I know it has been ages since I've blogged. I haven't been in the mood though we had a great vacation to South Dakota that I'd like to share. I even had a few Halloween projects to write about but meh. Can't explain the lack of interest in blogging. However, I couldn't resist a Halloween post.
Aidan decided to be a dementor from Harry Potter this year. I wasn't sure how to do this. I was a little sad as he's had such cute costumes in the past. He has been a kitty, frog, cardinal, black widow, mummy and Perry the Playtpus (Agent P). However, his imagination is so fun and I didn't want to steer him in any direction.
As usual, there is no pattern for the costumes that Aidan chooses. I modified Simplicity Pattern 5512, costume E. The fabric was a nice Kona Cotton. Since Aidan wanted his face to be covered and I wasn't willing to cover his face with the Kona cotton, I did a search for black cheesecloth. Apparently, it cannot be found anywhere. I settled for a wide weave, easy to rip "creepy cloth." It worked for his three costume wearings but by the end of trick-or-treat tonight, it had a big hole in it.
Additional modifications included sewing a layer of raggedy fabric between the bottom sleeve seams. I also left the bottom unfinished and cut a raggedy bottom. I sewed some extra creepy cloth to the outside of his costume and we added a pair of store-bought skeleton hands.
I find it a real treat to be able to make Aidan's costumes. I hope that he always wants my help. My mom and dad came this evening to join us for trick-or-treat in our great neighborhood. As his costume isn't one to be easily distinguished from other ghouls, it made me feel good when Jeff commented as Aidan was running from door-to-door that he really did resemble a dementor floating.