This is Halloween!

Can you believe that Halloween is just a few days away? Its seems like just yesterday it was warming up and we were entering the summer season. Now my kids are asking me multiple times a day how many more days it is until Halloween. Good thing we have a calendar I can direct them to so they can count the days themselves!

Back in September the boys and I sat down and drew up a picture of just what they wanted for their Halloween costumes. I planned on starting way back then. Even bought the fabric. But using a word from Jeanine from Scientific Seamstress, I put the pro in “procraftination.”

costume doodle 2015

S has been Spiderman and T has been Batman for 3 years in a row now. So it didn’t surprise me in the least when they both told me their plans for this year. G is in love with Curious George (wants to watch it ALL the time, and he has a stuffed George he sleeps with).

The only issue I had was K. But thanks to the awesome Kristen at Create Kids Couture that was resolved when she designed the adorable baby Jonah sailor outfit. I got the opportunity to test it, and fell in love. Doesn’t K look adorable in his sailor suit?!

Jonah 2

I wasn’t sure at first what patterns I was going to use for the costumes. I had a few that would have probably worked, but Kristen helped me out there too. Kristen offered me Toby’s hooded shirt and Josh’s knit pajamas, amazing designs which were both designed by her, to use for the costumes. These patterns have worked PERFECTLY for the boys costumes and I can’t wait until I get them finished!

Here is a sneak peek. Forgive the photography. I just took a couple of quick snapshots.

costume pants

Spiderman’s pants still need webs drawn on. I am hand drawing them on with these Crayola Fabric Markers (affiliate link). Here’s one pant leg with webs on it:

spiderman leg 1

And here is the front of the shirt with the webs drawn on:

Spiderman front webs

I ironed on a heat transfer vinyl spider I cut using my Silhouette Cameo (affiliate links) and added side panels in blue. Here’s another quick snapshot before I stitched the side panels on.

Spiderman costume front

I’m pretty thrilled with how it is turning out.

Here’s a quick preview of the other shirts:

Costume shirts unfinished

I’ve still got quite a bit of work to do but I’m thrilled with how they are turning out! Check back in a few days for the finished results!

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