Hey y’all! Halloween just might be my favorite holiday and I hope to instill that love into Thatcher. My plan is to make all of his Halloween costumes. I know it may be a tall order but I did it this year and it was so fun and simple and CHEAP!
For some reason, I have been sticking with a lion for his “logo.” I’m drawn to lion things to represent Thatcher. I think it started when we were talking about getting tattoos for Thatcher. I want to get a dandelion and Curtis got a lion [playing on words].
[Tattoo by Julius Woods at Skinwerks]
Sticking with our theme, Thatcher is going to be a lion for Halloween.
His costume totaled about $25 and was very easy to make. Here are the materials I bought [I didn’t use them all]:
The cream onesie was purchased at JC Penney for about $10. It was actually a little girl’s outfit- I picked it because of the soft, lightweight feel of the material and it already had a hood [for the mane].
The first step of the project was to wash the outfit and then dye it using tan Rit dye. I just followed the instructions on the bottle and did it in the washing machine.
Next, I measured the mane. I just alternated my colors and measured from the chest all the way around the hood to the other side of the chest. I cut a strip a few inches [depending on how “thick” you want the hairs] and cut strips to represent hair. I pinned those in place and hand sewed them down.
Finally, I cut a strip for the tail. I just measured it based on how long I wanted it. It was folded hot dog style with the thick side of the felt on the inside. I hand sewed a straight-ish line and turned it inside out. Once again, I alternated through my colors and cut strips and hand sewed them around the bottom of the tail. Then, just attach the tail to the outfit.