The elf costumes are evolving... these are for the neighborhood party. Our goal (well not mine, but someone had a great idea) was to imitate the style from the movie Elf:
Tights color became a major issue. I tried on my jacket and felt like I needed more red. I wanted some candy cane swirl tights (not the Wicked Witch of the West horizontal stripe -- who needs horizonal stripes on their thighs??) but couldn't find them to buy anywhere. I ordered gold tights as a fall back. Then I got the bright idea (was it really bright? You decide...) to paint white tights with a candy cane swirl. The process was q u i t e memorable... but here's the end result:
So then... elf shoes. Because if you are an elf, your toes MUST curl. We had fabric left over from the jackets, so I decided to craft some shoes:
And then there's the hat selection. I don't have photos of these, but I have a traditional Santa hat. I have a gold lame' hat with white fur. I have a 4' long Santa stocking cap, and I have a traditional Santa hat with a spiral around it that dangles a piece of mistletoe over my head.
I have a black belt, but I can't decide if it looks good or not...
Someone recently asked me if I have elf ears! I DON'T!! I hadn't even thought about them! That's on my must do list... and at this late date I suspect it will be a challenging purchase.
I'll have to have a fashion show for Red to decide on all my options...