My kids picked some pretty obscure costumes this year. I don't usually make their costumes, but this year I didn't have much of a choice. I did my best to not purchase anything to make them. I used what fabric I had to make Aubrey's. For Bayne, I only had to buy the fleece to make his cloak, which I luckily found for 50% off on the remnant rack at Joanns.
My daughter wanted to be Goku from Dragon ball.
I had a bunch of this shimmery orange fabric and some blue polyester my MIL recently sent me, which would work perfectly. I just sorta winged it and here is what I came up with:
For the hair, I bought a headband off the target $1 rack, colored it black with a sharpie, and attached black fleece to the bottom because she is very sensitive about things on her head. Then I cut out and glued on some black poster board in the shape of his crazy hair. It was the best I could come up with, but I think it works enough for one day.
Here is my little Goku in full character:
Here she is at the Halloween Parade at school today. Clearly having a blast!
I love my little party animal!!
My son went even more obscure, but I give him props for creativity. He wanted to be Gaius, a character from his favorite video game, Fire Emblem Awakening. Gaius is a candy thief, which I thought was very fitting for Halloween. I really worked hard on his costume. He is super stoked on how it came out. Here is the picture of Gaius I used to work off of:
I started with a pair of Aubrey's old, torn, stained, too small leggings.
I hacked them up to shape them into his arm bands. I just cut a hole for the thumb. I ended up sewing elastic into the top of the arm bands, so they would stay up because they were falling down a bit.
For his tank top I used two of the three shirts shown here:
I cut the sleeves off of the black shirt. Then cut off the back of the grey and laid it over the top of the black shirt.
I sewed around it and then trimmed off the excess grey.
The back of the black shirt had some writing, which I covered with a strip of grey from the other shirt.
Then I made him the little vest, harness, candy holder thing out of some duck fabric and fake leather I had. I used black binding to finish the armholes, black webbing to create the belt straps he has on the vest to hold the candy, and D-rings to fasten them into place.
Then I made him a cloak out of the black fleece I bought.
Here is a little peek at the progress:
He needed some candy accessories, so I dug through my scraps and made him this lollipop. I braided strips of red, orange, and yellow fabric and sewed them together. I hot glued a chopstick to the back along with a strip of fabric to cover and help hold it into place.
I used felt to create the bear lollipop, plus the other half of the chopstick.
I found this striped fabric in my scraps, which I figured would work for the smarties he carries. I sewed it and stuffed it with fiberfill. I then cut off the bottom of a ziplock bag, wrapped it up and tied it with some hair bands.
And I also made him a headband with a strip of the fleece I had for the cloak.
Here he is all finished:
He went by too fast during the parade, but I caught up with him and his buddy after. He LOVES this costume! He keeps telling me he is going to brag to all his friends about how I made it for him.
I have received several hugs, kisses, and thank you's from the kids for these creations. I had fun testing my pattern making abilities making these. I am so happy they came out as well as they did. I am looking forward to taking these kids out on the town tonight!
I'm planning on dressing up tonight, too. I always do, but I've been a little boring the last few years. I've been a generic witch. It's time to kick it up a notch. I don't know if anyone will know who I am, but that's ok. I'm going to be Tina from Bob's Burgers:
Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of me in it just yet. This morning I did dress up for the kids Halloween Parade. I wasn't brave enough to go as Tina, but I always like to do something. I was one of three parents (in the ENTIRE school) who wore a costume, so I think it was the right decision. I wore my devil horns and my Tina wig. No one recognized me, it was so funny! I kept freaking people out :). I took Sippi, for a walk with her angel wings this morning, too.
She had her eyes on a squirrel … maybe she should have been the devil … lol.
I love Halloween!!! It's fun to get a chance to be silly, dress up, and have fun. I'll always be a kid at heart!