I realize Halloween is now over, but I said I’d share our costumes the day after, but I ended out with a migraine and then just had some other things come up, so better late then never, I say!
In the past, I’ve said I don’t sew. I’ll change that to – “I sew (sort of) … but everything leading up to the actual sewing I can’t do!” The girls told me what they wanted to be this year & outside of Bug’s request, I figured I’d be able to find something for the other two girls. Wrong. So two weeks before Halloween I came to the grim realization that I was going to have to sew their costumes. Everything that possibly could have gone wrong sewing their costumes went wrong. Starting with the pattern being wrong and telling me a totally wrong amount of fabric to buy. It went down hill from there. I basically lived at my sewing machine for 2 weeks straight, and it’s a miracle I made it out alive to tell about it! I nearly had a mental break down!
Things turned out wonderful in the end & I was very pleased with how their costumes turned out, but it left me questioning my sanity, that’s for sure! Either way – here is what our Halloween for this year looked like.
Bug was first to request her costume — she wanted to be a sheep. Yes, a sheep. Don’t ask me why, but when she gets something in her head, there is no changing it. Random as it was, I figured I’d just glue “a few” cotton balls on something & I’d be done. Well — over 500 cotton balls later and a ton of hot glue she was pretty much taken care of.
Well, we decided “Sheepy” had to have a side kick – so Bee played the part of Little Bo Peep. I thought it should have been the other way around and Bee should have been the sheep – but we don’t do things traditional at our house I guess! :) Her costume had to be made up quite a bit because of so many issues I ran into following the pattern.
Here the duo is together! Bee had a ball with her shepherd’s crook (aka Christmas yard ornament candy cane sprayed white) snagging Bug and keeping her in line!
Goose had plans of her own & wanted to be Rapunzel. Sewing her dress was truly a labor of love because it took me so long to figure things out because we had to ad lib a bit on it as well. But in the end it turned out beautifully, right down to her extra long hair! She loved it. She had so many people asking if it was her real hair. Mission accomplished!
Here’s a view from behind at her luscious locks! I should have stepped back a bit further to get the whole braid in the picture.
Sorry for the poor lighting on these pictures. The pictures don’t do her look justice!
She told me she thinks it’d be awesome if her hair were really that long. I’m not sure I could handle it!
Here all 3 of them are getting ready to go out Halloween night. All my hard work paid off, and I had 3 happy girlies on my hands. And in the end that is what I wanted.