So for Halloween this year I'm at home, but Husband did get to participate in Halloween festivities. His team at work submitted costume ideas, and everyone was assigned one of the ideas. One girl was a ballerina, there was talk of someone else dressing up as Elvis, you get the picture. And what was Husband's costume assignment, you ask? A rock.
Yup, you read that correctly. For Halloween, Husband was supposed to dress up as a rock. As in, stone. Boulder. Rock.
Ever the dutiful and crafting wife, I shot down his idea of simply buying grey sweatpants and stuffing under the sweatshirt to look lumpy for fear that he'd just look like an old lumpy man wearing sweats to work. I came up with two alternatives: 1) Sponge painting sweats to have a "rock" texture and 2) using the stone spray paint made by Rustoleum to spray sweats to have the look AND texture of stone. Husband liked the idea of spray paint, which wasn't my first choice, but since he was the one that had to wear it, what Husband wanted, Husband got.
We went to Wal-Mart and bought a cheap pair of light grey Hanes sweats, and I coated them with a coat of dark grey primer to try to stop the stone spray paint from soaking through the sweatshirt and pants. One trip to Menards later, and I was armed with this stuff:
The finishing touch of his costume was a beanie that I glued Spanish moss on to...get it? Moss growing on the rock? Ha, I'm funny. Here's a photo of Husband modeling the final product. Please excuse the low-quality cell phone photo; I forgot to take pictures before he left for work.
|Husband. Ain't he cute?|
If I had to do it again, I'd probably use darker paint colors instead of the linen and grey - probably a dark grey and nutmeg color instead. But since I don't anticipate ever having to make a rock costume again, I'll probably just file that away in the "random information never to be used again" file in my slightly crazy brain.