I haven't had a chance to take pictures yet. That will probably happen on Halloween. And then I'll blog about it next month. You know.
In the meantime, I thought I'd round up all the halloween costume pictures I could find from the past. I've made most of the boys' costumes since Eamon was three, and altogether it seems like a lot!
2009--Eamon wanted to be a puppy! He wore this for a full month after (I had to sneak it into the wash when he was sleeping...) This was my first time using fleece, knits, and modifying a pattern. It was a labor of (swear word infused) love.
2010--Eamon wanted to be Buzz Lightyear. I had just had his brother in August, and this was my first project postpartum. I made all three costumes entirely, except for the wings. It was also one of those projects (all three costumes) that made me love sewing even more. I found my groove hand-sewing the pieces of the alien hat. And my nephew was the garden gnome (that's Fini in the picture,) which I found absolutely hysterical! Babies in beards!
2011--Eamon was into Star Wars so much. That cloak is still used for various dress up imaginings. It's particularly useful as a Harry Potter getup, with a sweet wand from my friend Kayce.
2012--Eamon was into Pokemon so hard this year. He wanted to be Ash, so I thrifted the shirt and vest, and added a stuffed Pikachu. The only thing I actually made was his hat (I just hand-sewed a few pieces of felt onto a store-bought Angry Birds hat.) I went to Sewing Summit just before, so I didn't have a lot of time. Fini's costume was from a friend. (He loved it! And I loved his big giraffe booty!) (I sang "I Like Big Butts" a lot that year.)
2013--by far the most labor-intensive costume I've done. I made the entire Swarm (from Skylanders) costume. There was a lot of swearing involved. And wine. Lots of wine. It took many hours. But, he loved it, which is why I do what I do. Fini's costume was a leftover from when Eamon was 2. It's from Old Navy, and absolutely adorable. He wears it randomly all the time.
I love Halloween! It's so much fun! I love that my boys are into it, and I love the challenge of translating their ideas into wearable costumes. This year's costumes are a mix of simple and complex, easy and time-consuming. More later (you know, next month or so.)
Note: I have had a few comments in the past regarding people's feelings. This is by no means a statement against anyone. I like making Halloween costumes. It makes me happy. I truly enjoy the challenge. If it makes you want to poke your eyeballs out with a pencil to even think about spending hours making a costume, by all means, buy something at the store! Store-bought costumes can be awesome and amazing too! So don't leave thinking that you are not enough. You are. We all are. Namaste.