Lil' Snorters

A place made by a mom for moms ( and dads too!)

Costume Creation

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Lots of pictures with this one, but its worth it to share our fun. Before we were new parents, Lee and I were in love with costuming. We actually won an award at a cosplay event! Well, we were inspired at one point or another by seeing the play Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street to make our own costumes and learn the songs from the popular musical. My husband made most everything and I put the trim and finer detailing on the costumes. We would go around downtown San Antonio and sing and dance while handing out ‘bloody’ (read red glittery icing) brownie bites and ‘meat’ fruit pies. We had a blast! Once Linden was born, we had to include him, so we made him into a little meat pie for his first Halloween using a baby pumpkin pattern. I made veggies for the cute pie costume out of felt sheets and batting. We didn’t get to go out that year due to colic and cranky baby, and last year we ended up going as a princess, her protector rogue guy, and a little dragon. Sadly during our last move, my top was put in a box that went to Goodwill by accident. I guess once Nathan gets here, we will have a Toby, Sweeney, Lovett (I get a new costume!) and our meat pie for next year. :). What are you all planning on being for Halloween?

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Glasses of a Different Color

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Have you ever gotten tired of your glasses color but really can’t or don’t want to afford a new pair just for the aesthetics? Now you can fix that easily! Use nail polish to paint your glasses a new hot shade of pink (like I did) or a cool blue to match your eyes. This works on both plastic and metal frames, though I highly recommend removing your lenses before you start.

To do this, as I said, remove the lenses if possible. If not, cut a bit of cloth tape to cover them (after you clean the frames) around the glass edge or if you are okay with it, cover the lenses with Vaseline. It’ll make it easy to remove any that gets on the lenses. Clean the frames using warm soapy water and dry thoroughly. Now you are ready for painting!

Normally, I use a quick dry base coat (clear) and do one coat and set to dry. Start on the ear pieces as it will make holding them easier. Once the base coat is applied, have your favorite (new bottle) of color(s) ready, it’s time to have fun! You have full leeway to be creative here. Polka dots? Cool! Stripes or even just a solid color are fun options as well. Once this next coat is done (again quick dry polishes are the best to use) you are ready to put your lenses back in.

You may notice that my glasses have a flower on them. I have a good reason for that other than the cuteness of it: my son doesn’t like me wearing them, and broke the frames. I used a hot glue gun to make dots on a bit of plastic and painted them. I attached it with another dab of glue and let dry. True my ear piece is frozen in that position now, but at least the break isn’t ugly now!

Have fun and be creative with your new peeper keepers!

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