Over the years I have sewn many costumes. Some have turned out better than others. Some years my kids have preferred the store bought costumes. In the end they always come back to me and beg me to make them something because they too have an aversion to wearing the same as everyone else. These are a few of my favorites.
Tom and Jerry were an all time favorite. In retrospect wire would have helped those ears a lot. My now high schooler (oldest) came up with the idea on his own.
A mix of bought and sewn. Keep your eye on my middle guy. I should have known when he wanted to be a police man we were in for it with his humor. In the orange blossom photo he is Napoleon Dynamite. He had the character down pat...and yes I have always had a thing for big bows.
My proud Jayhawk standing on his best friend the KState Willie the Wildcat. It is okay because we took the picture in reverse too. The principal has this in her office. She loved it so much. The pirate was darling. Shamwow Guy was hilarious because his best friend was Billie Mays (before his death). Last years Alice costume was weary by the end of the school day. The kids get to wear them during the parade and party at school. It is probably my least favorite. I rotary cut the tip of my left index finger off while cutting the tulle. It has never gotten the feeling back.
My oldest likes to take his sister and her friends around the neighborhood still. While his brother prefers to hand out the candy. I enjoy all the photo moments and the needle and thread that lead up to the day. Makes me just a tiny bit sad that it might be coming to a close...I am loving every moment of my Red Riding Hood costume sewing this year.