Projects on My Plate

  • Veda's Birthday Party
  • Sienna's Birthday Party
  • Sienna's Pencil Skirt
  • Pencil Skirt
  • Wardrobe re-do
  • Floral Skirt for Mommy
  • Breck's Bedding
  • Sienna and Veda's Bedding
  • Apron

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Costumes

Sorry I posted this so late, but it's been crazy with projects lately, and I have just been so busy that I didn't find time to post these as soon as I wanted. I suppose you can remember this post for next year's Halloween though!

Anyway, Breck went this year as the Mad Hatter. It was a fun costume to put together. Here's what I did:

What I used:

Foam hat from JoAnn's, Michael's has them too
Feather Boa
1 yard Crazy fabric
Boy's White Shirt
Boy's Vest
Boy's Pants
Boy's Wing-tip shoes
One of my old button-down shirts
3x5 card

For the hat, I made a band to go around it, using the fabric. I hemmed the edges, then pleated it, and hot-glued it to the hat. I took the feather boa and hot-glued it to the end of the hat leaving a little space in the front open. On the back of a 3x5 card, I wrote 10/6 which is what the Mad Hatter has on his hat. It's an old-fashioned price tag.

I made the bow tie by cutting two 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 rectangles and sewing them together, wrong sides out, but leaving a little space so that I could turn it right side out. Stitch up the hole once this is done. I ironed it flat, then sewed a little band around it to gather it in the middle. I then sewed a longer band, and attached it to the bow tie. Then you put velcro on the tips of the band.

The Jacket was an old shirt of mine, that I took in the sides, and cut up the length in front to look like a "tailed" jacket. It was of course, complete with tails in the back. I trimmed the edge of the collar, to give it a more jacket look than a shirt, and ironed it down, to give the jacket collar effect as well. I put a faux pucket and kerchiff on the front too.

The rest of it was just his normal dress clothes, though I put the shirt collar up, and ironed the tips down to look more like a mid-1800's collar.

Sienna's costume was fun.

Here's what I used:

1/2 yard white fabric
Blue Dollar Store onesy
Blue Tulle
White Stockings
Black Mary Janes
Black ribbon

The Apron was the main thing that I made for this. I didn't use a pattern, I just looked at the picture of Alice from the Disney movie. I couldn't find an apron for a little girl like that, so I just took measurements of Sienna and where I wanted everything to hit, and it was actually pretty easy!

The skirt was a tutu, so check out my tutu post from last Christmas to see how to make those. I'm pretty sure most people know how to make those by now though, so you probably don't even need to get instructions.

Then I put black ribbon in her hair, put on her stockins, onesy and shoes, and she was ready to go!

*Note* 2-year-olds may not like a big hat with feathers...


Bridgette said...

How adorable! Dropping in from SITS!

Life with Kaishon said...

What sweet costumes. I love your creativity. They look adorable!

Proper Prim said...

Oh how cute... I love your little guy... Mom what were you thinking... LOL... they both look adorable...
Hugs Deb

Vanessa said...

Great costume! Hope he was able to have some fun!
Stopped by from SITS!
Happy Halloween!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That Alice is the cutest little thing! :) Great job on the costumes. Stopping by from SITS. :)

SITS Girls said...


That last picture and your "note" is cracking me up.

You are crazy talented!


Joy said...

Oh my gosh the cuteness is off the charts!

Stopping by from SITS!

Kelsee said...

I love this so much! We are going to do an Alice and Wonderland tea party for Zoe's birthday next year (I know, her birthday isn't until April, but I have been plotting it out in my head since about June this year. Lol). I'm totally going to make her a costume like this!!! -Kelsee

Morgan said...

Hello dearest!

Well I do miss you too! Don't even worry about the shower! I figured you wouldn't be able to come but I wanted you to know you were invited! :) So, you have totally inspired me to start sewing, and I took on Christmas stockings as my first project... so far, so good. I finished one and I must say, it's not too bad! I'll have to show you.

And I was thinking, Rexburg seems a much more suitable place for you and your family... simply because I am selfish and want a good friend down there. :)

Love you-
Hope all is fantastic!

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