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« on: November 02, 2008 03:18:55 AM »

My little Roman!  Sprocket unfortunately didn't get to wear this on Hallowe'en, since he had a cold and wasn't in the mood to humor me by wearing dumb stuff.  Sad  But at least I got some pictures beforehand, so I can still embarrass him.  Cheesy  The cuirass and pteryges are felt, and the helmet is freeform crochet. 

Floor shot of entire costume

About 2 seconds before he tried to eat the pteryges....

I did convince him to stay in the helmet for a while-- here, having a power breakfast.

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008 03:45:52 AM »

I absolutely love this costume.  It is adorable!  I especially love the knitted hat.  I'm jealous, I wish I could knit!  Cry  The knitting looks a bit like chainmail...it would be cool to see the chest piece you made with the knitting for that chainmail effect.  Very cool!

« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008 04:22:00 AM »

OMG! That is one cute baby, and an amazing costume. If I have another baby I will definitely steal this idea.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008 06:39:50 AM »

He looks so cute. You did a great job on the outfit. I just love the helmet.

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2008 07:15:24 AM »

He looks battle ready with his little yawn/war face. So cute!
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2008 08:27:02 AM »

A wittle woh-man   Shocked

Gotta tell ya, my husband and I have been doing life of Brian lines all morning long and then we came to look at the costumes on Craftster and saw this......We nearly soiled our armor !!!

This is *%#@! GREAT !!!

Best baby costume ever. I would have never made it though the night, I would have laughed till I passed out. And what a little trooper.

Wonderful job.

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2008 03:23:23 PM »

This is adorable.

In other news, where are you buying your fabric now that target took over and I lost my job?

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2008 04:09:10 PM »

Thanks for the nice comments!  I thought about doing some crocheted chainmail, but realistically, with a 4-month old, it was such a battle to keep him in costume for long enough to get photos that I decided the chainmail layer wasn't worth it.   However, it's size-adjustable, so perhaps next year!  Or later this year... who says you can only dress your kids up for Hallowe'en? Smiley

I learned a couple of things doing this:
1) It is impossible to find metallic silver felt.
2) It is impossible to evenly cover felt with metallic fabric paint.
3) It is not a good idea to have lacing on any part of a baby costume, as the kid WILL manage to tangle himself in it when you're trying to dress him. 
4) Babies like to eat felt.

Hey, Crazyqt13!  I was actually just thinking about you the other day and wondering what you were up to.  Sorry that Target ate the NE Philly Joann's.  Sad Not sure why that was considered progress.  We ended up moving to New Jersey so I'm using the Joann's over here in Deptford.  Nice store, but I really liked the NE Philly one better.  What are you up to these days?  PM me if you get a chance.  Smiley

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