Now, I know it's after Halloween but I still have a couple costume giveaways to offer. I'm hoping they may be useful for next year, or just for everyday dress up. I have been thinking about buying a trunk to keep all of our costume clothes in.
I have this Wes Anderson-esque fantasy where my children dress up and act out plays with all their friends. My children, on the other hand, have their own other plans. As exampled this Halloween....
I had wild aspirations of gowns with trains, headpieces and props. Lily, like any independent four-year-old had her own ideas. At least, I had fun planning out the logistics of the pattern. It turned out to be more difficult than any dress since it was a shape I had never attempted to create before. I didn't want the normal hoodie headpiece. I really wanted it 'look' like a frog's head. So I created the head 'around' a hood piece. Brian and I laughed at the thought of the frog devouring Lily with only her head sticking out. But I thought it got the point across.
The hands and feet were the cherry on top. They really gave the costume a 'tropical' appearance. Now, I know these are deciduous trees. Unfortunately, I live in Pennsylvania but at the same time Lily didn't want an average frog costume. It had to be a 'tree frog'. So, please forgive the discrepancy.
I added a pillow of padding to be inserted in the back to give the body a more frog-like appearance. The entire costume is split into seven pieces, the head, body, hands, feet and padding. Non-pill polar fleece material was used.
AND, if the winning blog leaves a comment I will throw in the matching Halloween Trick or Treat bag in the shape of a leaf. We hung it from a long stick to really complete the look.
This was a bit tight on Lily who is four and thin for her age. So, on the safe side, I would say that this costume would fit a 2T-3T.
ALSO, since it's a gender neutral costume, all you moms with boys out there who've wanted to enter can finally do so!
And don't forget November 6th is still Grosgrain's grand opening! Be sure to check back here for a link! I'm so excited!
Last day for posts is Friday 11/07/08. Winner will be announced Sunday morning!
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