From Cold Weather Dora and Hunter Man.
I used Handmade Mommy’s 15-minute jammy pants tutorial for the Dora pants (I had a ton of orange fleece leftover from the goldfish I did NOT turn T into for Halloween last year. I needed to use it. ;-). I bought a witches wig at Wal-Mart and gave it a bad haircut - just like Dora. (PS – those pants were so easy. I’m going to buy a bunch of fleece and flannel to make us all a huge stack of “comfy pants” for winter).
Little Man was supposed to be Boots the Monkey (Dora’s sidekick) but had a change of heart two days ago. He decided he wanted to be a hunter. Pretty easy, what with everything already in his closet - but I didn’t have a vest for him. Enter more of the orange fleece and I threw this vest together this morning flying by the seat of my pants. We borrowed the toy gun and he was complete.
Dora isn’t complete without Backpack, of course. I made Backpack loosely following At Second Street’s tutorial. (I drew out my own pattern, own dimensions, added a pocket for Map and didn’t make the straps adjustable – I wasn’t joking when I said loosely followed). Map is just a piece of rolled cardstock I quickly drew a face on with Sharpies.
Notice the animal in Backpack? Yeah – that would be our back up Boots the Monkey. I took a stuffed animal and quickly made some red felt booties for him – but he rode in Backpack all night.
My kids both loved their costumes – and helping make them!
Hope you had a Happy Halloween!