My little guy decided what his Halloween costume would
be months and months ago.
After watching Gnomeo and Juliet he was
determined to be Gnomeo for Halloween.
In case you aren't familiar with this cartoon let me assist:
Super easy and adorable.
It seems that box of fabric my Mom gave me this past
summer happens to be the gift that keeps on giving.
I knew I had the supplies for the belt but I
thought I would have to go buy a big piece of blue
felt for this. Guess what was in the box?
A BIG PIECE OF BLUE FELT!
Praise the Lord in song.....preferably an Elton John song.
(he did all the music for Gnomeo and Juliet)
I winged the whole thing and loved the way it turned out.
My little man is thrilled and can't wait to wear it!
As far as the shirt goes...I just took a large piece of felt
and folded it in half. I got one of my little guys shirts and set it
on top to measure the length I needed to cut.
I then cut a hole out on the top of the folded piece of felt for
his head. I should have taken a picture but you are going to
be cutting the end that is folded. There will not be a seam at
the shoulders because you just sew this up the sides now and
slip over their head. Is this making sense now?
Next I took two half circles (more like ovals) and
sewed them to the front of the neck opening
on each side to make a collar.
The belt is made from some brown fleece I had on hand
and the buckle is yellow felt that I hand stitched on.
It is fastened with Velcro.
For the boots I just bought a pair of men's black socks at
the Dollar Store and slipped them over his little work boots.
Total cost for this costume......$1.
This may be the cheapest Halloween yet.
He wants me to be Juliet and Dad to be Tibbles (the mean gnome...haha).
We'll see what happens with that.
One more off that list!
-child's cupboard re-do
-felt food for kids
-boys pirate party
-baby girl romper w/vintage corduroy
-wall art for family
-hot shirt for momma :)
-hand made rings
-state love art