Mom got to action. I had 2 yards of Aqua Cotton Velour, a yard of blue sweatshirt fleece, and a half yard of Royal Blue Jersey Knit in my stash as well as a scrap piece of Red Jersey Knit. I went and picked up some craft foam from Wal-Mart along with yellow paint.
I used two patterns for the suit.
The top is Ottobre 06/2013 #39 a raglan long sleeve tee. I used size 152 for T who is 12/14 RTW. It fit perfectly. I used the Aqua Velour for the main part and cut the sleeves at the elbow and sewed blue sweatshirt fleece for the rest of the arm. I had no issues sewing this up and the instructions were great.
The bottoms are Jalie 3355 The sweat pants, I omitted the pockets. I traced out the underwear parts from front and back of the pattern, winging it. And sewed these in the blue sweatshirt fleece onto the other parts of the pants in the aqua velour. The underwear part looks a bit funny, but the main idea is there. I sewed up a size 155 and they were a bit big. The rise is a tad high, too.
I then formed the cuff and leg parts out of the foam roll, sewed royal blue jersey in a tube and stretched it over the foam parts. I then glued the royal jersey to the inner parts of the foam. The blaster I attached a bit of red jersey to the one side of the fabric tube, cobalt to the other, and stretched it over a foam tube I created. Then I painted the yellow bits on with paint.
All in all it came together, thankfully. T wore it to his first middle school party and also out trick or treating with the family. He was so overjoyed when people recognized who he was.
Fabrics:1 yard Blue Sweatshirt Fleece, purchased Aug 2013 from Mill End for $3.95
1/2 yard Laguna Stretch Cotton Jersey Knit Royal, Kaufman, purchased Feb 2014 $3.49
2 yards Aqua Cotton Velour, purchased Feb 2014 from a facebook group $14.80
Craft foam from Walmart $10
Yellow Paint from Walmart $1.50
Helmet from Amazon $22
Red and Blue gloves from Walmart $1
Total Spent on Costume: $56.74
I tried my best. :-)
Miss K went as a Minecraft creeper (easy for me because Mr. T was this last year). I made the pants but the rest we had purchased for T last year.
I hope you all had a great Halloween!
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~