Every year, I make Aurelia's costumes and since added the little man to the mix last year, it's just gotten more fun for me. My kids are still at the age where they let me have all of the creative control and I relish this time like crazy....like "Mad Hatter" crazy...like "OFF with their heads" kind of crazy. See what I did there? I totally set-up for this:
They both loved their costumes, so I win Halloween! WOO HOO!
We'll start with Obren. I chose to make him the white rabbit because I had a plan for this one didn't for any of my other ideas. I decided to go with this version of the White Rabbit because this is the version that is seen with the Queen of Hearts in Disney's Alice in Wonderland.
His costume was half easy/ half PITA. The Hood was leftover from his rainbow Brite Twink costume from last year and the bunny ears were ripped off of a $1 Target headband purchased for Easter last year. I just sewed them on...bunny head complete. Then I made his tabard which was a couple of rectangles with heart applique and straps sewn on. EASY PEASY. Now the neck ruffle is what was not so easy. It wasn't difficult skill-wise, it just took a lot of time and hand sewing. Making me all angry and crap. But it turned out exactly how I wanted it to. And I was completely and utterly shocked that he wore the hood. SO HAPPY.
Aurelia's costume was Disney's Queen of Hearts:
I used a mash-up of the Leona pattern from Popolok Designs and the Tea Party dress from The Handmaiden's Cottage. The Leona is what I used for the bodice. This was the first time I've made this pattern and it won't be the last. I really loved it. Another great pattern from Popolok. I did alter it to be a sweetheart neck and a one-piece back panel, but that's all I did. The Skirt was made using the Tea Party Dress by The Handmaiden's Cottage. FABULOUS pattern. I hate ruffles and I hate them more now, but that's because I don't have a ruffler foot and gathered them by hand. STUPID GATHERING.
FYI, that horse was made by my friend over at Once Upon a Costume.
Here's a pic of the back. Now, I know that technically there should be a black on red/ red on black thing going on but the front & back overskirt panels are one piece and I had made so many stupid mistakes up to this point that I used all of my emergency extra fabric. Stupid and my fault, but oh well! And yes, her arm is filthy. No idea what she dunked it in before we went out to take pictures. Rough and tumble is her life!
Anyway, there you have it! My Little Queen and my tiny rabbit. I loved making these and can't wait until net year. I already have some ideas! And of course, here are some funnies!
Don't lose your heads, Y'all!