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The Cutest Peter Pan You Ever Did See…

{This blog post has been in the works for a month~AN ENTIRE MONTH! Needless to say, it takes me longer to do EVERYTHING with two children, including blogging. Have you missed me? I sure have missed you, sweet readers! Oh, the stories I have of a colicky baby and our transition to two kids. So, while you’re recovering from Christmas shopping, allow me to reminisce about Halloween…}

Halloween. It brings up the “Super-Mommy” Complex in me. You know, the one where I refuse to just buy a costume because they are “poorly made and fall apart.”  So instead, I drag two children to Walmart in the rain after dinner to get the ONE missing supply in order to stay up late and whip out a homemade costume. Because in my mind, homemade costumes are way better. I know, it’s an illness I can’t  seem to find the cure for. It’s hereditary. {Hi Mom!}

And maybe, this costume complex just continues because they end up being so darn cute. Case in point: The cutest Peter Pan you ever did see…

Peter Pan Costme

See what I mean? This is really the first year that Jonah had a request. I’m so glad he came up with this one.

Here’s how I made it:

For the shirt, I just grabbed a green long-sleeved shirt that was too big. Cut the bottom and some of the sleeves to look tattered. Cut a “V” in the neck. (I actually messed up here and made it too large, so we put another shirt underneath.) We placed a belt around his waist.

For the pants, I grabbed an old green t-shirt from my closet and traced a pair of his pajama pants that were on the small side to make them look like Peter Pan tights. I used the bottom hem of the shirt to my advantage, so all I had to sew was the inseam and a waistband.

For the hat, I used some felt from my stash and got creative. I didn’t have a pattern and had never made a hat before. I was totally winging it. (I was inspired by Ashley at Make It and Love It, but wound up with a slightly different hat.) I ended up making two triangular-ish shapes (with the point rounded off and closer to the back). Then, I realized it wouldn’t quite be big enough for his head. So, I added a strip in between the triangle pieces. I pinched it together in the front and trimmed the excess. I added a cuff at the bottom and a red feather on the side.

I also made a dagger out of felt that we attached to his belt. This was, by far, his favorite part. Case in point…

dagger

Peter Pan had a pretty cute L’il Pumpkin, too, if I do say so myself. I mean, I am slightly biased.

Asher pumpkin 2011

Just slightly :)

{ 8 comments… add one }

  • clmize November 28, 2011, 10:48 pm

    so cute! the boys and the costumes! :)

  • Jill @ Barnes Yard November 29, 2011, 1:56 am

    Such a cute Peter Pan and a pretty adorable little Pumpkin too!

  • Lindsay @ BytesOfMemory November 29, 2011, 1:43 pm

    What an awesome costume! I think you inspired me to make ours next year! This turned out super cute!! Sammy’s costume this year wasn’t an actual costume but real army fatigues.. so it should last a while but going forward I think you are right they last longer when they are homemade!

  • JDaniel4's Mom November 29, 2011, 6:09 pm

    He is so cute! What a wonderful costume!

  • gaflygirl November 30, 2011, 12:24 pm

    Soooo cute!!!!! I am going to have to learn how to make homemade costumes. they are so much cuter than store bought ones! great job mom!

  • Dalia November 30, 2011, 12:36 pm

    They are so precious. I love the Peter Pan costume. We missed you too, but understand that life’s calling is very important. I’m happy about your new addition. What a cutie!

  • Stacy December 10, 2011, 10:29 pm

    Oh my goodness your little ones are so precious!

  • martha brady December 15, 2011, 6:39 pm

    they are soooo cute:) i know you are busy, but it is a fun busy:)

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