Friday, November 15, 2013
This year the girls decided to go as Plants Vs Zombies characters. My brother has been playing the game for years, but I hadn't gotten around to trying it. My sister was playing it with the girls and Allie started asking if we could get it, and Selena, Allie and I all became addicted for a short while later. Thankfully the obsession only lasted a few weeks.
For both costumes I used this post from the Memory Nest as a guide. The main differences were for the Chomper costume:
- I used tacky glue versus a hot glue gun.
- I used fleece instead of felt.
- For the leaves I used really thick interfacing sandwiched between the fabric and sewn around. I probably should have made them bigger than I did.
- I also used the interfacing for the teeth.
For the Marigold costume I also used the interface and sandwiched it between some white fleece and sewed it onto some elastic.
Once again I used the Heidi and Finn Urban Unisex Hoodie. Using two layers of fleece make it really warm and thus the kids do not need a jacket when trick-or-treating. Fortunately the lovely creator of the pattern had graded the pattern up to 6 - 12 years and I was able to buy that and get a good size for Selena. She probably could have fit in a 5T, but since she had broken her arm and had a cast I needed something a bit bigger to fit over it.
And of course my other go-to pattern, the Willow Wayfarer Hipster for Slimster, was what I used for the pants. I am sad that Selena is just about getting too big for the biggest size for that one. I'm not sure what I am going to do next year. I used fleece for this which also is warm and cozy.