Friday, 31 October 2008

Last Minute

Last night at supper, I casually asked KD if he was planning to take JK over to his dad's house to go trick-or-treating with his little brothers, while I stay to man the door here. KD said yes, but then asked me what costume JK would be wearing. I said "just her clothes". I figured (and I've been telling people for weeks--including KD) that we wouldn't make a big deal of Halloween until JK is old enough to care. Well, that wouldn't do for KD. He told me that I had to go buy a costume. I didn't want to spend money on over-priced, cheaply-made costumes (which are the kind available around here), so I came up with something using only fabric I already had. I didn't have enough to make a full-body-covering costume, but I think JK will be more comfortable in just the shirt and hat. She's not fond of the hat though. This pink fleece-and-fur bunny costume took 1.5 hours to make, and cost zero dollars (my mom gave me the fabric several years ago). I made it big to fit over JK's coat, for the chilly Canadian fall/winter weather. It doesn't look like we'll have snow by tonight yet, but you never know.

7 comments:

  1. I love that tail on the back. HAHAHAHAH

    Oh you're country has cheap, over priced costumes too? Good to hear we are keepin Halloween cheesiness on a level playing field. ;)

    I have only bought on costume and I would never do it again. Homemade is the way to go.

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  2. How cute is she???

    Both my kids had "homemade" costumes this year. This is one of the first times I was able to talk my daughter out of those cheapie girlie costumes at Walmart. Whew.

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  3. Jewel wore my wedding dress and a cloak and went as a vampire, I did her make up so well that Raven cried and was afraid to look at her, Raven was snow white, but her dress was to long and I didn't hem it short enough, and after walking through a few puddles, Raven got sick of it and asked me to take it off...LOL I guess I should be posting this in my blog....as soon as i get the pictures uploaded. :D

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  4. Oh! and I love that blanket behind JK! ;)

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  5. Hi Jo :)

    JK looked so cute! What a great easy costume :)

    I hope you had a fun Halloween!
    hugs,
    rue

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  6. How cute and creative! I especially like the bunny tale in the back!! I made my daughter's costume this year. She wanted to go as a witch but since she is 4, I didn't have the heart for her to be a scary witch...therefore, she went as a harvest witch. I have pics on my blog if you get a chance to visit! :O)

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  7. You are soooooooooooo talented!
    WoWzers!!!
    I wish I could sew.
    My little sister went as a bunny one year....my mom crocheted everything.


    She looks adorable.

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