MISSION ICE CREAM MAN: Some excellent execution here. Judy and Murray Haworth write: "Our 2-year-old wanted to be a Mission Ice Cream Man, so we made him a pushcart. El Niño Paletero gave out 100 free otter pops around the Mission tonight. He had a blast and even ran into his twin!" Photo: Super Crafty Costume Contest
INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU: Stacey's second entry: "Our 19-month-old Wes actually earned the nickname 'Inspector Clouseau' due to his bumbling and clumsy (well, as toddlers often are) nature, so what could be more fitting than to dress him as the 'Pink Panther' star? He was patient for the mustache and eyebrow application, so naturally he was disinclined to post for a good photo."
ALLIGATOR: She writes: "He is in Kindergarten and wanted to be an alligator just like his school mascot. I went to the big box store to see what I could put together and actually found some groovy alligator fabric and a green t-shirt on clearance! We already had some green pajama bottoms, a John Deere hat, soccer socks, felt, styrofoam balls, sharpies and googly eyes. With a little hot glue gun magic, we had an alligator costume in less than an hour at a cost of $14!
BIOLUMINESCENT SEA LIFE FROM THE MIDNIGHT ZONE: "bioluminescent sea life from the midnight zone" (thank you, Octonauts). My genius mom made the sea star disconnect so she can still participate in recess. The jellyfish got away from me as I stressed out over how to cover a shape made out of Amazon air pocket packaging using pins, needles and scissors. They'll both glow on Monday night if I can figure out how to line them with glow bracelets.
ALADDIN: Mom Kelly Sherman sent this photo of her son Nicholas Yazon on the flying carpet she made. Fantastic work Kelly! Photo: Crafty Costume Contest
GANDALF THE GREY: I used a glue gun to make the robe and cape - not a single stitch - and the wizard hat was built on top of an old Gilligan hat my wife hated. The staff is PVC pipe, wire coated in rubber, IKEA night lights and the whole thing wrapped in athletic tape. Lens flare by J.J. Abrams. He loves the costume, but is very tired of me demanding that he yell "You Shall Not Pass!
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS: We had two amazing homemade Edward Scissorhands costumes, and I couldn't choose. So I'm putting both in one collage. Brennan Luke on the left and 3-year-old Sophie in the middle and on the right (submitted by Scott Burt) both have amazing parents.
These kids probably don't even know what their costumes are!
Kermit and Miss Piggy: Mari writes: "Here are our daughters, Loretta the 6 year old English Bulldog, and Marlowe, her 1 and a half year old younger sister, as Miss Piggy and Kermit." Photo: Super Crafty Costume Contest
HEAD IN A FRIDGE: Loving the detail in this costume. I spent several minutes zooming in on all the refrigerator art. Ami writes: "Hello, my daughter aaliyah is dressed as a head in the fridge costume. It's super crafty and it's awesome. I hope you enjoy as much as we did." Photo: Crafty Costume Contest