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Monday, November 2, 2015

Grant - Halloween 2015

Halloween 2015 was a success at the Martinez casa this year. So far my husband only wants Grant to dress up as a professional athlete.  We aren't fans of the store bought costumes for little ones.  The options (especially for babies!) are very limited and usually end up being animals that are thick, hot material.  We live in Texas and Halloween is usually hot and humid, so fleece costumes aren't ideal.

Last year Grant was Michael Phelps.  I thought it was adorable and everyone at the fall festival got a kick out of it.  I loved my shirtless chunky baby!



Keeping with the sports theme, we went with our favorite quarterback, Peyton Manning!



Look at that Game Face.  Perfect!
 


 I found a tutorial online for some DIY football pads and they turned out awesome! My local craft store didn't sell the foam by the yard like the tutorial called for and they also didn't sell .5" thick foam.  I had to get 1" thick and cut it in half.  It was awful and made a huge mess, but the end result was absolutely worth it! It really made the entire outfit!



10 comments:

  1. Hi, love the Halloween football costume? Would you mind sharing where you got the pants/socks and jersey?? Thanks :)

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    1. I ordered them all on Amazon! Nothing special about the pants or socks. I just found white pants and long navy socks.

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  2. I'm thinking of doing this with my 2 year old this year. Would you mind emailing me (alexusjoanne@yahoo.com) the DIY video you found to make the shoulder pads?

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    1. FYI for anyone looking for that tutorial it's here: http://www.blueistyleblog.com/2014/09/FootballBrothersHalloweenCostume.html?m=1 Not a video, but easy picture instructions :)

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  3. Hi what kind of pants are those? I'm having a hard time finding my two year old pants?

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    1. Hi Michelle! I bought these exact pants on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0141MCSD4/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    2. If the link doesn't work they were called Sportoli® Baby Girls and Toddlers Cotton Blend Jersey Knit Solid Long Leggings :)

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  4. Hello Mrs. Martinez
    I had to say : Aadore your son , That Boy Makes me Happy everytime i see his photos
    and and That Photo With Peyton Manning Shirt Is Awesome, It's Sooooooooooo Sweeeeeeeeeet ...

    God Bless Grant ...

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  5. Hi!! I was wondering if you would be willing to sell your shoulder pads from your sons costume last year? They are the exact size I need! If not, would you be willing to share the dimensions for the foam and a template? thanks so much!

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    1. Here's the template I followed: http://www.blueistyleblog.com/2014/09/FootballBrothersHalloweenCostume.html?m=1

      It was really easy to make and honestly anything looks fine under the jersey just to bulk it up a little :) I ended up freestyling a little to make it fit my son. What I ended up with looks horrible by itself, but looked great under the jersey.

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