And finally, after much hype (on my part), I am sharing our Carnival costumes! Thanks to the creative engineering genius of my sister, we made a nice little splash at the parade. People approached us and asked to take our picture. Miss Richfield called down from her throne on her float to tell us she loved our costumes. Other parade watchers would shout out a complement as they passed by us. We were a hit! And in this town, it is NOT easy to stand out.
I asked Le Sister to document the “Making Of” process. The next series of photos are hers.
As most of you know, I
asked for demanded a Jetsonmobile for each of us. Hula hoops were the perfect base. In sparkly colors, of course!
In order to secure the hula hoops in place, Le Sister rigged sparkly velcro belts that attached to the hoop.
She then created jets for each Jetsonmobile using plastic cups, silver paint, styrofoam balls, and tin foil.
My niece provided the awesome flame design.
She attached them to the hula hoops with silver tinsel pipecleaner thingys.
We also each had a license plate attached to the back identifying which Jetson we were (“Meet George Jetson,” “His Boy Elroy,” “Daughter Judy,” “Jane, His Wife,” and “Astro.”)
Astro needed some ears.
Elroy needed a hat. Which people LOVED!
And my mom got more gangster with it as the day went on. (Notice the glitter on her shirt. We were covered head to toe!)
George has some serious face glitter.
Le Sister also had customized pins made for all of us.
We head out for the parade. Notice Jane’s triangle collar. I had one, too, as Judy.
And here we all are (minus Astro)!
My friend, JR, joined us and Le Sister tried to convince him to be Mr. Spacely. He declined. But we’ll get him next year. The Mr. has also agreed to join in on the fun for 2013, which will be Vegas-themed. We’re already working on our costume ideas!