Yay! Glad to be back online and everything (and my floor looks so pretty!) so I can show you these adorable weirdos:
We'll talk about the girl's costume first... looks like the boys are busy anyway.
Years ago I thrifted this thick cotton in a grab bag of vintage fabric. I almost re-donated it, but then realized it looked a lot like the American Girl Doll Felicity's original dress (not the new purple one). There was a couple of yards, so I set it aside in case the girl ever wanted to have a colonial dress.
And this year was the year... to hand the fabric over to my mom.
Because this is a 'real' dress. Not a 'Lets make it up as we go' Kirsten-type costume.
She did an awesome job. The dress (and cap) is so sweet! Mom even added the ruffle at the neck and changed the sleeves to look more like Felicity's.
Thanks, Grandma! She was a very pretty colonial girl.
Next up: Han Solo. I wasn't too excited about this one because really? Black vest + blue pants = nuff said. But this kid has wanted to be Han Solo forEVER, so let's just do it.
And such a seemingly plain outfit needed the detailing to pull this off, I think. Hence the boot covers (inspired by this tutorial) which I have never tried before and had mediocre success with.
And man, this kid can work it for the camera.
I drafted my own pattern for the vest to get the right boxy shape. It's double-layered black fleece.
I was a little bummed that I didn't have time to thrift him the perfect shirt. He was just going to wear his white dress shirt until right at the last minute I remembered we had a turtleneck in the giveaway bag. I snipped down the front collar (should've gone lower for more accuracy - ha!) and cut off a few inches of each sleeve. Had I thought of this earlier I would have tea-dyed it, but I'm pretty happy with how it looked anyway.
And then who do we have here?
This was kind of our own combination of the various Links. He wanted to wear the green shirt and leggings (from his Robin costume) kinda like 'Windwaker Link' (but told me the hat is too long for that) and I added sleeves on my made up tunic pattern which I guess I didn't have to.
Basically I sewed the tunic + hat (with attached felt elfin ears) and played around to make the other trillions of accessories that Link 'needs'. Pleather boot covers, wrist gauntlets and over the shoulder sword holder. Cardboard, foil duct tape and craft foam shield (which I must admit I think looks awesome). Clear vinyl + red felt and a pleather corked potion. Craft foam boomerang (which isn't the right color, but he really wanted a boomerang. I should have talked him into a slingshot instead).
I'm realizing you can't really see the cool collar in the front in these photos. Oh well.
And what is that sparkly thing?
A fairy, of course! (Oh, I love the above photo!)
You never know when you'll start running low on hearts and need to be healed.
That is just a bit of scrunched up cellophane wrapping paper with wire attaching it to the sword-holder. Kinda love it.
Fight on, Link! Even if very few people knew who you were dressed up like (doesn't matter - still a dream come true for this kid).
Off for some Halloween fun!
Hope you had a nice Halloween as well.
p.s. For actual trick-or-treating it was drizzly and chilly. Felicity managed to hide jeans, rainboots, a turtleneck and a knit hat under her costume (she absolutely REFUSED to consider a coat) to keep warm. Han Solo was fine with his vest (and because he never lasts more than 5 houses). Link squeezed a sweatshirt under his costume and added a pair of gloves.
Did they take any accessories? Nope. Not one pleather item. Link strapped hs shield on his back, but both boys opted out of boots, etc.
That's okay, I got the pictures, right?