I really do love halloween. It makes me sad that I don't get the opportunity to dress up very often anymore. I may need to throw a party again sometime soon.
But that's OK, I can live vicariously through my kids. :)
So I did get the chance to sew again this year. Next year Quilt Market is on Halloween, so I don't know how that's going to go.
Aurora requested Strawberry Shortcake. But not your regular old Strawberry Shortcake. She has a new look, you know. A new movie came out on DVD recently.
I thought this was a great idea, very sweet and pretty simple too. I took a t-shirt and sewed the skirt onto the bottom. This lovely strawberry fabric came in handy. Then came the accessories: a hat, a bag, tights, and even a jacket. Sadly the strawberry buttons for the jacket didn't make it in time.
I have to say, the weather at Halloween here in the Northeast drives me crazy. Some years it's freezing. Like you need to wear a million layers and even a coat over your costume. That's often a pain. But then you have a party or something to go to indoors and you'll sweat to death. I put the turtleneck under Aurora's this time and had the jacket, but even though it was raining it was like 65-70 degrees out so no need for the jacket. Frustrating.
I think this might be generally cute enough that she can just wear it as regular clothes. If you love the little strawberry patches, you can get them at Fabrichound.
And yes, that is pink hair. we sprayed it, which is a big mess, but perhaps less annoying than a wig. She only colored it 2 of the 4 times she dressed up.
Now, Theo didn't get to decide. I went with a generic super hero. We were calling him "Super Theo!" But, yes, it is an Elvis jumpsuit. I just added the "T" on the belt and the back of the cape and lengthened the cape a little. I had originally planned for a mask, but it never happened. And I know the hairdo isn't exactly The King, but more of a cute greaser.
I wish it was possible to get a clear action shot, as he was very excited he was "gonna fly". The running/flying shots all look something like this:
But I did enjoy this jumping one. Definitely an action hero.
What a cutie!
Hope you all had a great holiday. We had a grand total of ONE trick-or-treater because of the rain. Yikes that's a lot of left-over candy!