Kid Costumes 2008

Here they are!Tiny Princess Leia,And the cutest Garden Gnome ever!
This is what you get when your children are raised on old movies.
All Sophia wanted to be was Shirley Temple from "Captain January", what mom could refuse that request? We had many nights of wrapping her hair in rags to create the perfect ringlets. I designed her costume to be a cozy jacket style sailor top, with separating zipper and grosgrain ribbon trim. It is made of soft cotton flannel, and she loves it so much she's worn it many times since.I was trying to think of something warm and snuggly to make for the other kids since we frequently have snow on Halloween. Both the Gnome and Princess Leia costumes are made of polar fleece, with a faux for beard and metallic pleather belt. The Leia hat is my favorite, I think I will size up my pattern and make one for myself to wear snowboarding this season. Yes, I am that strange. All three were a smashing success with all who saw them, and it made me happy that they were all cozy and comfortable. I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!



10 comments:

Julie C. on November 8, 2008 at 1:43 PM said...

What beautiful creative costumes :D

Stina on November 8, 2008 at 1:49 PM said...

So cute!! And so well done. Sophia is adorable - what a poser :)

Leigh on November 8, 2008 at 4:54 PM said...

ADORABLE!!!

Trisha on November 9, 2008 at 9:14 PM said...

one of the good things about being your friend is being able to copy you when you don't even know it! yes sir, truman is definitely going to be princess lea (spelling?) next year. i love it so much. love love love. i'll have to show mia so she can get excited about her garden gnome outfit next time through.

at least i'm up front about it, right? :)

I love you

victoria on November 10, 2008 at 11:59 AM said...

love the buns

Nikki on November 10, 2008 at 2:30 PM said...

Awesome!!! Where's your costume?

Bunny on November 10, 2008 at 4:51 PM said...

Ohhhhhh, so sweet! I can't decide which one melts my heart the most. It will have to be a three-way tie! :D

*tif* on November 11, 2008 at 11:42 AM said...

ADORABLE! Great job mom!

amylouwho on February 16, 2009 at 1:18 PM said...

I came over from Sew Mama Sew and just had to tell you that this Garden Gnome costume made me laugh out loud! IT is so cute! And FUNNY!! I may have to do that for my little boy this year.

Love your owl softie. Are you selling the pattern?

Star on February 16, 2009 at 2:47 PM said...

Hi amylou,
Thanks for visiting, and for your sweet comments.
My owl pattern will be available sometime soon, everything takes me longer than I want it to, I guess that's part of being a mom;)
I will post here on the blog when it's available.
Thanks, Star

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