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« 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?
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« 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??:?

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011 03:05:11 PM »

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

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