I always admire Cassie Stephens' What The Art Teacher Wore posts and how she visually embodies the content she teaches. I was so excited to embark on a totally handmade costume and made some great discoveries along the way. I learned that despite how convincing a plan looks on paper you will likely scrap it and have to figure things out by enlisting the help of friends and by simply messing around with materials. So thank you to Maggie, Tessa of Telado Photography, Sara, and Jacob for your ideas and support!
I also learned how awesome craft foam is as a building material. It's expensive but it really packs a punch with it's flexibility, strength, and light weight qualities. I will definitely do a sculpture project using this foam with my older kids in summer art camp! The foam was 1" regular density and should be sold by the inch at your local Jo-ann Fabric and Craft Store or other fabric store. I also used these amazing Clover Wonder Clips to hold the foam in place.
Enjoy the pictures and Happy Halloween!!!