I am quite excited to have our costumes done for our party tomorrow and I'm really happy with how they turned out! Behold our cast of saints for the year (with some costume notes for future reference or in case in can help anyone else out there!).
Saint Anthony of Padua
John Paul picked his favorite saint of late as his saint this year. This is the first year that he and Michael did not choose a saint with a sword. I made the habits (don't look too close ;) John Paul sewed the fish by himself. He wasn't into carrying a Christ child doll around and there is nary a baby doll in our house anyway. So he opted to carry the traditional lilies (from Hobby Lobby) and the homemade fish in honor of his favorite story about Saint Anthony preaching to the fish.
St. Francis of Assisi
Again, I made the habit and Michael made his bird. I love it! And check out both of their homemade tonsures that John Paul fashioned out of some craft fur! To my delight, Michael was going to go the real tonsure route. Today, though, he got a little nervous about the close encounter with the clippers and backed out. According to Michael, "I look just like him!! Except for my missing tooth. But maybe he lost some of his teeth when he was old."
St. George the Martyr
That face! The tunic is a simple white pillowcase with a red felt cross hot-glued to the front. The cape and head covering are from the dress up hamper (head covering sewed by Grandma years ago). The sequinesque "armor" I put together for John Paul a few years ago when he was St. George. They're just pinned to his clothes. Sword courtesy of the dollar store and cardboard shield courtesy of John Paul.
St. John Paul the Great (giving you his papal blessing)
This costume is making an appearance yet again and has had such a great run. It's eight years old. I made it when John Paul was a toddler! It just needed an ironing and a new crucifix attached to the crosier.
Happy All Hallow's Eve!
Have a wonderful weekend and may all the holy men and women intercede for us all.