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« on: November 04, 2018 07:36:43 AM »

Children were each given a set amount of dollars to scrounge a costume together at the thrift shop. Boy child blew almost his entire budget on a prefab hat and ears, the ears were promptly lost so then he had just the hat. We got to the day before Halloween and all of a sudden the enthusiasm he'd had for night of fun adventure with his buddy dissolved into a pile of soggy Meh. Sigh. Every year I tell them not to come to me at the last minute for help.

Hat by Value Village. Vest is a large shirt cut and taken in to fit. There's a green shirt underneath and the sleeves are cut from a wool sweater I dismantled and just happened to still have those piece intact. They're stitched to the shirt as an extra layer. Belts raided from closets, the shield brace is brown felt sewn to the belt. Overboots are brown felt, cut and hot glued. There's an elastic holding the uppers in place on the foot, it goes under the shoes. He's not wearing a mask, I just covered his face with a sticker since I don't usually share photos of the kids online. The expression he's making is aaaalllll him though Cheesy.


Shield is cardboard covered with tinfoil. I sketched out the design and he filled it in with sharpie marker. I think it turned out really well, all things considered. I couldn't find white leggings so he is wearing jeans.


It's not fancy but not bad for a couple of hours on the evening of the 30th.
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018 08:01:19 AM »

might not be fancy but homespun costumes are my fave! the belts really do the trick here.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018 05:55:30 AM »

might not be fancy but homespun costumes are my fave! the belts really do the trick here.

I agree! I'm sure we all appreciate the finely crafted, super fancy handmade costumery, but Halloween for kids is all about the charms of cobbling together a recognizable facsimile of something they care about RIGHT NOW... and then having a bunch of fun and getting a bunch of candy! This Link is GREAT!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018 06:32:11 AM »

This is great, and kudos to you for your last minute scramblings.  Ah, motherhood
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018 08:12:22 AM »

Pretty fantastic for something made so last-minute! Way to go, mom!
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018 08:54:48 AM »

That's the perfect costume, and no one would ever guess it was last-minute.
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018 09:03:25 AM »

Thank you all! The kids had fun, that's all that really matters in the end. Oh, and chocolate. Of course, they got so much of it there was lots for mama, yay!
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018 12:32:37 PM »

Heck yeah for handmade!  Looks great, even last minute.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2018 01:34:49 PM »

That's a pretty good take on Link given your limited time frame.  Octoroks and Moblins beware!
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2018 09:55:22 PM »

This is perfect! I would never know it was a last-minute thing- looks very involved and cool!
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2018 06:17:13 AM »

Thanks friends. This season went by too fast. I'm planning for next year already Cheesy.
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2018 08:08:14 AM »

Woohoo!  Thanks for entering the DIY costume contest!

Voting is now open!  Hop over to the main challenge thread and cast your vote for your favorite entry.  Feel free to invite friends, family, coworkers, etc. to vote as well.  Each member can vote just once, but you can invite as many people as you'd like! Smiley 
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2018 09:55:33 AM »

Today is the last day to vote for your favorite costume entry!  If you haven't already done so, hop over to the craft challenge thread and select your favorite project in the voting poll! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2019 02:31:24 PM »

That shield looks great!!
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