Monday, November 3, 2014

Squirrelly!

This year, we had a little gray squirrel join us for trick-or-treating. Isn't she just the cutest?

Miss C. has a deep love for all things squirrel, so it was no surprise that she wanted to be one this year for Halloween. The costume was pretty easy to put together, thanks to a gray hooded sweatshirt and matching sweatpants found in the boys department at Wal Mart, and a yard of coordinating faux fur from JoAnn's.
Sewing the tail and ears mainly consisted of me winging it... and one evening later I had the perfect squirrel costume!

This was my only handmade costume this year, since Master W. found all the parts to his Batman costume in our dress-up box and Little Miss C. wore the honeybee costume worn by Miss C. several years back. Maybe next year!

6 comments:

  1. Great job! I'd be quietly pleased to be only needing to sew just the one costume - thank goodness for children who are too little to know or care whether the costume has already been worn by another sibling. Nice tidy lawn too - wanna come mow mine?

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    1. Thank you! It was pretty nice only having to make one this year! Master W. had at first wanted to be a vampire, using the cape from our dress-up box... then the day before Halloween asked if he could be Batman instead. We don't have a Batman shirt, so I free-handed the bat sign on felt and stitched it onto an old t-shirt that night. It is so nice that all they need at this age is for their costume to give the idea of whatever it is they want to be.

      I love our lawn too! One of the perks of renting this house is that a gardener comes with it. :)

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  2. Your Miss C. looks like a perfectly cheerful little gray squirrel in her "mama does it again" costume. I hope that your little troupe of three "trick or treaters" had a successful Halloween.

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! It was such a fun costume to make, because I just knew she was going to love it. Just think... You'll have many opportunities in the coming years to make costumes for your granddaughter!

      We did enjoy a wonderful Halloween. All three kids had a blast trick-or-treating, and they loaded up on candy!

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