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This year, the younger generation chose to be a hummingbird and a vampire for Halloween. The hummingbird needed light-up wings.

I got the supplies at Goodwill. For the hummingbird, I got a pink shirt, pink trousers, and sheer purple for the wings. Sheerness is an important quality for the wings, because I added long, skinny pockets to the wings to accommodate glow sticks. I took a mask that I made last year for no apparent reason and added a beak made from a paper towel roll and some knit fabric.

For the vampire, I bought 3 XL size t-shirts at Goodwill and cut them up to make a dress.

Here's the hummingbird costume in the dark with glow sticks inserted.  Sans mask.

Here’s the hummingbird costume in the dark with glow sticks inserted. Sans mask.

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4 Comments

  1. Elizabeth
    Posted November 2, 2013 at 1:08 am | Permalink | Reply

    Cute!!!

    Elizabeth
    http://www.sewnblog.com

  2. Shams
    Posted November 2, 2013 at 8:45 am | Permalink | Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Especially those glow-in-the-dark wings. You are making me sad that I no longer have young kids to costume anymore, and that’s saying something!!

    • Posted November 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! In the original post, I failed to mention the fit that my vampire pitched a fit because the first iteration of her makeup was “too white.” Maybe you won’t be so sad now.

  3. Carin Celebuski
    Posted November 3, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Beautiful costumes. So nice Halloween wasn’t cancelled this year!

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