Do you remember when I took the kids to Universal Studios, Orlando over the summer?
Well, while we were there I told each of the kids I would buy them a souvenir to bring home. Of course Marisol chose the biggest unicorn from the Despicable Me store that she could possibly find ... yes "It's so fluffy, I'm gonna die!" She naturally named it 'Fluffy'.
So, come time to decide what elaborate costumes I have to make for Halloween, she decided that she just had to be Agnes so she could go trick-or-treating with Fluffy. I must say I was just a wee bit excited about this, because I knew that very little actual work would need to be done by me for this one.
- White sneakers
- Yellow socks
- Yellow striped t-shirt
- Red scrunchie
- Black hair spray
- Brown face paint - or you could use an eyeliner or lip liner
Obviously though there was a little crafting to be done. How many pairs of overalls have you seen with red buttons on them, and trying to find the pre-striped t-shirt was all but impossible.
Let's start with the overalls.
They came with a traditional buckle which just wasn't going to do. I removed those, hemmed the bottom of the shoulder strap, hand-stitched a buttonhole and then stitched on a large red button.
Now, the t-shirt.
All you need is:
- Yellow t-shirt
- Fabric paint
- Sponge brush
- Tape - I used the Duck Brand 'Ducklings' tape, which peels off fabric really easily
- Something to place inside the shirt to protect it
Make stripes on the t-shirt using the tape and paint in-between. Simple, right?
Note: Don't forget to put a piece of cardboard (or whatever else you have on hand) inside the shirt so the paint doesn't go through the fabric to the other side.
The hardest part of this costume, was her hair. It took 1 1/2 bottles of black spray and a ton of regular hairspray to get her hair to stand straight up in the hair. Thankfully though it washed out very easily.
The final touch to the costume was a few extra freckles on her face.
She wore her new Agnes costume during the past week to the school Halloween bash and was thrilled to win the 2nd grade costume contest, and for those who know Miss M and how shy she is, it took a lot of courage for her to enter. She was a little embarrassed though that lots of the local high school girls who were volunteering at the event kept asking if they could take photos with her.