We had a Trunk or Treat Halloween party at our church this weekend. It was a great opportunity to show off the kids' costumes.
I made my daughter's Jessie costume. I have to say that I am not a great sewer- I really had no idea what I was doing. I made my own pattern pieces for the yoke (the yellow part of the shirt) by laying paper over a white dress shirt and tracing the approximate shape of what I wanted onto the paper. It took some refining, but finally I got a shape I was happy with. I chose to sew it onto the shirt, but you could probably fuse it on too. For the cuffs, I again made my own pattern based on the shape I wanted, then sewed them to the existing sleeves. I used yarn and hot glue for the embellishments, and felt circles for the buttons. For the pants, I fused cow print fabric onto a pair of old jeans. The belt buckle was made out of craft foam- I traced the bull on from a picture I found online. Her hair was red yarn, braided and attached to her hat. The hat, we already had from a dance recital. You can't see them, but we bought cheap-o boots at Walmart and spray painted them red with glitter.
Buzz's costume was store bought. I'm not talented enough to make one of those by hand! Plus it was only $14, so I figured it was a good buy. I did have to hem the legs and sleeves, so he got a little mom TLC out of it.
For Mr. Potato Head, I used a picture online to determine what his face should look like. I made the body into a bib, since my son hated the jumper I originally made. I used brown broadcloth and used an existing bib for a pattern. The face pieces were made of felt and attached using glue. I originally used Heat n Bond, but he kept pulling the pieces off. Babies......
I thought they turned out great. Jessie even won Best Overall Costume at the party. Are you ready for Halloween?