I found this fun picture on pinterest, as probably many of you have. I loved it. A little morbid, but cute. I heard one slant on it- instead of a pregnant skeleton- maybe it's an XRAY of a pregnant lady....however that should never happen...so I guess that's morbid also. I also loved the costume idea for Matt. Matt has a bit of a belly too, so we thought it would be fun to be matching. However what is in his belly?! Homebrew beer of course.
The halloween party we went to was a gnome party- where everyone had to be in gnome attire. So we made some big gnome hats and a few tiny gnome hats. Then we made the skeleton tops ourselves. We chose to wear grey pants...not to mess with the femurs and such. It just made things a little simpler. Oh, did I mention that almost everyone at this party is from my work.... ie. healthcare professionals?! So the pressure was on to make our skeletons anatomically correct. They turned out to be a few ribs short and a few mix-matched bones, but that's ok.
[supplies]What you need:
-white fabric paint (I considered glow in the dark paint for awhile too- grown-up party....might have been cool)
-black long sleeve shirts
I bought these items at Michael's and Joann's with 40% off coupons. And the shirts I bought at Old Navy- men's long sleeve thermals. Pretty cheap costume, all together $25!
[the stencils- freezer paper sketches]
[matt's beer belly shirt]
[matt cutting out little xray-spud in the freezer paper]
[didn't he do a fantastic job?!]
[matt painting on the stencil]
Us as "XRAY Gnomes"
Matt trying to give our little spud-gnome some IPA at the party
[my friend stephanie a boise-state-gnome]
[oh yes, spud-gnome with more bad influences, however chelsie is excitedly singing to spud]
The project did take a little forethought and time, but it was a blast! Now do we wear the costumes to answer the door to trick or treaters?! (p.s. we didn't)