While many of you still have festivities to come tonight, we have already gone trick-or-treating, and we have the loot to prove it [that is, the candy that hasn’t already made it into my belly…. mmmm]
[iPod tutorial blogged here]
Months ago, when I asked my four-year-old what he wanted to be for Halloween, he told me a monkey. I waited for awhile to see if he changed his mind, but every time I asked, he said he needed a monkey costume – and he was insistent that I make it.
So in true Jess fashion, I did another up cycle. In the same way as last year’s Super Why Costume, I refashioned a men’s sweatshirt that I had on hand to make his pants [from the sleeves of the sweatshirt] and the main portion of his monkey top. The fuzzy material is one I’ve had for a long time, purchased from JoAnn’s, making for a free costume! I love things that are free.
This is the only picture where you can see his tail peeking out. It’s made from that fuzzy material, stuffed with polyfil, and sewn onto a circle of elastic. That way it wouldn’t get in the way of sitting in the car seat and could be easily taken off – or worn without the rest of the monkey costume [which has already happened!] The costume could easily be a bear, too, without the tail or the quickly made banana [out of a yellow microfiber towel, like the ones I used for the prefold diapers]
This little man did not have a homemade costume. The pea pod was found at Joann’s on clearance last year [and no, I wasn’t even pregnant then, just hopeful!] I’m glad I didn’t spend the time making a costume that he wore for about two hours… but he was awfully cute!
Have a safe and fun Halloween, to those of you who are celebrating tonight! Now excuse me while I go eat yet another piece of candy…