Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

from the Owl and the Bunny Rabbit

Happy Brothers

The details:

Charlie Rabbit

pattern: McCall's 8953 (includes options for bunny, cat, lion, bear, and kangaroo), size 3
fabric: white anti-pill fleece
mods: didn't put elastic in cuffs of sleeves or pants (running short on time!); had to pin the suit in the back because it ended up running way big, put styrofoam in the ears to try to keep them standing - didn't work (there are no instructions in this pattern for making the ears stand up - and they are huge - I even cut them down a bit and still couldn't get them to defy gravity)
verdict: the tail and the ears were a big pain, but they are what make the costume work;
he loves it

Halloween Bunny

Halloween Bunny, in profile

Halloween Bunny, the flipside

Halloween Owl

pattern: McCall's 8953, sort of
fabric: anti-pill fleece
mods: no spats, no mitts, didn't line the hood, made small owl ears, added fabric to the sleeves to make them wings, added an owl face, inspired by this sleep mask
verdict: he loves it (and I'm a little proud of the owl face)

Owl hood

Flying Owl

Whoo!  Whoo!

Halloween Hoot Owl

Bouncing Bunny, Hooting Owl

Bouncing Bunny, Hooting Owl

The Owl and the Pussycat and the Bunny

Happy Halloween, from the Owl and the Pussycat and the Bunny

Oh, and if you were as crazy about the Vampire Bunnies as I am, Felicia is having a contest giving one away. Check it out.

now back to my previously-scheduled, freaking-out, deadline-knitting


cath said...

Oh these are truly fabulous!!

I can hardly wait for my chickadee to hit that stage!

Felicia said...

Oh I want to be a kid again so I can dress up as the Owl and the Pussycat. My favorite poem as a kid. Still have it memorized. And I love the rabbit too. Truly excellent costumes :)

Rebekah said...

those costumes are so stinkin cute! Nice job!

mary beth said...

Delicious! I especially love the dancing owl.

You made my day!!

Songbird said...

The three of you could NOT be cuter!

schrodinger said...

What a fantastic job you did with them. The boys look adorable in them, I particularly love the owl impressions. Well done!!!!

Cetta said...

You have the cutest boys ever! What great costumes!

Rachel said...

I love the Owl's commitment to maintaining a "hooting" face -- very impressive! You're all adorable.

Kat said...

Oh! I love these!!

Meredith said...

Awww, the costumes are so cute! And they look so comfortable too--I want one in my size!

nova said...

I saw these pics over on flickr, but I did want to say that I am so impressed that you made these costumes. I can (sort of) sew, so sewing a costume would not be outside the realm of possibility; but, I am not sure I any costume I produced would be this cute. Good work! A great way to make your cute kiddos even cuter!

caitlin said...

great costumes - I especially like the owl face. (have always loved that story/poem) and great work on the pattern modification. caitlin