Cool Wind and Rain Couple Costume

I live for Halloween! Every year, around mid July, I start thinking about what our costumes will be. I enjoy spending the time and being creative and making our costumes! This year out state, California, is in serious drought. We need nothing more than wind and rain. I decided it was a great theme for our costumes this year and promptly began creating these fun costumes!

Everyone’s first reaction was astounded. Then everyone wanted to know 1) if I made them, 2) Was it hard, 3) is the hat heavy? Then we were just receiving compliments all night long. I think people were just amazed at the hat and the presence it has. There were lights and it really just makes you stop and stare!

I had a great deal of fun creating the Rain Cloud hat. I used strobe lights for lightning, cardboard and foil for the bolts, and pillow stuffing for the clouds. The rain drops were created from mardi gras beads and I strung clear beads on clear wire as well. Of course at the end of every rain storm is a rainbow, so I painted a beautiful rainbow on one of my eyes.

For my husband’s Wind costume I fed jewelery wire through the tie and the bottom of the shirt seam. This way I could bend them in the way they would look if you wire caught in a wind storm. I also attached items that might get stuck on you…newspaper, paper bags, leaves, trash…we even flipped an umbrella inside out as it would if a gust of wind rushed by!

I hope you enjoy our ideas as much as I did creating them. I hope they bring inspiration to your Halloween time! And, without further ado…Here are my husband’s and mine costumes this year…We dressed as The Wind and The Rain.

Cool Wind and Rain Couple Costume

Cool Wind and Rain Couple Costume