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Wishing you a Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2012
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Up until now, the boys have been the same thing as each other for Halloween. One year they were construction workers, an other year Thing 1 and Thing 2, and last year, they were Swamp Things. This year the boys did not want to be the same thing and after much discussion (ghost, princess, knight, Harry Potter, Big Foot..) they settled on Viking and King. First we did some sketches:

Rounded up supplies:

Then we got to work:

 

Here are the finished costumes:

After watching this Nova episode, Oliver has become a Viking expert and had very specific requirements for his armor, helmet, and sword. Initially he didn’t want the iconic Viking horns because they are not accurate. According to Wikipedia, ” there is no evidence that horned helmets were ever worn in battle at any point during the Viking Age.”  But he relented when we explained that people might not know what he was without the horns. They horns look more like Yoda than Viking Horns, but there’s only so far my cardboard and Duct Tape skills go…

He decorated his shield and sword himself:

 

And here they are. King Henry and Oliver the Viking Warrior!

 

 

Happy Halloween!

 

 

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 31, 2012 3:13 PM

    Awesome costumes!! They look great. I love that Oliver decorated his shield. Happy Halloween!

  2. November 2, 2012 12:28 PM

    Very cute!

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