I adore Halloween. Because candy and costumes rock my world.*
Knowing that this may be my last chance to costume Adelaide without her input, I chose one of my favorite children's book characters ever: Nicholas from Richard Scarry's I Am a Bunny. (Adam got to pick the costume last year, just so you know. We're being all fair and equal here.)
Besides pure adorability, this costume choice had another major plus: the overalls and shirt can be used as regular clothes** for the rest of the winter, and the sewing was minimal yet satisfying. Just like last year, I based the kid's headgear on the Sweet Pea Pilot Cap, this time with a few major adjustments (ears, obviously, and a velcro neck closure). Also just like last year: procrastination. I did most of the work on this bunny-eared hat the day of. I should have gone up another size with the hat, but it still worked. And the tail is just a couple of scraps sewn together, stuffed with some fiber fill, and safety pinned to the overalls.
None of our neighbors knew who she was. Maybe I am a Bunny isn't as widely read as I assumed?
But that's okay, because she sure charmed the heck out of her parents!
*Decorating the house and yard with spiderwebs, tombstones and pumpkin-shaped strings of light, not so much with the rocking my world. That's just not my jam. When Adelaide gets older maybe I can delegate it to her so we look less slackerish on this front?
**I tried going the thrift store route for these, but I had no luck at all, so I ended up on ThredUp. It's pretty cool. You can buy gently used kids clothes AND send in your gently used kids clothes to earn some cash (via Pay Pal) or site credit. My buying experience was good. I haven't sent in my own used stuff yet because I'm taking my time and REALLY filling that bag up, but I'll let you know how that goes. Full disclosure: The link is my referral link, and I can get credits when you use it.