The kids were absolutely fascinated by it:
The Dads completely geeked about it. I was asked about a hundred times how it was made and then they couldn't believe that a mere woman had made it. I mean, what woman works with joint compound? :)
My other favorite costume of the evening was a giant story book. The cover opened up and revealed a story inside. The best part of her costume? The (working) book light that was attached to it.
The Lego Man and the Story book both took home top honors. One for most creative and one for best homemade. When the Lego Man was announced as the winner, you should have heard the place cheering. It was very cool and The Eldest was "cock of the walk" for the rest of the evening.
Here's an "action" shot of my two guys:
The little guy was not told to pose, he's just a natural born actor. :)