We've taken a picture by the same lamp post every year we've gone trick-or-treating! I feel like next year he might be as tall as me!
We didn't stray too far from the mood board I created. (You can click back to this post for details.)
1. Instead of ordering the "official" hat from the Disney Store, I stumbled across a white cowboy hat at a local thrift store for a buck. Score!
2. For the mask, I bought a sheet of felt at Ben Franklin for something like 45 cents, cut out the mask shape, & sewed an elastic strap on the back. We had a red bandanna at home to use, & for the Texas Rangers badge, we actually had a random vending machine necklace that was the same shape, so we sprayed it silver & wrote "Texas Rangers" on it in black Sharpie.
3. We did purchase the gun/holster set off Amazon. It was the "splurge" of the costume for a whopping $17 (free shipping with Amazon Prime). The gun was heavy duty & looked just like the picture...Grady was convinced it was real. The holster/belt combo, not so much. It was fine for the price though.
4. We found a suede vest & white shirt at Goodwill. He had a pair of black pants already. I couldn't find a black suit coat in Grady's size anywhere, so I ended up buying a women's coat, took it apart, cut it down, & put it back together again...this time smaller. It was an experiment & I wasn't sure it would actually work, but it did! I almost made it too small, actually. I rubbed brown chalk on it to give it a trail-worn look as opposed to 90's librarian. :) We borrowed the boots from a friend...they were a tad on the big side, but we were able to fit wool socks inside them on a chilly night!
Hope you all had as great a time as we did!
Grady already has his costumes planned out for the next couple of years...a fox next year & Batman the year after that. :)