Sunday, October 24, 2010

Not to be found at Target: my Handmade Halloween Costume Part I

While finishing my daughter's Halloween costume (she wants to be Amy Rose) and thinking about my son's (he wants to be Princess Leia!) I came across this funny video:

Target is booing Homemade costumes and you can be Iron Man for only $19.99. Really? Well this year (again) I was able to:
1: beat Target's price
2: avoid those itchy costumes
3: make my 6 years old really happy!
What I needed:
- an image of Amy Rose: make a photocopy on transfer paper

- a red skirt (that was already a recycled t-shirt): free

Cutting some length and adding a white hem


- a long sleeve, a pair of scissors and a heat press: you can replace the heat press by an iron!



A pink pair of leggings that she has and Voila!
We still need to figure out how to make Amy's hair but at this point it is a detail... She loves it! And my son too of course!

What will you make?

2 comments:

  1. The heck with Target, homemade costumes are always the best! My boys are all grown now but we never bought a costume through many years of Halloween. My fav was the year my middle boy wanted to be The Riddler. We covered a set of green cotton PJ's with magic marker question marks, drew a makeup pair of goggles on his face, and gave his hair a (temporary) red dye job...it looked fantastic!...and he wore those Riddler PJ's to death afterwards!

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  2. I recognize that some don't have the time to make a homemade costume and this is ok, but I do. And the expression of my kids when it is done is priceless. Oh and I would love to see some pics of those Riddler PJ's!

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