Halloween Recap

With all the bits and pieces of costumes you’ve seen over the past few weeks, I thought I had better take a few shots of the kids in their completed looks. First up is Easton’s turtle costume. He refused to wear the hood, but was great wearing the rest of the costume – in fact we had to pry the boots off of him so that he could wear shoes to trick-or-treat in. The one good thing about this costume is that all the fleece kept him cozy while he was out…. now if he would have just worn the hood, his ears wouldn’t have gotten cold! Unfortunately, the one design flaw of this costume is the way the shell is worn – 4 strips of vecro does not have enough hold if a kid is expected to move in their costume. It held up fine if Easton didn’t extend his arms any higher than his shoulders…. anything else and the shell fell off.

Next up is Taylor’s hodpodge costume that she wound up calling ‘rainbow girl’ by the end of the evening. I have to say, for a put-together look, it turned out really cute. The best part is, all the patterns I used are all pieces I can sew up again. In fact, I think she was impressed with the fit of the capri leggings – I have a feeling that I’ll be making some more sometime this spring (so long as they are still in style).

Last, but not least, I leave you with a parting shot of our front porch this year. Easton wasn’t thrilled that we were using his zombie baby as a prop (we told him he was protecting our pumpkins) and made us bring him in after he was done trick-or-treating.

Project Details:

Jalie 2805

Kwik Sew 3636


Rainbow Stripe Jersey from Needle Nook Fabrics

White Cotton Lycra Jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics

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4 thoughts on “Halloween Recap

  1. Sarah

    Stacy! The costumes are awesome. I can’t believe how big Easton is getting. Taylor looks a lot like you in that picture. Both kids look darling.
    I posted pictures of Aidan’s costume on my blog. He fell and ripped the clasp off last night but that was at the very end of trick-or-treat and I am happy it held up for 3 wearings.

  2. Beth

    Two very cute trick-or-treaters! The costumes came out great and I’m sure your children appreciate all the effort and love you put into them. Don’t forget to enter Easton’s costume in the Simplicity Halloween costume contest …!

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