I guess this says a little something about my personality. I've been making costumes to be posted in the next few weeks, and yesterday I decided I could not live one more day without making a 'pirate' tutu costume. I tried to convince my cousin to let his daughter wear this, and I got really close....maybe next time. She gets outfit #2...to be shared soon. In the meantime, I will now go find a friend who wants a little pirate for Halloween. I like to invent friendships around Halloween just so I can make costumes for my new friend's kids. I guess there is a costume designer trapped in me. She's not all that skilled with the sewing machine, but her eagerness and dedication makes up for it. Ironically, I detest wearing costumes of any kind. So, maybe I just like torturing small children. Yes, I teach your children. Fine, it's a joke, I promise! I only like torturing fellow adults. Their screams aren't as high pitched. Maybe I need a pirate costume? Here is my super easy pirate process b/c I know the world is going to want to grab on to this idea and dress all their little pumpkin-pie-face-cuties as fierce tutu totting pirates this Halloween.
I used the Life's a Beach Cricut cartridge and printed off a 4 inch skull.
I placed the outline on a onsie, and dabbed black paint on the onsie, mixed with a little textile paint (which is supposed to help the paint set and be washable when you iron it).
I dabbed on the paint with a foam brush. It dried. I ironed for the first time in about 10 years, and then I made a hair accessory. I am CERTAIN every pirate spends hours searching for the perfect hair accessory. I found the pirate gold at the dollar tree in a whole pirate package of fun stuff, which also includes a sword.
I then made a little tutu to match. I think almost everyone on planet crafty earth knows how to make tutus, but I'll share the process with one of the costumes in a few weeks. I'd hate to be redundant. And I'm pretty sure I overwhelmed the world with my complicated pirate skull and cross bones onsie costume and need to break it up into steps. (I got the idea for this from watching this great tutorial for freezer paper stencils here. I've used this technique on about 15 projects now, just not this one, I was feeling a little lazy.) I also have jewelery, a plastic pirate sword from the Dollar Tree, and I'm pretty sure some striped tights and a stuffed parrot are in order.
And now....I'm off to find more imaginary, temporary friends who will let me outfit their children.
Just a Girl