Is it Halloween yet? I just finished one of my costumes. Woohoo!
I came up with this idea late one Friday night while talking to Will. It’s a cross between brilliant and ridiculous, which makes it so much fun! I completely winged this costume, seeing as how I didn’t use any measurements or patterns. Just a bunch of cutting and sewing. I think my sewing machine is from the late 80’s too, so there were a few moments of frustration. The suit is made from sweat shirt material, flipped fuzzy side out. The crown is made from a USPS flat rate priority envelope. Crafty eh? The tail is actually a belt worn inside the suit. The furry material is actually quite heavy, so I didn’t want it dragging down the entire suit. The front has faux buttons and the flap closes up with velcro down the middle.
I decided to be Max from the book/movie “Where the Wild Things Are.” Not quite sure why, but I guess it’s just a throwback to a great childhood book. After seeing the Opening Ceremony Max Suit run for $610, I figured I could make something similar for much less. The total cost was about $30 for material and two Friday nights worth of time.
Now I just need to roll around in the dirt a bit so that it’s not so white 🙂
Check it out for yourself and leave a comment to let me know what you think:
Off to do a 12 mile run! Have a great weekend