My little lady is a hippo for Halloween. Or more specifically if you ask my son, she is the villain Mrs. Fluffly Lumpkins from Spiderman. Who is that? A random character I know nothing about, but trust me. I had to look it up and then wonder how my 4 year just happened to know about this small character in the comics, seriously scaring looking... Here
So, to keep this a little more girly and in the innocence of a little 2 year old girl I just went with a hippo... And I like things to be able to be worn later.
For the top:
I used the Bimaa Sweater by Lou Bee Clothing. My husband found the fabric in the red dot section of JoAnns and I barely bought enough. The hood has an added piece in the front for the mouth/nose. I used felt for the teeth and the ears are the cutest!
|My Favorite picture, look at that seriousness!|
Can you see those nostrils? Such a pain! But it's gonna have to be just fine! Because I am not ripping those seams one more time to try to get them to stick out just right.
For the bottoms:
I used the Lollipop Leggings by Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop (affiliate links). I used the same fabric as the sweater but color blocked the stripes on the side to add interest. She loves them and will not take them off once they are on!
It really was super simple. It only took a couple days once I started, and only sewing in small increments. Once I got past the frustrations with the nostrils. I still am happy with how it turned out! So excited that they can be used for everyday wear too. I love the idea of multipurpose items. ;)
How about you?
Have you picked Halloween costumes yet?