The boys' costumes were finished just in time! Phew! I had a blast creating and hunting down pieces to make them complete.
E's was pretty simple. I didn't make anything for his Macgyver/Macgruber outfit. He already had the collared shirt and skinny jeans and boots. I found his vest at Target and just loved it, so I ignored the fact that it's not exactly utility! It's a 3T so he'll get plenty of wear out of it. The bomber glasses were purchased online.
Compared to the real deal:
Now, for T's costume. That took a bit more woman-power.
I basically did an "A frame" style. It's super easy and super quick. I wanted to keep the construction simple because I'd never done this before. Here's the costume in its pieces.
That's the back, front with a long strip to go between his legs, and the two shoulder straps. As you can tell, Velcro and I were BFFs on this one. I used red and white felt. Since Joann's was out of gray felt, I used gray fabric and reinforced it with my extra white felt. The gray pieces took about seven trials before getting it just right. Let's just say, it's a really good thing I'm starting this whole "homemade costumes" with infant size! I stuffed the front and back with pillow stuffing to give it extra dimension.
T made THE cutest utility knife I've ever seen!
So how did the whole trick-or-treating thing go? We did about three houses before calling it quits. E had a long and too-much-fun kind of day at Gpa's and Gma's so he was ready to hit the hay early. BUT he did love saying hi to our friends and getting a few pieces of candy. And T? Well, he fell asleep in Gma's arms after the second house.