|More views of the side|
|Colin close up.|
|Megs beak was sparkly in an attempt to not make her look like a boy.|
|Trying to fly! I really wanted to get feet made for them but I ran out of time.|
|At the parade! My costume was thrown together at the total last minute. The kids were my priority.|
|Some of the other kids from the building trick or treating. I just love Meg's face in this one.|
I ended up making the kids costumes a size up, Meghan because I had to, 3 was as small as it got, and Colin's because I wanted to be able to layer things under it. In the end this wasn't necessary as it was a pretty warm day and with the feathers over fleece, it was pretty warm. Unfortunately Meghan's hood was just way too big and kept falling off and annoying her. She wore it like a trooper for most of the parade and trick or treating even though it was obviously bothering her. I didn't put feathers under their chins and this turned out to be a really good thing, she never would have kept it on if the feathers were tickling her too. If you notice, I usually take pictures inside first, not this year! The apartment was covered in feathers! Three days later I'm still blowing feathers out of my nose and trying to get the blue dye out of the fingernails! I think it is safe to say I won't be using fur or feathers again anytime soon. I'm not only finding feathers in my apartment still but also in the hallways and outside our building!
Before I let you believe I hand sewed all the feathers on there I will let you all in on my secret, they are feather boas that get sewn on through the spine of the boa. Still difficult, but not nearly as taxing as the alternative! At the time I ordered the boas, I coudn't get a plain green one so I ended up getting one that had gold tinsel in it. I spent a good 45 minutes before the parade trying to pull all the tinsel out of the costume, there was still a few pieces here and there but it wasn't really noticable.
I will admit I was a little dissapointed when we couldn't catch the eye of the newspaper photographer (seeing as I obviously had the best dressed kids in the parade!!) but he just wasn't paying attention at the moment we walked by (and I only saw one this year). Oh well, the costumes were a big hit, and only a few people called them chickens (I wish I was kidding!)