Hi my name is Elena. This is the first year I decided I was no longer buying store bought costumes for my children. Their ages are 7, 5, 2, and a month old. I decided to make a homemade costume for each but wanted all of them to be in the same theme. I choose the Shrek movie. Let me mention to you I decided I would do this when I was seven months pregnant. I decided on making them as soon as I gave birth which was September 21, 2013.

I bought all my supplies and a second hand sewing machine since I am a beginner. It ends up my community had a Halloween thing going on for the kids on the 12th of October. So guess what I only had a couple of days to dish out three costumes. I am a fulltime stay at home mom with a newborn I am also a fulltime student online. So I had to make time here and there to make the costumes. I made them all from felt material and I hot glued everything. I did not have time to try and sew anymore.

I am very proud of what I was able to accomplish in such little time. I hope you like them as well. Here is my son Emiliano who is five as Gingy and Benjamin as Baby Shrek. May I add I choose the character because it fits my sons attitude.