Saturday, October 23, 2010

Who ya gonna call?


Yeah! I'm all done with costumes!  
I was all set to make my son a robber costume as he requested, when he saw a commercial for Ghostbusters and begged me to switch.  I had no problem with the switch, as I knew this would be a lot more fun to put together. 

We are both thrilled with the outcome. 

I made the jumpsuit from a dress I found at the thrift store. 

I cut off the bottom and made a pair of pants using his pants as a pattern. Then I sewed the two pieces back together again. I added a name badge and a couple Ghostbuster patches made from iron-on transfer paper. 

The: Pack


For the pack, I started with a diet coke box. I made slots for straps and stuffed an old back pack inside. I spray painted it black and added several accessories with hot glue and mounting tabs.  

I found random things around the house, garage, the dollar store, and the thrift store to make up all the components. 
After I spay painted everything black, I added the little tags found HERE.

We made the gun so it could be disconnected from the pack, so he could still wear it to his school party.  

Our church had a Halloween Party last night and he won the costume contest. His excitement made all my work worth it. 

Here is a list of parties I'm linking to. 



20 comments:

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

I seriously tried to talk my boys into being Ghostbusters. Too bad they chose things like Santa and a hobo instead...

Delia said...

This is genius. You are such a great mom. :)

Benjamin and Jennie said...

he is so stinking cute!!! what a fun costume:)

Jason and Danielle said...

seriously THE coolest costume ever!

Jess said...

WOW! he looks like he means business. Those ghosties better watch out! love it-all that time and hard work paid off!

Little Foots said...

Great job, a first price prize well deserved! He looks so happy!

Cha Cha said...

All right Macgyver you just impressed my hubby and let me tell you he is not easy to impress. I love it, PERFECTION. This had to be so much fun to make, he is going to be the talk of the town.

Have a great weekend,
Cha Cha

Jackman Clan said...

This is awesome Kalleen - so well done!

Mama Gone Green said...

awesome!! I was just working on my little guy's last night. He is going to be an excavator (yes, like a construction machine). Hopefully next year he will pick something a little easier!!

Carrie said...

I can see why he won, that's a fantastic costume!!! Kudos... (again!) :)

Lizzy said...

That is great! What a fun costume and you did a great job!

Tami said...

Porter wants to be a ghostbuster now for Halloween. We'll see how that goes... I might be calling you later tonight. Did you get the American girl email i sent you?

Hayley said...

Wow. This is incredible. Way to go super mom!!

Wendy said...

What a great costume! You did a fabulous job :)

Amnah said...

Best handmade costume ever.

Susan @ Entertain Exchange said...

Fabulous costume!

Submit it in my Handmade Halloween Contest - starts now!

Susan,
http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
Party and Entertaining Inspiration

Crescent Moon said...

That is such a cool costume! I really love how you made the jumpsuit!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

ah I LOVE that!! If you have time come link up @ Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays next week! www.ladybug-blessings.com

Sassy Sites! said...

I love it! Thanks for linking up with Sassy Sites and sharing your homemade Halloween costume with us! :)

xoxo!!
-Marni

Tereza said...

wow you are so talented! what a great costume

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