Festive Crafting



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.



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



  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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