This year CJ decided he wanted to be an Angry Bird.
Specifically, he wanted to be the blue Angry Bird (though I think the blue bird looks more sleep deprived than angry).
I would have to say this costume is the awesome-est one I’ve made to date. It’s based on a blue Angry Bird plushie we picked up back at the start of the school year.
The costume is made with fleece, an old t-shirt, and a lot of stuffing (two lage bags and change worth). We found a sweatshirt hoodie that nearly matched the costume fleece. The eyes and eye bags are appliqued on with black thread. The beak is also appliqued on with stuffing inserted. The inside of the costume is the old t-shirt. It helps hold the stuffing in and isn’t quite as warm as fleece would have been. The arm holes were made a little big. This was a serendipitous accident since it allowed for a little ventilation. The costume was quite warm with all the layers and stuffing.
Not to be out done for cute, Z wore his monkey suit:
Eventually, Z will get his own costumes, but for now he has the hand-me-downs from big brother. This monkey costume is from the McCall’s pattern M6105: Toddler’s Costumes by Tom Arma.
The original pattern has footies on the costume. You’re supposed to put non-skid material on the footies, but I was never able to find the right material. Eventually I gave up and cut the footies off and added elastic cuffs. This makes much more sense for a toddler who’s walking. Plus, how else is one supposed to show off their Scooby Doo socks?
CJ and Z are ready to strut their stuff and head out for a fun night of trick-or-treating.