halloween. . . my very favorite sewing holiday of the year. and this year i have lots to share. . .
someone found me through the internet and asked if i could copy the top costume (which she had purchased for her older child) into a size small enough for her younger child. no problem! it is such a fun and easy costume.
but did you know how expensive costumes are at target? my goodness! when this lady contacted me, she sent the picture, but didn't mention the cost. i added up what it would cost me to make and sent her a price, assuming my price would be quite a bit higher than target's. after sending the price, i went to see what it was on target's website-- MORE than what i quoted! and made from a much cheaper fabric, too.
well, i guess that just solidifies it-- i will ALWAYS be making my kiddos costumes!
just one more good reason! (since i need so many. . . )
ps the 'wig' for this costume is made in a very similar way to the yarn wigs i have made in the past. make the skull cap the same way as this tutorial (in a matching color tights, of course). then sew using a wide zigzag, a boa onto the skull cap in a spiral, starting at the top of the head. it doesn't need to be exact-- just make sure the skull cap is mostly covered.