OK, perhaps a better title would be: Better Really Late Than Never. Life has been busy and hectic lately. (Kids, school, mittens, grandma, etc.) So much so that I missed out on some important posts. So, now it's time to play catch-up:
Somehow I never got around to posting about the kids Halloween costumes. So, being that Halloween was ages ago, I thought I'd better get to it. My husband and son decided to be Stick Men this year, and man did they look cool after it got dark! Once the sun set, their black clothes disappeared into the night and they really looked like stick people walking down the street. (That night they both had black face paint and black shoes.)
My husband created the EL wire part of the project, Meijer supplied the black sweat suits, and I hand stitched the wire to the fabric. It needs to be done by hand because piercing the wire with a needle will ruin it - or so I am told.
My daughter decided she didn't want to be a Stick Person but a pink dinosaur instead. She absolutely loves dinosaurs right now so it was very fitting. Please excuse my editing job on the photo below. Since I don't show their faces on-line, I tried my hand at editing out everything but her costume. Certainly not a professional job, but you've got to start somewhere, right?
I made the costume using this pattern, which was a snap. The shoe covers I did on my own, tracing around her tennis shoes to create a pattern. The bodysuit pattern called for interfacing to stiffen the scales, but I used peltex instead. She loves it so much, she won't met me take it out of her closet. And, occasionally, she puts it on and wears it around the house on the weekends. Good think I made it quite big. I had intended for her winter coat to fit under it (it can be cold here at the end of October, or in the case of last year the kids wore their rain coats under them) so it's going to fit for a long time...