(Don't you love Photoshop? This picture was taken in my kitchen.)
A trip to Goodwill took care of most of our costumes...
For Mr. MadeIt (aka Captain Hook), we found a silky red button-down shirt. Add to that a few Wal-Mart accessories, his church slacks, and my belt, and he's good to go.
For me (aka Bootstrap Jill), we found an off-white, coarse-weave button-down shirt at Goodwill. We also found a Goodwill belt that reminded me of doubloons strung together. The most difficult part was the pirate vest (and that was super-easy!) For that, we found long brown dress--I sewed closed the zippered back, and cut open the center front. (No need to make the edges nice because I'm a pirate!) A pair of Mr. MadeIt's tan pants (so they'd be too big), a colorful scarf, and pile of old necklaces completed my look.
For Boo (aka...I don't know; I've got nothing), we picked up (from Goodwill again) a long-sleeved white onesie. I tattered the sleeve edges and drew a skull-and-crossbone onto the front with a Sharpie. Black tights kept her warm.
What should we do for this year? We know what Boo's going to be, but we haven't come up with anything for Mr. MadeIt and I that we're actually excited about.
How are you dressing up this year?