Thursday, October 30, 2008

Last minute Halloween costume

Dear Kelly,

The craft train actually made a stop here on the east coast, but it probably should have gone right through.

Sam wanted to be Indiana Jones for Halloween. The premade costumes are crap:

So we bought different pieces here and there. Brown pants from Target. A button-down shirt from Burlington Coat Factory. My mom just had the messenger bag mailed to us and it arrived today. Also, she found an official hat (actual proper, wool hat - not that crappy hard felt stuff from the costume store) at a Cracker Barrel. And I found a brown jacket at Good Will for $4.00. Here is the jacket as purchased:

I don't know what's up with the ugly face, but you might be able to tell that the sleeves are too long, the length overall is too long and the lapels are bigger than they should be. So, like any good crafty mom, I sat down at my sewing machine and shortened the sleeves and the hem and I did a little bit of folding over with the lapels.

I made it too short. It's more like a bolero jacket. But it'll do for one day. And this was definitely easier than two years ago when I made Mr. Pickypants an Obi Wan Kenobi costume.

Now I have to get cat fur off of the hat.



kelly said...

Awesome! From what I recall of the 80s, bomber jackets were kind of short anyway, weren't they? I mean, compared to how we wear 'em today.

All this to say: the jacket looks great. :)

And the hat is fantastic!

Mira said...

Very clever..! That Indiana Jones Halloween costume is looking superb. Love it..

Chrince said...

Aww, I love it! That is the best Indiana costume I saw this year!