I got this idea from the 1982 film E.T.! It was VERY easy to put together and it turned out better than expected! I got so many compliments, high fives, and everyone wanted to take a picture with E.T.!
Here’s how it all came together!
Materials for E.T. Basket:
grey spray paint
basket (I got mine thanks to Fred Meyer)
2 paint rollers
Directions for E.T. Basket:
-spray paint basket grey
-saw off the paint rollers to create the bike handles
-use duct tape to attached the handles onto the basket
-add string to the basket so you can wrap it around your neck for support
Materials for E.T. Face:
needle & thread
Directions for E.T. Face:
-find a picture on E.T.’s face online
-when you find the right one, print it out on the transfer paper
-from the transfer paper follow instructions to iron it onto the white shirt
-once it cools, cut about an inch around E.T.’s face
-cut out another shape of E.T.’s face so it has a backing
-turn it inside out and start sewing on the 1 inch (leave a small opening so you can stuff it with cotton balls)
-once you’re done sewing, flip it back so that E.T.’s face is up front and now you can start filling it with cotton balls
-now that E.T. is all stuff, grab the white blanket and start wrapping and gluing around the head to the neck
Complete the look by wearing a red hoodie and you’re off to bring E.T. home!!!
Let me know if you have any questions and have a Spooktacular Halloween!
Happy Birthday Mom!
Besides the fact that my mom’s birthday falls on Halloween, I’ve always loved dressing up and going out with friends! I never really dressed up for Halloween before, only when I moved to Seattle did I realize how fun it can be to dress up as your favorite cartoon character, celebrity, princess, super hero, or occupation.
As I’m looking through halloween photos going back 10 years, I must say that I am getting old! I just don’t look forward to going to the over crowded night clubs anymore. That’s all history! It’s the house/costume parties I look forward to this time of year. Besides, who likes waiting in line to get into a club in the cold, damp Seattle weather?
Another thing that I’ve noticed from past Halloweens is that I’ve become more and more creative with my costumes. Instead of spending well over $60.00 for a skimpy costume I’d likely use once, I realized that making my own costume is cheaper, more fun, and one of a kind!
So thanks to Halloween for giving me a reason to dress up these last 10 years!
2005 – Police Officer
Come on, you know that you’ve been a police officer before…I mean who doesn’t want to get arrested by a naughty Policewoman!
2006 – Construction Worker
You dream it and I’ll build it!
2007 – Pirate
2008 – Mailwoman
I was actually in New Mexico visiting my sister and her family! So I had to dress pretty conservatively for family trick-o-treating.
2009 – Gold Digger!
“I ain’t sayin she a gold digger”
2010 – Kitty
I kept it pretty simple this year and stayed home to give out candy!
2011 – Playboy Bunny
2012 – Cloud
This is my first year making my costume. Unfortuntely it didn’t make it through the night.
2013 – Hawaii Snow Globe
By far, my favorite costume of all! Click here for a DIY tutorial.
2014 – Paper Doll
Practically one of the easiest costume I’ve ever made and another favorite of mine! Click here for a DIY tutorial.