When I asked C what she wanted to be this year, she quickly answered "Tinkerbell, and P can be Rosetta". Knowing that I had a Tinkerbell and friends pattern it should be pretty easy. A few weeks before Halloween I went searching for the pattern. Having my life in boxes and storage makes things a bit challenging this year. When I couldn't find it, I thought I would just go for it myself. Started cutting, sewing, and making alterations as I went along. This is what it they ended up looking like. After adding some wings found at Wal Mart, and tights and onesies to keep warm, we had a great time with our little Tinkerbell and Rosetta this year! Hope you all had a Happy Halloween!!!
I'm going to add mine in two stages. Our oldest's school does a storybook parade every year right before Halloween. The kids get to wear a costume, BUT they have to choose a character from a book and dress up as them. I'm a complete sucker and keep agreeing to 2 costumes, one, the Halloween costume she picked, and two, the last minute scramble to make sure we have a storybook character. I'm hoping I'll eventually learn and make her choose one costume, but for now, I give you Bethany, the Ballet Fairy.
I need to take the kids out today and get good pictures of them in their costumes, then we'll be back with the official Halloween post!
Last year I made us a family of super heroes, The Incredibles. I even sewed muscles into my husbands costume. He was so proud of his costume that the next day he said next year our son has to be a muscled Ninja. So it was my task to figure it out and this is what we ended up with:
I made a little pair of black knit pants, then made the long sleeve black tee with the muscles sewn in. I love pattern making, so I took on the challenge to do it all myself. I love how it turned out and will be doing some great pattern making tutorials coming soon. We bought him a Ninja weapon set that came with a hood. But he wouldn't wear it :( so he ended up looking like Batman with out a mask. Oh well, we had a blast!
I'm back for take two, the actual Halloween costumes.
I let each kid just pick what they wanted this year, The oldest went with Southern Belle, mostly cause she saw a picture of the costume in an add and fell in love with the hat. She did have the requirement that the dress had to touch the floor as well.