Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hanging Out With a Bunch of Characters

I stayed up late last night completing a few costumes for friend's kiddos. A lot of the schools in the areas are having 'Character Dress Up Day' the Friday before Halloween, so they are doubling the costume for Halloween as well. For my co-worker (and friend) Heather's two boys I made....
Max, from Where the Wild Things Are

I bought some large wooden buttons and sewed them down the middle. I made a tail out of a piece of 'fur' looking fabric I bought at the fabric store. I made some ears out of felt that I stuff with cardboard, and stuffing, and then I added a crown to the top, made out of gold cardstock and more fur. He also is going to be wearing white sweatpants, and these gloves I've attached little 'claws' too, but he can remove them if they get too hot. I found a lot of great ideas online when trying to come up with some ideas for this one.

Her oldest (in first grade) is going to be...Hedwig, Harry Potter's Owl

Heather found the white sweatshirts with hoodies at Academy, and I bought a bunch of felt etc, and glued/sewed pieces together to make it as 'owl like' as possible. Her son is going to wear white sweatpants with the outfit as well to complete the 'snow-white owl' look.

A few costume 'props' for Gretchen's boys. The youngest plans to be a dog, so he got a bone. I sewed it out of felt, and stuffed, and then attached a ribbon so it can be worn around his neck. Her oldest boy is going to be Harry Potter, so he got a "Hedwig" to take with him as a prop. They have some really cute, feathered birds online, but my goal was just to make one as durable as possible, so all the feathers are felt.

Linking To:  Be Different Act Normal

4 comments:

Lorie said...

I love it!! My son wants to be Harry Potter, so maybe I can talk my daughter into being Hedwig!!

Sara English said...

Is that felt on hedgewig's wings? Did you use any other type of fabric for the feathers?

Sara English said...

Is that felt on hedgewig's wings? Did you use any other type of fabric for the feathers?

Christy Robbins said...

Hi Sara, Yes it is all made out of felt. I bought it by the bolt to make the wings at Hobby Lobby. :O)