I wanted to get these pictures up especially for the grmas and the grpas and all the other friends and family whose doors we will not be able to knock upon this evening!
Avatar Aang and his Water Bending Friend, Katara!
We had such a fun time making these costumes and everyone is thrilled with the results! Avatar is an excellent show on Nick. It's not too popular. (Compared to the likes of SpongeBob, ahem.) I won't be surprised if Claire and Benjamin have to tell everyone who they are. But if you have watched the show, you can see that our costumes are spot-on!
The real Katara!
The Real Aang!
It's all about cheap sweatsuits from Walmart, some dye and a few remnants of fabric. In fact, we made Katara's skirt from a sweatshirt. I turned it upside down, cut off the neck and sleeves to make the pointy hem and slide a piece of elastic into the ready-made casing of what would have been the bottom of the sweatshirt. Slick!
We tried to convince Benjamin to actually shave his head, but he refused. (Kidding.) We think this bald cap is about the funniest thing ever! And it really makes the costume.