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« on: November 01, 2013 12:27:21 PM »

So I introduced my two year old to one of my favourite shows from my childhood - He-Man and the Master of the Universe.

Well, she took to it instantly, and the show has so many positive messages that this didn't bother me a bit. However, I did get a bit disturbed when she started getting obsessed with Trapjaw, who is one of Skeletor's bumbling henchmen. I mean, couldn't she have chosen one of the so-called good characters, like Orko or Teela? My husband and I decided that it's nothing to worry about because Trapjaw is funny, and she thinks that he and He-Man are friends, so fine. But she continued to talk of him all of the time ...

This Halloween she was old enough to understand that she got to choose who she wanted to be. (This is the same kid that we dressed up as the Baby Tardishttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=394513.0;topicseen#axzz2jQ6nginz two years ago - we've had some fun with her!). She chose Trapjaw, and said that her sister was to be He-Man. Ok, so that's what we'll do!

I drafted all of these patterns myself. The costumes cost under $15 each - I bought the base fabrics and used trims that I had at home from other projects.

Introducing the Masters of the Universe!

Here's He-Man and Trapjaw together:

By the Power of Greyskull - I have the Power!

and here's some in progress photos:
The helmet, jaw and hook were interfaced with a super heavyduty feltThe jaw is held onto the helmet with snaps, so it is removable. This was nice for when she wanted to eat some food at the party we went to, but didn't want to take off the helmet. The hook has a handle to hold in her hand so that if she wanted to use her hand she could just take off the hook.

The blue bodysuit is a shirt and pants, easier to change and put on, and then the bits are all velcroed or snapped on so that if she wanted to take off some and leave other bits on she could. It was also great for letting her dress up in her costume, but then take off the red bionic arm so that she could wear a jacket outside for Trick or Treating.

For He-Man, it was all pretty straightforward. Instead of a shirt and pants I made a onsie and pants, and they fit another layer underneath for warmth. The bracelets, belt, chestpiece and boots were velcroed on, and the furry underpants were elasticised. I have to say that I absolutely loved the grommets on the belt - they really were a nice detail.

and some extra's just for fun!

He-Man disarming Trapjaw

If anyone wanted more info, or pics of the seperate pieces to see how they are put together I'd be happy to share. This site is all about sharing ideas, after all!
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013 12:28:46 PM »

So awesome!

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013 04:47:35 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013 04:31:10 AM »

I hit 'this rocks' just for Trapjaws' robotic hook arm alone! You did a really great job & I loved seeing all the behind the scenes pictures. Thank you for sharing!  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013 11:14:17 AM »

Thanks, I Sew Cute!
I have to say that the robotic arm was the hardest part to design because not only does it have to look pretty cool, it had to be light enough and flexible enough for a two year old. I'm glad that you aprove!
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013 02:38:14 PM »

Oh my gosh, that is just too cute! The villains never get the appreciation they deserve Tongue

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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2013 07:48:06 AM »

Alexus, you are so right about that! Luckily for us, Amelia has the villains covered - she also is in love with Darth Vader even though she's never seen the movies. Go figure!
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2013 08:31:45 AM »

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