Froo has been asking to be a bunny for Halloween since the beginning of the month. I told her I would make her a costume upon our return, which left me only 3 days to make 2 costumes! This is the picture she drew for me as a reference:
The drawing looked so familiar, I had to go back into my photo archives on my computer. Somewhere deep in Froo’s memory, she must have remembered the kitty cat costume she wore when she was a little over a year old:
Froo and her bestest buds (daughter of my bestest buds) are holding mini Coffee Crisp chocolate bars, a Canadian treat not available in the US. We bought a tonne before returning home! Yum.
The hubs suggested that Froo & Boo dress up as Max & Ruby for Halloween–which I thought was a brilliant plan. We couldn’t have made the 30+ hours of driving without the help of Max & Ruby. Seriously. We have about 7 DVDs that were played constantly throughout our trip–it’s one of the only shows that both Froo & Boo can agree on and the older sister/younger brother relationship is so familiar–even Froo & Boo recognize the parallelism.
Here’s a picture of Max & Ruby, for those of you unfamiliar with the cute bunnies. I’m much more familiar with their voices since the DVD player is in the back of our minivan–I can probably recite some episodes from memory.
Here are my little “Max & Ruby” bunnies:
The cuteness was killing me when I put the eyeliner nose and whiskers on Froo & Boo.
I made a couple of puffy bunny tails:
One of my favourite lines from the show is when Ruby is learning the Hippity Hop dance–“wiggle your bunny tail!”
The hats (cozy winter hood) were made from the book “little things to sew” by Liesl Gibson of Oliver + S. I can’t get enough of the projects from this book! I used a soft velour and the same Liberty prints for the ears that I used for Fringle & Stu. The ears are super floppy–they only stand up with a bit of help:
The inside lining of the hats are leftover remnants from past projects: Boo’s, from his KCW summer outfit and Froo’s, from her explorer vest.
I finished making the costumes at 2:30 am this morning, finishing the hem on the overalls after breakfast. Normally, I would describe my sewing process in detail, but I need to save my energy for trick-or-treating and neighbourhood festivities. I’ll leave you with a list instead.
Ruby’s Costume Sewing Details:
Pattern: Classic Jumper from peek-a-boo pattern shop | Purple polo shirt from Froo’s closet
Fabric: Kona Cotton (purchased at Jo-Ann, I forget the colour)
Paint: Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Olive and Golden Tan
Modifications: Lengthened hem and hidden buttons for the straps
Max’s Costume Sewing Details:
Pattern: Jack & Jill Shortalls from peek-a-boo pattern shop | Summer Shirt for Boys from the Lily Bird Studio
Fabric: Chambray (leftover from my Datura blouse) | Striped Christmas Fabric from Jo-Ann
Modifications: Lengthend leg hem and added front pocket | Omitted collar and replaced it with bias tape
My kids don’t have a spooky bone in their bodies… yet. The neighbourhood Skeletor is haunting the roundabout again, Froo & Boo insist on closing the blinds in the kitchen! Froo was getting antsy, impatiently waiting for trick-or-treating to start, so I asked her to create some decorations for our front door. Cute little cats.
Happy Halloween! Stay sweet and safe.