What we did at Halloween with Dylon

This year we decided to make our own Halloween costumes with the help of Dylon!

Now I know I’ve been a bit crafty but I must admit to being a little scared, as I’m sure some of you are, of dye!

Well I’m happy to say it’s much easier than you think! We started off with white outfits for me, Zachy and Flo :

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Dylon kindly provided me with two different types of dyes in the fact that the sachets are for putting in a bowl with salt and water and leaving the garment in there, stirring intermittently. The bigger boxes you tip directly in the washing machine and just simply run a cycle!

Now I had to decide what to do!

Thanks to the Dylon colour palette that gave me creative ideas, I decided onΒ a Β red bride for myself, a violet witch for Flo and a black Frankenstein suit for Zachary. I tipped in the black dye, popped in the suit and switched the machine on…

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Scary!!

Next I did the same with my white dress and the red dye. It was so easy and the colour was perfectly distributed with no colour patches on the garments.

Finally I dyed Flo’s witch outfit in the more traditional manner in a bowl. Hers came out equally good.

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I was so impressed with the process, the simplicity and the outcomes!

 

Next year and for any other outfits required in the future, I’ll be turning to Dylon for help and inspiration!

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The kids (and me!) had a great time Trick or Treating and they’re still enjoying their treats :0

Thanks Dylon πŸ™‚

Find out more about Dylon and get some inspiration for your outfits!

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Alice in Wonderland Home Made Boys Costume

So I returned from holiday in the early hours of this morning and had a great time in Gran Canaria.

More on that later but more importantly (for Zachy) he had a birthday party to go to. Upon checking Facebook I realised it was an Alice in Wonderland fancy dress theme! I had been so pleased with myself that I had actually sorted a present for the beautiful birthday girl before holiday that I then ran around like a headless chicken looking through fancy dress boxes, checking to see if any fancy dress shops in the area were open and when I eventually calmed down googled the characters in the film.

Having already rooted through the dressing up box I knew what I had on offer and once the King of Hearts popped up on my screen I was on a roll πŸ˜‰

So the next time your little boy needs an alice in wonderland dress up – here it is πŸ™‚

Use a captain hook or equivalent red pirate top then cut 2 pieces of (ideally) red card out in the shape of a heart, (we had to use pink and paint it red) and attach to a wooden spoon, blue peter styly with sticky tape:

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Get two pieces of yellow card and staple together, measure around the top of said little boys head and staple again, cut out a pointy top to make a crown.

Grab your eyeliner and draw on a twirly moustache and wallah:

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One King Of Hearts πŸ™‚

Phew!!