A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
October 5th News Announcement:  New Featured Projects posted!  Congratulate these artists for being selected!
Total Members: 308,403
Currently Running With Scissors:
221 Guests and 1 User
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Little Gargoyle  (Read 1863 times)
Tags for this thread: craft_challenge_68_entries  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 1487
Joined: 11-May-2006

View Profile available for personal swaps
« on: November 02, 2011 03:40:29 PM »

So, for the first time in his very short life, my son has chosen his own Halloween costume.
He started off wanting to be a scary monster, with wings & horns, made of stone. Thus, gargoyle. He looked at pictures online & confirmed, so I got started in the planning & making process.
Here's the finished product:

I previously posted a tutorial for his wings here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=391123.0
Well, we painted those navy wings gray & I made almost everything else.
The jumper (one piece) was made from a ribbed gray knit I got almost a full bolt of for $10!! I made simple two-piece pants with inside seams only, and a top with an open back & mock-neck collar, then attached the two at the waist. No pattern, just used existing clothing to get the right sizing.
The tail was a large triangle sewn up with a circle on the end, stuffed with some poly-fil & elastic attached for his waist.
We tried & failed, several times, to make a suitable mask, so opted instead to use some light-weight foam clay (I think it's called Model Magic) to form horns which I attached with elastic.
I also covered a pair of crocs in the same fabric, but his feet had a growth spurt in the short time between finishing them & trick-or-treating, so we had to wear our boots instead.

The belt was bought at the dollar store, and the axe was from his Dad.

Add some black & white face paint, and some blue hair spray (his request) & all was complete!

All ready to start knocking doors!

This costume was a huge hit in our neighborhood & got lots of comments/compliments Smiley He had a blast!

So, what do you think?
Offline Offline

Posts: 1009
Joined: 26-Dec-2007

Mine is an evil laugh!

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011 07:05:31 PM »

He's adorable!!  Any chance he saw an ep or two of Disney's Gargoyles as inspiration??:?

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5860
Joined: 23-May-2007

I've got a smile on my face & trees all around me

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011 03:05:11 PM »

That's awesome.  Great costume and I love that he picked it.

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

The only PhD I earned stands for Pretty Happy Dropout! Now starting new adventures!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Mermaid Tail Blanket
October 19, 2016 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Vanilla Extract

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.