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« on: November 02, 2008 06:00:31 PM »

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!
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008 06:51:04 PM »

TOO cute..i wanna do the fab 5 after my newest nephew or niece is born, cos there will be 5 of us, but i would have to be a boy character (i dont like Minnie and there are 4 boys in the group anyway lol)

i love your tink costume and the goofy one the most! the goofy is unique and really close to the real thing

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008 09:41:24 AM »

Thanks!  I'm really proud of the Goofy hat because I totally winged it and I really like the way it turned out.

My niece and nephews were Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow for Halloween.  I totally would have had the kids be the Lion and one of the witches if we didn't already have this planned.  Maybe next year!

Last year my kids were characters from Monsters, Inc.  Hunter was Sully and I turned his pumpkin into Mike and Autumn was Boo in her monster costume.  Most people didn't get it, but those who did loved it!  I bought Sully, transformed the pumpkin and made the Boo costume (put over a sleeper) without a pattern.  My daughter was not quite 2 months old.  My son was really into Monster's, Inc. when he was 3 and wanted to be ALL the characters so he was - he wore the Sully costume, I made the Mike pumpkin and bought a Boo doll.  The next year he wanted to be Sully again so I decided to make Autumn be Boo.  So much more fun than the black cat costume I bought her!


The may not be super-original, but it's what my son wants, and that's what Halloween is all about for me.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008 03:12:43 PM »

thats so funny, cos we went as characters from the Wizard of Oz this yr

i lovr Sully and Boo, those are awesome too

my niece kinda looks like Boo, and her mom does her hair in the pig tails like her, its so cute

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