Monday, October 15, 2012

Homemade Halloween 2012

We love to play dress-up at our house.  I always try to keep several yards of felt in a variety of colors in case inspiration strikes and we need a quick costume.  The downside is that Noodlebug now uses me as a bespoke costume service.  I probably shouldn't have let him know that I could do costumes on demand. 

Recently, he asked me for a "Bob" costume.  I could not figure out what he was talking about.  He has very limited exposure to television and only PBS at that.  And we don't really have anything related to superheroes in our house.  In spite of that, he gets exposed to a lot of things at preschool.  I kept asking him questions trying to figure out who "Bob" is.   I finally figured out that "Bob" fights with Batman.  In other words, "Robin."  (He also calls Eeyore from "Winnie the Pooh" by the name of "Jorge.")

He kept asking me for me a Robin costume for his dress-up trunk and I finally broke down and whipped something up.  I made a basic open sided tunic and we used the belt and gloves from his Prince Philip costume from last year. It's hard to see in the photo but I also added a yellow felt cape.

The mask needs a bit of work. I was in a hurry to get it done and I'm not happy with the eye holes.  The whole mask is felt and attaches using velcro in the back.  Although this is not his official Halloween costume, we wore it to an event yesterday.  It was comfortable to wear and I like that it is adjustable. Everything is sewed down except for the decorative elements on the front. I didn't like the way the thread was looking and used hot glue for the "R" symbol and the yellow ties.

I wonder what costume I'll be making next.  Thank goodness for felt!!!


Auntie Bliss said...

That is so cool!!! You did well :) I think kids love doing this more than anything. I love pulling out dress up clothes for little visitors. I have a girl suitcase and a boy one :)

catiean said...

Amy you did a great job on this looks so good. Noodlebug is a cutie and he looks like he is enjoying wearing it as well. Relish these moments and these costumes. The day he won't ask any more comes way too soon.