Thursday, October 27, 2011

Candy Corn Costume

Ok, before you accuse me of being a total procrastinator, let me remind you that there are still 3 days until Halloween!!  But I finally sat down today and made Little Love #5's costume!!


I got the tutorial from the blog of Chica and Jo  (get the tutorial here).  I originally considered posting a tutorial of my own, but they did such a good job, so why reinvent the wheel?  I did change a few things, however, so I'll explain what I did differently and give some other tips.

First of all, I purposefully made the costume big.  For those of you who don't know, LL#5 is severely allergic to latex.  Most store-bought costumes have spandex, elastic, etc.  So, rather than trying to find a costume that would be safe for her, I opted to make one.  Since she's so young, I made it large enough to fit her at least 2 years.  One of the joys of having little ones is that they don't care about stuff like that.  =)

Second, I put the colors in the right order.  =)  You can see that yellow should be on the bottom, orange in the middle.  So keep an eye out for that if you choose to follow this tutorial.

 

Third, in the original tutorial, they made three fairly even stripes on the dress and on the hat.  If you look at the image above, the orange stripe is wider than the rest on real candy corn.  So I made the orange stripe wider.  I also chose to make the white part of the dress pretty small, and I made the entire hat white--that way, it's the tip of one, giant candy corn.

This was one of the simplest sewing projects I've ever done.  Fleece is so easy to work with.  It doesn't fray, so no need to hem.  You don't need special needles or anything else.  One thing I did do was to buy it back in July.  No one (but me) buys fleece in July, so I got it like 30% off.


I've been loving seeing all of the other costumes online.  What a super-fun time of year!!


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12 comments:

  1. Hi I'm visiting from Amanda's blog party. I just love this costume! Your little one is just precious in this costume :-) Beautiful job, take care!

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  2. oh my gosh, THE cutest thing! love it.

    popping in from serenity now.

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  3. This is too cute! I'm sure she'll be super warm in all that fleece. I'm always nervous about my trick or treater being warm enough (I'm a paranoid mama, like that!). But most importantly she looks like she loves her costume =)

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  4. You did a great job with our tutorial! I'm so glad you put the colors in the right order, too... I felt so silly for making that mistake on the original :)

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  5. Oh, how adorable! It's so cute and she looks so happy in it...would you share here? Pleeease?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/falling-for-crafts-challenge-7-holiday.html

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  6. So adorable!! And I LOVE the huge smile to go along with it! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today! :)

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  7. Adorable...the costume and your daughter!

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  8. Cutest candy corn ever! Found you via Tatertots and Jello. Love it if you'd link to Things I've Done Thursday, going on until noon tomorrow. Also have a custom blog button giveaway going on now! Hope you'll stop by and check it out!

    Melanie
    http://bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com/2011/10/things-ive-done-thursday-and-blog.html

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  9. Oh my heavens this photo is simply priceless! What a happy little candy corn! I can't decide if the girl or the costume is cuter ;P Please come link this to my VIP party this weekend http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/10/vip-party-34.html and have a Happy Halloween!

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  10. That is so adorable! She will be the cutest trick or treater around. I am a new follower from Young and Crafty. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  11. Super sweet and cute! You did a nice job. Adorable.

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  12. I love this! I think I will try to replicate something similar for my daughter this year!

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