Someday, I just know I will have it really together and share costumes with you earlier. Not this year...
I really only had one mission last week. That was helping these two put together the costumes they had chosen. They had some pretty specific requirements. I mean, who knew there was a "Fire" Mario? I certainly didn't (although, that's not really surprising).
I made his hat out of fleece, using this tutorial.
I got the gloves at Walmart
We used a button down white shirt that we already had
I made his overalls out of fleece also (the second time). My first attempt was with felt, and I really didn't like the fit. I used this very helpful tutorial over at Smashed Peas and Carrots.
I free-hand cut the letter M from the abandoned felt overalls
The truly awesome "stache," as he called it, completed the costume.
The entire costume cost about $15.
My daughter had a very definite idea of what she wanted. It's really fun to see her take charge of her costume and design it.
Fortunately (hehe) we had some really neat scarves that her Grandmother has brought her from around the world. We used those along with a few we picked up at Goodwill.
The skirt is one she already had - I made it this summer from an adult skirt I also picked up at Goodwill (I will blog about that one of these days).
The crystal ball is a giant Christmas ornament from the Dollar Tree.
the lace undershirt and black peasant blouse were also Goodwill finds.
I cut the sleeves shorter on the lace shirt and also removed the mock turtle neck.
On the black peasant blouse, I stitched a couple of rows around the upper sleeve with elastic thread, shirring the sleeve and allowing it to be pulled up and bloused around her upper arm. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE elastic thread? I really love it.
Silver sandals from summer and a little of my eyeliner complete the costume.
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