Linking up to the Handmade Halloween Costume Contest.
Two years ago my oldest daughter decided she wanted to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz for Halloween. Great. Little Man was only 1 so too young to have much of an opinion so I got him a monkey costume from Old Navy - love those two piece fleece ones.
Ok, then for the challenge - Little Hugger decided she wanted to be a tornado. What??? How the hell am I going to pull that off? I kept hoping she would change her mind, but she didn't so after a few trips to different fabric stores and phone calls to my Mom for guidance, here is our tornado.....
The fabric was something I lucked out finding at a fabric store - Hancock I think. I bent a couple of dry cleaning hangers to rest on her shoulders and hold the fabric up. Then we tied on various farm animals, equipment and even a little barn to look like they were swept up on the tornado. I found gray turtleneck onesie and gray tights for her to wear underneath and we messed up her hair to look more windswept.
She loved it and certainly got lots of points for originality when trick or treating. Oh and just to complete the theme, I sewed some wings on Little Man's monkey costume, so he became a flying monkey.