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.