I LOVE this challenge! I wasn't able to submit it last time but I am so excited to participate! I prefer home made costumes - so much more fun!
This is the first time we've dressed as a family. It was inspired by my daughter's Minnie Mouse costume (which is store bought and not part of the contest, but the inspiration). I bought this for my niece years ago and was so excited my daughter Autumn could wear it this year (she's 1). My son Hunter (5) decided to be Mickey (yay! I was sure I was in for a super hero). I refused to may $50.00 for a black jacket and decided to make his costume myself.
Mickey's pants are from Goodwill and I added the white "buttons." I made his jacket from a black sweatshirt. I added ribbon trim for the cuffs and collar. For the vest I sewed in jersey knit and added buttons. I decided he would be more comfortable if it wasn't a resticting jacket. I made the bow tie from some yellow cotton fabric I had and sewed it onto the jacket/vest combo. He is wearing a white polo shirt underneath. I bought the ears. He's wearing his Hulk shoes (pick your battles!).
(sorry the photos aren't super-clear - I need to replace the camera)
Tinker Bell started as a REALLY UGLY green dress I got from a project I started called Project Prom (we take donated gowns and give them to girls who can't afford them). We were cleaning house and I saw this dress. In the photo below I had alreay cut out the lining (the dress was REALLY heavy) before I remembered to take the photo. It was huge (I took in about 10 inches - although this photo stretches it even more for some reason).
I removed the two gathered rows in the front and the bow. I had to take it in down the front because it was so large it was almost off my shoulders. I took in both sides and both back darts. To make the leafy bottom I gathered both layers. I added dollar store wings and green tights I had to complete Tinker Bell.
My husband Jonathan was Goofy. I bought the orange shirt but I made the rest from fleece fabric. I used a scrubs pattern for the pants but I made the vest and hat without a pattern.
We had a great time dressing together this year and I loved making the costumes. I hope you enjoy them!