the popular books by Charles Ogden and now a
successful cartoon television
series, the show centers around Edgar and Ellen,
two mischievous twelve-year old twins who live in a thirteen story
dilapidated old mansion on the edge of the town Nod's Limbs.
a lot of mischief and mayhem
by pulling elaborate pranks, often in the form of booby traps, both on each other and
the residents of Nod's Limbs. Unfortunately for them, their pranks often
backfire in unpredictable ways.
a skilled inventor, even if his inventions often go awry.
He is also an accomplished escape artist, who idolizes Harry Houdini. Wherever
he goes, so
does his satchel of full of diabolical gadgets. In most situations he
starts out calm and confident, but when things start to go wrong he has
a tendency to panic. Edgar can be quite absent minded about some
details, which often leads to disaster.
essentially a mad
scientist, particularly when it comes to flora and fauna, and is very affectionate toward her
unusual plants. She and Edgar plan and execute their many schemes
together. Ellen is very intelligent and can solve problems quickly when
the need arises. While more level-headed than her brother, she can also lose her temper
Both Edgar and Ellen wear identical striped
footie pajamas, white and mauve in color. Since there have been no
Halloween costumes developed so far, we looked around for a pattern that
could be used to create your own.
Kwik Sew makes a pattern for making a set of footie pajamas (Pattern
#2175). This pattern is designed for stretch knits only. The misses'
pajamas have a zipper opening on the front, elastic in casing at the
waist and ribbing neckband and cuffs. The next step is to locate fabric
that comes close to the large stripes that their pajamas have. Check
with your local fabric store.
Edgar and Ellen have pale white complexions, so for the makeup we choose
to use white grease paint to cover all exposed
skin on the head, neck and hands. Then use white face powder
to set the grease paint. Use a black eyebrow pencil to darken and
straighten the eyebrows. You might want to keep a small container
of the white grease paint with you Halloween night for
twins both have jet black hair giving you two options. You can wear a
black wig or temporarily dye your hair black. Jerome Russell's Temp'ry
Natural Color Highlights "True Black" can be used to cover your current
hair color with natural looking results. Jerome Russell uses only the
finest ingredients that dry instantly, producing a fabulous color and
shine with no damage to the hair.
Edgar and Ellen's
keep a bizarre one-eyed, hairy
creature as a pet. During the 2007 Halloween season, Target department
stores were selling a "Pet" stuffed animal in their Edgar and Ellen
section. This is perfect for a young lady in her Ellen costume to carry with her. For Edgar, a
satchel or satchel type over-the-shoulder purse makes a great "lab equipment
filled" type Halloween prop.