Together Arlin and I decided he'd be Sam I AM for Halloween because of the book...his new favorite nightly read before bedtime.
However, Mama learned a big lesson this year. I'll have to wait a little bit longer (like last minute) to buy fabric and such for next years costume ...Cause it's true, 3 year olds can sometimes change their minds about what they want to be!
See...Jacker's was REALLY "Buzz Lightyear". Yep, Buzz Lightyear dressed up as Sam I AM. Hey, whatever works right? I admit I was a little deflated Jacks wasn't as excited as I thought he'd be getting dressed up for Halloween. I realize this is probably just the beginning of his little independent voice (and really, would I want it any other way?...nah.)
Costume in the making:
Because toddler bright orange (lens-less) safety goggles were SO necessary for this Halloween sewing project...
Don't ask...What can I say, my Mom and I are just silly sometimes!
I gotta tell you, my Mom's a total trooper when it comes to helping me with some of my off the wall ideas. "Maintenance" sweeps with a broom and dust pan were also a MUST throughout this costume making. Yellow faux fur was everywhere by the time we wrapped up. I'm still finding bits of it throughout the house, and in my car!
For the plate : I took a piece of cardboard and cut it into a circle (using a smaller sized music record for a size guide) then covered the top with a white cotton fabric scrap (using Modge Podge for an adhesive) The ham and eggs are made out of green and white eco-felt and stuffed with batting for 3 dimensional fullness. At first I attached the eggs to the plate with velcro tabs, but reevaluated that method quickly....with a three yr. tot- E6000 glue might be better. (this glue can glue anything to anything!)
And meet...SAM I AM...(I mean Buzz Lightyear as Sam I am)
this costume was pretty easy compared to last years...
Part II: our pumpkin carving extravaganza.