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« on: November 06, 2010 09:19:14 AM »

So of course my son Nicholas, being your typical 4 year old boy, is obsessed with Thomas the Train. No great surprise, then, when he requested a Thomas costume for halloween. Built Thomas' "skeleton" by making several cardboard cutouts of cross-sections of Thomas... used these as stencils to cut a series of "slices" of Thomas out of a foam mattress pad. grouped like slices, wrapped  & stitched each into a couple layers of batting so they would be smooth when covered in fabric. covered each section in fabric (felt & fleece, which i find to be most forgiving for the lazy crafter!) then stitched them all together. embellished with felt, ribbon, and hot glue! thomas' face is two layers of felt sandwiched around a couple layers of fleece, white felt for eyes, embroidered the face, and basted on the front of his boiler. I also made the hat, from a pattern i found online ( mushroomvillagers.wordpress.com/the-eddie-cap-tutorial/ ) [a super-simple easy to follow tutorial i'd recommend to anyone with little train enthusiasts at home] What started as a fun project costume turned into a nearly-month-long endeavor. Glad i started this one early, as usually i put it off til the last week or two! anyways, this is my first posting here, thanks so much for looking!

okay guess i have to post links to pics since i'm new here....

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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010 05:15:50 PM »

wow, very nice!!awe-inspiring 3D skills here!

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010 06:11:47 PM »

thanks! =)

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010 06:18:39 PM »

Wow! That is so detailed!
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010 11:15:18 AM »

That's the best Thomas costume I've ever seen, and the TTTE fans in my house are now 16 and 12, so I've seen lots!

Great job!

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010 12:16:35 PM »

thanks, calabaza and lisalady! =)

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