Halloween is coming!
It is well after my sisters birthday (Sept 28) so we can all officially talk about halloween. Since I had 3 costumes to create, plus, one for Lars I started early and as of this weekend I’m nearly done with Fiona’s Anna
This came together really easy and fast. The cape is a fleece blanket from walmart so no edge work. The dress was tricky with some of the construction details but I gave up and started hand sewing to make it look right. Painting was daunting but in the end pretty easy. The hat took 5 min or less and the braids/hair were disgustingly easy for such a cute outcome. I did not do pictures or a how to for this since there are plenty out there and Elsa is more popular anyway, but, if anyone wants a how to on this I could write it up.
Half done with Zoe’s SheRa
I am documenting this one since FireStar is just a huge hit on my blog. No joke, no fewer than 3 people every single day of the year hit this site for DIY for Firestar. Maybe my goal should be 80’s cartoon female hero childrens costume central. (catchy right?). It has a TON of components and I copped out on making a sword because I found one that worked fine for $5 but my to-do list includes; boot covers, headpiece, cape, skirt, belt, bracers, bodice with details and I am going to buy a wig. Nothing too hard but just a ton of little things.
A quarter(ish) done with Niamh’s Princess Sofia.
I ran out of fabric for Niamh, other years I’ve had so much left over I went conservative so yesterday I had to go get more. Not a problem but cost some weekend work time. On the positive side we got some fun new decorations and we decorated yesterday and had a good time. She actually has a fairly easy costume and it will be super easy if I can find the right color leotard. The odd thing for Sofia is that she has an enormous head in the cartoon and Niamh does not…. I think it will be recognizable but not ‘perfect’ since the character is just no person shaped.
Finally Lars is 5% done. As in I got a hoodie today. I like the concept of turning a hoodie into a good ‘dad’ costume. This year he is going to be Olaf (the snowman from Frozen) so all he really needs is a carrot nose and the face so once I get there it will be fast.
For me? no idea, didn’t decide on anything yet and will totally be up to timing ~
Hope Halloween is fun for you too! Anyone know any costume contests I could enter? I’m pretty happy with what I’m doing this year….