Aina’s Halloween Costumes
I looove Halloween. It gives me an excuse to focus on making costumes for Aina — instead of doing work. I guess, dressing my kid in costumes have been a secret obsession of mine. These are the three Aina’s Halloween Costumes for the past three years:
First Costume: Bruce Lee’s Game of Death
It’s a pretty famous costume, brought back by Uma Thurman on Kill Bill. But this one is not the Uma Thurman’s version, because it was just easier to make a soft nunchuck than a soft sword… and I thought nunchucks are cuter on babies.
This one is made out of old yellow baby pajamas. All we had to do was to hand-sew the black stripes and make the nunchuck. It was done in a few hours.
Second Costume: Little Red Riding Hood
I was kinda busy during this time, so i took a short cut: an easy cape with a hood and a red skirt. It was a very fast project and Aina still wears the skirt as regular skirt. Little Red Riding Hood is also a perfect costume, because we already have a live prop: Koda as the wolf.
Third Costume: Bunny, loosely based on Dibo the Gift Dragon’s Bunny
This one is the most complicated and the most fun costume to make. Aina was a huge fan of Bunny from Dibo series. She often imagine herself as Bunny. So I offered her the costume, which she was super excited about. Unfortunately, the fabric store ran out of pink fake-fur, so I had to improvise… blue and yellow it is.
The suit is hand-sewn: it’s like making a stuffed animal, except that it is bigger and has a hole in the middle for aina to get in. The wire-framed ears are attached to a black headband. The feet are made out of a pair of old slippers… I sew the blue fur to cover the old stuff and add the strap on the back so that it doesn’t come off easily.
We can’t wait for the next Halloween!
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