All of the costumes were made using commercial costume patterns and bargain fabric. I did splurge on trim for the pirate and clown accessories. The buckle on the pirate was made by cutting out the shape of a buckle from heavy interfacing, using a paint brush to cover the cut-out with glue and then apply gold glitter.
Looking at the pictures today, I wish I had spray painted the old sneakers pink to match the costumes.
The pirate costume made use of the black pants for a few years after the holiday. He won an award at a party that year for his pirate costume.
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