I showed you what costume I made for the Bee, so today I will share Falafel’s Costume.
Here is what I made:
She chose another strong Female character: Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon. My girl LOVES these movies and the TV show.
We based this costume on the first movie, except for the red shirt. I could not find that stripey knit fabric anywhere, so I defaulted to the red shirt in the second film. Only die-hard fans will notice, I presume. I am OK with that.
This one is mostly self- drafted. Although I did use a pattern for the shirt. I used the same pattern as I used for my post apocalyptic look, The Skipper top by Sew Much Ado patterns. I love that one. Super quick and easy. BTW: I made my girl wear a long-sleeved shirt under it because she is just getting over being sick, and it has gotten a little chilly here, and contrary to what imaginary animated vikings think, we need to wear warmer clothing when it is cold.
I used the softest faux chinchilla fur that I have ever felt in my life. I want to drape myself in it! Anyhow, I sewed simple tubes of fur to slip over her rain boots.
Everywhere you see a dot, there used to be a spike made from Modeling Magic. We painstakingly formed about 100 of these spikes, waited 72 hours for them to dry (as per the directions), and then painted them. Except, they didn’t dry completely in 72 hours (or 96, or 120 for that matter), but I went ahead and hot glued them on, anyway. Well, I know you know where this is going…they all fell off. One by one, she shed her spikes all over when she wore it to a costume party this past week. *sigh* My girl isn’t bothered by it though, surprisingly, because now she can actually sit down.
The skulls have mostly stayed on, and the ones that have popped off, I have re-glued on using a tacky glue instead.
I tasked my husband with making the shoulder armor out of foam. The individual armor plates are held at the ends with brads. I sewed elastic to hold the whole thing on. Our girl found that ring and stuck it on. It makes her happy.
The skirt was really easy to whip up. I took some heavy vinyl, and cut. I only sewed velcro on to keep it closed. Under it, I made a super quick felt skirt, cut a ragged bottom, and sewed elastic to the top. Really not bad at all.
Luckily, we had the battle axe (???!!). I really have no idea.
Costume number 2 is effectively and happily complete. Oh wait. She just informed me that she wants to make a shield.
I will be sure to share the shield when we make it.
*If you would like the PDF pattern for the shoulder armor,
leave a comment and let me know! My husband saved his handiwork, and would love to share.
**edited to add: Click on this link for the PDF pattern**
How about YOU? Are you done making costumes yet??