Friday, February 20, 2015

"The Flash" girls costume

So my daughter comes home on Wednesday telling me that she met her AR goal at school so she gets to dress up as a superhero Friday at school. Um... we are youth pastors and so Wednesday is youth night and I kindly respond "awesome sweetie, but I'll have to help you figure out a costume tomorrow night." Then tomorrow came and my husband had worship practice which means I am without a vehicle and I'm thinking "oh boy what are we going to do for a costume???!!" 

Naturally I get on Pinterest and start scanning for ideas. Simple ideas. My daughter looking over my shoulder spots a Flash costume and gets ecstatic! They've been watching the Flash on TV and so she was sold. So with gathering things already around my house I threw together a costume that looked like I spent all week working on! Don't you love those kind of projects?!

Here is what I gathered:
1. Red teenage mutant ninja turtle mask from older brother.
2. The Flash headband that was a McDonald toy in a happy meal awhile back.
3. Printable Iron on transfer sheets 
4. Yellow duck tape
5. Red ribbon and what little red tulle I had
6. White and gold sparkled tulle
7. Scissors

I printed the Flash logo on the transfer paper and simply ironed it on a red shirt she had (that we actually turned inside out because the front had writing on it). Next I took yellow duck tape and just cut the ends at angles to make the belt look right. And finally I cut and cut and cut and cut and cut.... And CUT strips of tulle. Simply double knotted them on a ribbon and voila instant skirt to glam it up a bit!

This all came together in a couple hours and cost me nothing!! Sigh. Reveling in the mommy goodness of the sound of that!

And you know I have to show you how cute she looked right?! 

Cutest Flash I know!!