13 November 2014

Halloween 2014!

I had so much fun this Halloween. Partially because I was able to make the girls costumes, and partially because Sloan is an incredible amount of fun!  At first she was going to be a "Robot Cat" whatever that means. So we had started working on a robot box to put over a cat costume I had planned to make. Simple enough, black leotard, cat ears pinned to pigtails and a long tail. Done.
Then i realized that she had no idea she could be anything she wanted, and she really LOVES Daniel Tiger, so i offered to make her a Daniel Tiger Costume! She was thrilled and started telling me the details, such as, Daniel wears a red coat and red shoes with laces.

We didn't have red shoes with laces, but we did have a pair of Red Toms that were waiting for her feet to grow and I think this year we reached that point.

I found a Daniel Tiger costume on Amazon, but i wasn't thrilled with it and knew i could do better.

Not that this one was bad, but i just thought I could do better, or at least make it so that her face is daniel and not her hat.... So i printed out a picture of Daniel and went to the fabric store.

Here is a picture of Daniel Tiger:
 If you are not sure who he is, he is spin off cartoon derived from Mister Rogers' neighborhood. It's on PBS and totally adorable!

Well I went to the store, i grabbed some fleece fabric and some brown fur, made a pair of pants, a tail, and figured out how to make a hood with ears (i added some fusible interface to make them stand up). Grabbed a red hoodie out of her closet, paired with her red cord Toms 

and voila! WE had a real Daniel Tiger! 

Here is a little detail of the hood, this is before i added the velcro strap - and actually the right ear isn't sewed together yet, it is just in place for a quick picture as i figured out how to make it work.

At first i thought I would add a string to the hood to let her tie it, but realized it would be harder for her to keep on that way and velcro was my better bet

As for Piper, first she was a cabbage patch doll. I found a tutorial online and quickly made the hat one weekend! The hair was exactly like a doll I once had! (ok i still have the doll)

Sloan had a parade with her preschool and then another one that evening with our neighborhood. She was all about marching in parades and kept talking about it. She loved waving at her adoring fans!

Piper and I went to watch the parade and then afterwards, I put Piper in the stroller with her friends and sent her back to class while I went to Sloan's class for a snack and trick or treating on the playground.
You can see Piper and I in the background of this photo (look behind Sloan)

Piper in the stroller with her friends and on her way!

Then in the evening, I wanted Piper to be warm so i threw the caterpillar costume on top of her pajamas and took her to the neighborhood parade!
Here are a few pics i took at home before we left the house:

My neighbor took this shot

Sloan outlasted all the neighborhood kids and went with her daddy to the next street over (we have very long streets) and a new development next to ours. I'm not sure she will ever get to eat the 10 lbs of candy she collected as she is allowed no more than one piece a day and some days none, but it was a lot of fun to let her gather the candy anyways!

Here are our neighbor friends we trick or treat with every year.  These pics are from 2012, 2013, and 2014

Some out-takes

Here's a side by side comparison of the girls in the same outfit:

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh they are just the cutest!! And that is a LOT of Halloween candy! I still need to get my Halloween post up, hopefully tonight or tomorrow. Of course the one thing I misplaced in the move was the power cord to my laptop...ugh! :)