To celebrate our niece's first birthday, my sister-in-law hosted a costume party last Saturday. All the guests were asked to come in costume (including the adults). So, in true Stamped by C fashion, I decided to take a big bite of the sewing bug, by sewing our costumes.
Yup. Costumes for me, R, and r. Go big or go broke, right? :p
Coming up with the idea for the costumes was the easy part. r is in that fun, exploring age, when he's enjoying lugging around his bigger toys, and laughing over them making that big "THUD" when he drops them. The Flintstones -- or specifically, the Rubbles family -- were our natural choice.
Here are our costumes:
This is R's costume, who is of course, Barney Rubble. I made his costume out of brown twill fabric. I used his t-shirt for my pattern, chopped off the sleeves, and extended then cut the hem to make his costume. For the "X," I used black ribbon. I used the same black ribbon to accent the costume. I attached the ribbons to the twill using fabric glue. For his club, I drew a rough pattern on felt, and stuffed it with Polyfil. I accented the handle of the club using kitchen twine.
This is my costume, as Betty Rubble. I made it out of cotton interlock. I made a simple tube dress, laced black ribbon through the neckline. The white "shell" was made out of polymer clay (another first for me).
Lastly, this is r's Bamm Bamm costume. I cheated a little bit with this, since I chose to use his white onesie, and orange pants and hat, which I bought from the store. I modified the pants and the hat by gluing black spots made out of black ribbon that I cut up. The brown sash was made with a strip of felt. His club was made out of felt, also stuffed with Polyfil, and accented the handle with kitchen twine. The bone was made out of polymer clay, too.
I chose to make our costumes instead of buying them, because r will be running around at the party, and we all wanted to be comfortable while chasing him around.
Thanks for looking, and have a great day!