Friday, October 28, 2016

DIY Ash Ketchum and Pikachu Halloween Costumes

Each year I tell myself that maybe this is the year I am going to buy my children's Halloween costumes.  But every year I make them anyway.  It is because of a combination of frugality, enjoyment and pride.  This year the frugality ended up not working out so well.  After buying the fabric to make Sofi Sue's Pikachu costume I realized that I had spent only $4 less than the costume I had found online cost.  But, even so I was happy to make the costume and in the end am pretty proud of the end product!

For Sofia's costume I used the tutorial at Talking Trash and Wasting Time to make this costume and found it to be fairly easy to follow despite never having made a onesie costume before.  Of course, now that she has this giant fleecy costume to wear it is supposed to be in the 60s-70s on Halloween!

Henry wanted to be Ash and in order to make his costume I bought a blue shirt from Goodwill and pulled it apart to make it look like Ash's shirt.  I basically just had a picture of Ash on the computer and continued to reference it while making the costume.  I pulled off the collar and used that as a template for making a larger white collar.  I pulled off the long sleeves and used those also as a template, sewed the hem straight, and sewed the button plackets inward.  I also bought Henry an Ash Ketchum hat a couple of months ago, knowing what his costume was going to be.  I don't count this as part of the costume cost because I know that he will continue to wear the hat after Halloween is over.  The hardest part of the costume was trying to find a pair of jeans that I knew existed somewhere in my house (Henry has refused to wear jeans for several years now).  But, we found everything and Henry seems happy enough with the results.  

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