I was kept very busy this Halloween season. My sister informed me a couple weeks ago that I am now in charge of all costumes for my nephew for the 'rest of time' - a challenge I gladly accepted. Lukas, my nephew, has two very favourite things - Curious George & tractors. Since making him a tractor could have been very complicated & difficult for a two & half year old to wear Curious George was the winner. I bought two $4 t-shirts, cut one up to create the tail & the face on the hat, a $10 pair of sweat pants, a $3 ballcap, $3 beige earmuffs, $2 for a 2/3 yard of reflective ribbon (for hat) and a yard & a half of yellow broadcloth for $3. The rest of the supplies I already had at home. The big yellow hat has a long strap so he could wear it over his shoulder and act as a treat bag. Tools: sewing machine (embroidered the face), glitter, a styrofoam ball cut in half (eyes), scrap foam sculpted to create tail (not in picture). To make the most of the money I spent my theory was to use a t-shirt & sweatpants that could be worn again. Therefore the costume really only cost $15.
Picture: Grandma and Lukas are busy discovering a new toy.
I also created this glitter carousel pumpkin. I was inspired by a segment on Martha last week and this is my version. It took a lot longer to create that I didn't finish it until November 4th! Oh well, it is ready for next year. I can remove the top & bottom from the witches for easy storage.
I have to admit this was the first time I have spent any time making a costume of decorations for Halloween in a very long time and I enjoyed it emencly. However, it took a week for my back to recover from all the sitting.
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