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Sunday, October 23, 2011

HALLOWEEN with DailyBuzz Mom 9x9

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Halloween is coming up, I swear this year is flying by. I don’t believe October is almost over. I never really liked Halloween until I had kids. I have a bit of fun dressing he kids up in cute outfits. The first year I made The Daughter wear a Penguin Costume and she hated it. The year after, we celebrated her 2nd Birthday on Halloween and she was suppose to be a chocolate chip cookie which I tried to sewed but she ended up terrorizing the costume and it didn’t stay together for long. I ended up putting her in a Bears Cheerleader outfit that The Brother got her. This year I decided to try again but this time, make both kids outfit. DailyBuzz Mom wanted to highlight the moms that wanted to tackle making a costume themselves. I was selected as one these moms. Check out the the DailyBuzz Mom on October 25th to see the other creations.

My choice was Yogi Bear and BooBoo but The Daughter put her foot down and demanded to be a princess (I groaned). Princess? Why? But of course I can’t argue and started to ponder what I could do. I decided to use a old ballet outfit she couldn’t wear to class anymore as the main part of the outfit.
The Son was suppose to be a cow but I got it over the summer during a sale and not knowing how pudgy he may get, I soon realized he got too big for the outfit. The frustrating part is that was 6-9 months and he is about to turn 5 months old...grrrrrrr. I wanted to be creative and do something that is not a normal costume especially since The Daughter was doing a costume that everybody would see every year. Want to guess what I picked?

Anyone, anyone?

A Keebler Elf!

What is not cuter than a baby that is an Elf? I couldn’t do the ears, he would not let me put them on his ears. I did create a little challenge for myself...........I did little and I mean very little sewing on the costumes. I am horrible at sewing that is not hemming or going in a straight line. The only thing I had to sew was a hook for The Daughter’s costume. Otherwise, I was able to get away with making both costumes mainly by GLUE. My hands are now covered with glue but it works for me.

For every DIY project I try to make, I tend to over buy supplies. When I finished, I ended up with a lot of extra fabric and adhesives.

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I didn’t use all of these :D. When I tried, it was too much. I first tackled The Daughter’s Tiara

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Than I turned to the inner Tutu.
Supplies
Elastic (Measured to the width of the person)
Tulle - Cut into long strips.
Type of Hooks to create a belt.
Directions
Sew the hooks to the ends of the elastic.
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Take the tulle and wrap it around the elastic.
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Tie into one knot and let the access fabric fall.
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You have a tutu.

I than started to decorate the outer ballet outfit. The Husband thought it was strange that I used her black one but I liked how the sleeves was . For this, I did a lot of gluing and sticking with self adhesive “gems”. There was more on her dress but as she played in it (she refuse to take it off), they slowly fell off.

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The Front
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The Back
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I just put the tutu under the ballet outfit.
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The Son, I went easier by just using some of the clothes he already had.
Green Jacket, light green Pants - it was suppose to be yellow, white collared shirt.
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For the rest of outfit, I glued red felt to an existing vest.
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I cut out tie out of hard felt
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For the hat, it was a bit tricky. I took a soft felt and rolled it into a cone. It was dumb luck that it looked like a elf hat. I than used the rest of the yellow hard felt to add a ring.
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I even incorporated a little bag just in case you didn’t know he was an elf. The Husband giggled for about 20 minutes telling me that I cheated by just gluing a bag of cookies on a felt bag :D. Yes, I cheated.

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This how it turned out
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I think I almost got it.

Here is both kids ready to score some candy

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10 comments:

  1. Joy, these came out absolutely adorable. My daughters' favorite thing to wear at that age was a leotard and dress up like a princess. Your little Keebler elf is so cute he should be in one of their ads. You did a fantastic job with these.
    -Gina-

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  2. Adorable to the max! And the costumes look prettier than the ones at the store.:)

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  3. Your daughter looks pretty and your son adorable! You did a great job!

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  4. Dear Joy:
    I always wanted a daughter to dress up like playing babbie doll, but I ended with a son, can't dress him in fairy tales princess fancy dress hahaha....
    Both your kids so adorable.

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  5. How cute! You did a absolutely fantastic job!

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  6. Please can you make me a tiara too? Haha, both your kids look so precious. I wish I was as talented in making costumes as you!

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  7. Those costumes are just adorable but not nearly as adorable as your babies. I am such a sucker for bits and bobs but haven't got the talent to put them together. Well done, Joy!!!

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  8. Awwwwwwwwww. Joy, you kids are C.U.T.E.! Love the way you got their costumes going. WOW!!

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  9. awww it made me miss my kids when they were this age... but you did a great job with their costumes this is something i didn't do hehe.
    you kids will love these memories when they grow old... enjoy motherhood!
    malou

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  10. joy! this is jane maynard, the editor of DailyBuzz Moms! :) I want to make tiaras like this for my daughter's birthday party in a few weeks...I have a question for you, would you mind terribly emailing me? thanks so much! jane at thisweekfordinner dot com

    thanks!!!!!
    jane

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