It became our inspiration piece. My husband LOVES S'mores so he jumped on board in time and even helped a lot with making the costumes! Here's how they turned out...
Our S'more family at our church party. Josh and I were graham crackers. We used cardboard and covered them with felt pieces that had ribbon for the scored lines and I embroidered little french knots for the dots. I should have taken a close up of them. Then we used ribbon to attach them together so we could wear them over our shoulders. We decided to have Bennett be the marshmallow because he really enjoys eating marshmallows for treats. Plus, we thought our little Charlotte would be better off as a chocolate bar since she is not mobile and we needed to carry her the entire time.
Trick-or-treating with friends!
Close up of the chocolate bar! Her costume was my favorite. I used felt for the entire thing. I cut two pieces for her body and two strips to sew up the sides so that we could easily get it on and off (since felt does not stretch). I printed out a HERSHEY'S logo that I enlarged in a word document, traced them onto white felt, and hand stitched them all on. Then I blanket stitched the strips onto the front and back pieces. To keep it together at the top I hand stitched ribbon on to both the front and back pieces on each shoulder and tied them together in a bow when it was on. It turned out so cute!
I don't have a close up of our marshmallow either. He was always on the move and it was hard to get him to sit still for a picture. Trick-or-treating was way too exciting for pictures. My husband actually made his costume. We used a foam piece that we doubled up to make it extra fluffy. Then we wrapped it in white felt, cut our circles for the arms to go through and glued it all down. It was super easy and people definitely got what we were when we were all together. The marshmallow by itself didn't really make sense and neither did the graham crackers because it just looked like we were wearing cardboard. Some people had to ask what we were, but they usually guessed after thinking about it for a few seconds.
I love family themed costumes and I hope we can keep coming up with fun ideas for the future. The past two years have been way easy to make so that is a must in the criteria for costumes. Hopefully we can keep the creative ideas coming before we resort to reusing some of them! Happy Halloween to you all!