Monday, November 2, 2009


Here they are, the long awaited halloween costumes that I put everything on hold for:-)
We were Dr. Suess's cat in the hat. The cat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, goldfish, and of course I was MOM. The gorilla I did not make, and was worn by my father-in-law. I think he had fun. Thing 1 and Thing 2 were made from a red knit material, The front sections I made in photoshop and ironed on. The hair was made from teal boas. I made a head piece then stitched the boas to it wrapping it around. The cat in the hat was a challenge, the majority of it was made from felt, and fleece. I used iron on pellon which I had never heard of to create the rim of the hat, it helped to stiffen it and keep it upright. The feet on all the outfits, have a leather bottom so they could wear shoes if they wanted. The face was the most challenging after the hat. It took me a few designs and tries. Oh the joy of creating without a pattern. Oh and the goldfish, that was fun. From the time I started the costume to the time I finished my daughter had grown two inches and hardly fit. Luckily we were able to get her in. I hope you enjoy them. We had a blast.


  1. What a great idea, I love Thing 1 and Thing 2!! Gotta love that blue hair

  2. They all looked GREAT! We had so much fun hanging out with you guys. We need to get together and scrap. :)

  3. What great costumes! You're so creative and your family will treasure these memories forever! :)