So, I'm sure it will come as no shock to you all that I LOVE Halloween. It might be my favorite holiday. It's a close call with Christmas. But as far as crafting/sewing goes...it's definitely tops.
I actually got really into sewing by doing costumes. I was big in the drama club (*cough* drama geek...) in high school and I was in charge of costumes for our cast of 200 people. That's how I learned to sew anything, even if I didn't have a pattern.
Plus, I love to dress up. And, of course, to look good while doing it. ;)
Well, now that I have kids, I put a lot of pressure on myself to sew fantastic costumes. When they were each only a couple of months old, I allowed myself to rest and didn't make anything. But I doubt I'll do store-bought again until they beg me for it...
Anyway, when Aurora was just over a year I made her this amazing monster costume.
Yes, she's actually saying "Roar!" in that picture.
Although you might not believe me, I swear I'm not obsessed with monsters. Really. Truly.
I wanted to make her some kind of fuzzy animal, but not the same old thing straight from a pattern. Then I found the fur and fell in love. I took panda and dinosaur patterns and combined them with my own touches and presto!
It looks a lot like Sully from Monsters, Inc. which wasn't totally my plan, but I'm OK with.
And I'm sorry, but I can't top this. Ever. I won't even try.
Of course my dilemma this year is if I re-use it for Theo or make him his own. I don't want him not to have his own stuff, but I would love to see it used again...
What do you think? I do currently have a plan for him, but I haven't actually started sewing yet.
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