“Yo Ho Let’s Go!” Yep, we are totally that family. You know the ones that gets all dressed up coordinating. This year I was so excited Emerson was old enough to get in on the action too. And that I had a enough energy to think and pull it together. Our theme turned out so perfect as our first run out was to a special Disney store event. We got our share of weird looks, but had a blast anyways. Aiden got to trick or treat, parade through the mall, we even did a little shopping before the store opened. Both boys loved being surrounded by their favorite characters and going on a little unconventional trick or treat.
Our costumes did require a bit of sewing, but they could’ve easily been no-sew. I’ll tell you how in the directions below.
Navy blue fabric or Shirt
Remove the neckline from your white shirt and cut a shallow V. Punch a few small holes and to lace your leather through. Leave the ends untied with knots at each end.
For the vest you have two options. The simplest is taking a t-shirt, removing the
Sleeves and cutting an opening down the front. We were having trouble finding the right blue so we opted to make one with fabric using a shirt as our pattern.
Fold your fabric in half; the fold should be at the top. In similar fashion trace the shirt folding the sleeves out of the way. Cut out and sew the two sides together.
Make sure to not sew the arm holes.
Trim your vest with yellow satin ribbon. You can use 1/2″ ribbon and use fabric glue or use wider ribbon to create your own bias tape and sew on.
Finish with 4 yellow buttons.
Gold Hoop Earrings I picked up my shirt for $3 and added elastic cinching to get the Izzy look. Buy a shirt a size too big. Cut your elastic 5-7" smaller than the circumference of the shirt bottom. Sew your elastic 3" from the bottom of the shirt. The key is holding the elastic tight while sewing. This will give you the cinched look.
Blue Fabric or shirt
Brown Dress Shoes
Just as with Jake remove the neckline from your white shirt and cut a shallow V.
Create a vest using one of the two methods as described in Jake’s costume.
Take a scrap of orange fabric or felt and sew onto shorts. You could use fabric glue if going the no sew route. I zigzag stitched mine to give it an authentic patch feel.
(not pictured) Finish with 2 gold buttons.