Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween Boo!

J made this picture in his spare time. I liked all the detail..bony skeletons, witches, bats, roof shingles, etc. I told him if he colored it I'd put it on my blog. So here it is!

AJ made this fun little picture at school which I enjoyed too. Especially since the skeleton has a very detailed Ahsoka Tano belt, that made me laugh.

Making an Ahsoka Costume

Anakin Skywalker's spunky Padawan, the orange girl...

Getting an idea on how to make headtails. It looked like a jester cap, so we looked up a free three tailed jester hat pattern online.

Tracing the shape on tissue paper

The front of side tails: Ahsoka's side headtails curve, the back one is straight, bigger, and longer, I cut 2 of these

back of side tails, cut 2
back tail, one piece

designing the stripes and pinning it all together.

I traced the pattern again so I could cut up for stripe patterns. It looked something like this. This part takes a lot of time, but it looked so cool, we thought it was worth it.

crushed panne fabric with indigo stripes hot glued on (note, sewing machine didn't sew through glue very well, imagine that! I should have avoided putting glue close to the edges where I was gonna sew and then just touched up later.)
we stuffed it with polyfill from JoAnn's and hot glued a ski cap inside to finish it off.

We were almost done here, I'll get the finished product later. She wore it comfortably all day at school and it stayed on even during a cartwheel!

Next a cute orange and maroon t-shirt dress to finish it off. See the finished costume!

one more photo...