Thursday, September 24, 2015

Halloween Costumes FTW!

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Halloween costumes

When I was young, my mom made the costumes for my brother, my sister, and me. I distinctly remember the bunny costume I wore for kindergarten.

I *kinda* knew how to sew as a kid and teenager but didn’t really know how to machine sew well until I was pregnant with my oldest son. My mom taught me how to sew and I’ve made many, many items since then. Some of my favorite (and most difficult items) were Halloween costumes! Here are a few of my favorites.

Little shepherd boy for VBS

Jack Sparrow! This is one of my favorite costumes that I’ve made. My son was totally in love with pirates for years. He wore his Halloween costume for his birthday party. This is his pirate birthday party at age 5. The buttonholes on the vest, though... I might have cried making them. No joke. (And that pirate ship cake. Hours of labor.)

The whole piratey family at C’s birthday party.

I’ve assembled costumes for parties with items from thrift stores over the years. I have a blog post on my Austenesque ball gown I made from a thrift store dress. 

Costuming for “Alice in Wonderland” at the school I teach at. I made the Queen of Hearts costume last year.

A Queen Elsa costume for my niece. This was made WITHOUT a pattern because I’m crazy. (And they didn’t make the pattern for it until about 2 weeks after I finished the dress.)

Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan

Superhero Day!

My boys have learned how to machine sew from me. They made costumes for a cosplay costume hosted by the Fullerton Public Library last year. They loved it so much that they did it again this summer.

What are some of your favorite costumes that you have made or worn?

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  1. YOU ARE A MEGAMOM - these costumes are amazing!! <3

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  4. For my first Halloween party in school, my
    grandmother - mom did not sew - made me
    a little nurse's uniform and cap. I felt SO


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