Halloween 2012: Puss in Boots & Kitty Softpaws

Just a quick update to say that I am still here, still unpacking and my project list is getting long and longer (at least my mental list!).

I did take a necessary break to make Halloween costumes for the kids.  Liam decided a couple months ago that he wanted to be Puss in Boots and he wanted Emmeline to be Kitty Softpaws.

I have been busy sewing away for the past week, off and on, and I am pleased to say I am ALMOST finished!

Puss in Boots and Kitty Softpaws Costume

I managed to get a few mediocre photos and I was sweating afterwards.  Wrangling two toddlers by myself while shooting photos made for the most difficult photoshoot ever!  The two of them are like tweedle dee and dumb walking aimlessly down the street (usually in opposite directions) but they adore their costumes. I’ll get better photos closer to Halloween.

Puss in Boots Costume
Liam as Puss in Boots

Puss still needs some sort of fencing foil.  I’ve been hemming and hawing over it because I don’t really want my 3-year-old piercing someone’s eye out.  I’m trying to think of a way to make one that would collapse if it stabs someone (maybe tin foil).

I was also planning on painting orange kitty stripes on his costume, but I’m not sure if I miss them.  What do you think?

Kitty Softpaws toddler costume

Emmeline ended up loving her costume (during her fittings she cried and slapped me).  I wish you could see how tiny she really is in person.  It makes the costume that much cuter!

I even ended up driving to Mother Plucker Feather Company for a yellow ostrich feather.  Don’t leave your car unlocked if you go!

Trick or Treat and Happy Halloween!!

5 thoughts on “Halloween 2012: Puss in Boots & Kitty Softpaws

  1. super cute costumes!

    i think if you made the foil out of tin foil wrapped around some sort of easily bendable wire (or a thin stick of cardboard), it would hold rigid unless he poked something, and then you wouldn’t have to worry as much. thin cardboard is good too cause it’ll break, then you could say, ‘don’t hit anything with it or your sword will break’, which may motivate him to keep it safe. maybe.

    good luck!

  2. Oh My Gosh!!!! What adorable costumes. 😀 And what a Super Mom going for that ostrich feather (which is gorgeous). If you have the time, I think the stripes would be a very nice addition. If you’re pressed, though, his outfit looks fantastic already. Reminds me of the year my young girls were Alice and Cheshire Cat. 🙂

    (Hey – I’ve got TGIFF this week – is it OK with you if I copy-paste much of the rules section that you’ve got written up with formatting?)

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