Okay, not really, but I got your attention!
I'm working on our family's Halloween costumes for this year.
We have decided to dress up as a family of Jedi Knights. If you're unfamiliar with the term "Jedi", think "Star Wars". Yes, I live with a houseful of males, all huge fans of "Star Wars". Yep, even the baby can say "Star Wars".
Speaking of the baby, he turns 2 years old this Halloween! Yes, he's a Halloween baby. I'm doing his costume first because it's the smallest and I won't get discouraged right away.
So... how am I making the Jedi costumes? Well, Jedi wear a simple robe. It's usually dark brown and made of a rough fabric. (I believe that in the movies they were made of wool - yes, I also grew up watching the movies! :-).
I went to my local fabric store and perused the aisles of fabric. I decided to use a dark brown burlap. It's very rough and simple, as a Jedi's clothes should be. It was priced at $3 per yard, but I had a handy dandy 50% off coupon. I bought 10 yards and it cost $15. With any luck, I'll be able to create 5 original, handmade Jedi robe costumes for $15. Oh, and it was $2 for the thread. Just over $3 per costume! Of course, the boys can wear them for dress-up in the future and to their school Halloween parties as well.
In the meantime, I'll be sewing away. There is so much burlap I feel as though it is chasing me out of the room!
I'll post pictures and tutorials when I have them all completed. I also found a web site with free printable masks...