Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween update

The mummy lives! Well, the costume finally does, at least. We decided on this costume a while ago, and I thought it would be a quick and easy one, certainly compared to the last few years (Assassin's Creed, Robin Hood...) No such luck - this was probably one of the most labour intensive costumes I've made. Probably because I'm an idiot, and put as much effort into these as I do clothes...

But he's my kid, and I like to do things for him. I started with the coveralls - simple Tyvek painters coveralls with a front zip. Then muslin. I bought 4 metres, and had the boy rip it into 4 inch wide lengths. Then we tea dyed it all. Dumped all the strips into a bowl then covered them with leftover tea and coffee when ever I had some. Tossed the strips in the dryer to fray them up and age them even more.



Then it was a case off sewing them to the coveralls. I ended up hand sewing them, so I didn't worry about precision. I also had some cheesecloth that I cut into strips and haphazardly tacked on as well.
The part I'm quite proud of is that it's completely removable and reusable.
 

I used Velcro dots to secure the pieces that cross over the zipper. (and there are scarf like pieces around the neck to hid the join of the hood. Even the face parts Velcro across the nose, forehead and chin.

The best part? The boy loves it. I'll get modeled pictures after Halloween.

And the funny part was the fact that we had to remove the mummy covered mannequin from the corner of the kitchen. Even though I KNEW it was there, it freaked me out every time I came into the room. EVERY TIME...

8 comments:

Saren Johnson said...

That's awesome!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Holy wow! That's awesome! Definitely quite the costume!

katrynka said...

You deserve an award for this, it's great!!

Acorn to Oak said...

What a great idea to make it removable and reusable. Genius! It turned out great! I'm very impressed. Happy Halloween!

Brendaknits said...

I think I have said this before. You deserve Mom of the week/month/ year/decadde/cdntury award. It is so awesome.

Lucky Canuck said...

Definitely worth the extra effort!

Kristyn McCain said...

Wow that is an amazing costume.

Carol said...

That is OSSIM. and here I am doing a plain Igorina with black skirt and tshirt....you shame me :)