Well, I can’t.
I came across an old memory card the other day. It has a bunch of old projects on it. Some of them are worth revisiting. Some are not. :o) At any rate, I should have enough blog fodder to get me through getting my house back together. My floors FINALLY got finished yesterday and we had shutters installed as well. I think all the furniture can go back where it belongs now. Well, after I finish caulking and touching up paint and stuff.
Rambling…anyway…Halloween is approaching quickly. Sadly, 3 out of 4 children have opinions this year. It looks like theme-y public humiliation is a thing of the past.
This picture was on the old memory card:
This was the first year that I ever decided to think beyond a) store bought costumes or b) costumes made straight from a pattern.
Keller’s Jedi pants? Totally traced a pair of his pajamas.
The Jedi tunic? Not even a tunic! It’s just 2 strips of fabric criss-crossed on his body and another strip for the belt.
The Jedi cloak? I had him lay on some felt with his arms straight out and traced. The hood is just a rectangle folded in half with a seam on the top. Felt is fabulous for Halloween because you don’t need to hem it. It’s also CHEAP and comes wide.
Yoda? A bear costume pattern. I drew the ears by hand and put them on lower than the bear ears were supposed to go. Amazing difference when you make the jumpsuit green instead of brown and furry, ey?
Yoda’s tunic? A long felt rectangle that I cut a circle in the middle of to go over his head. His head is huge, so I had to add the little slit in the front. The belt is another strip of felt.
Yoda’s cloak? Same as above, but I did have to hem this one.
And if you’re considering the Mario Brothers, Toad, or a cute vampire…the details and how-to from last year are here.