01 November 2010

like peas & carrots

Another Halloween, another homemade felt costume. This year, we went together like peas and carrots.  Organic, obviously.  And locally grown.

I'm pretty proud of these ones, and am especially pumped about my leafy greens hat and our USDA certified organic status.  We printed our USDA labels on a printable fabric sheet and hot-glued them on, although we could have sewn them.  I made my felt hat based on these directions, though I used a 10" x 23" piece of fabric instead of the original dimensions.  The leafy greens are a genius combination of felt, bendy straws and the top of a plastic drink bottle.  The peas were sewn on the pod and then stuffed with regular poly-fill.

The materials set us back around $15 total, but we have plenty of extra felt, maybe even enough to make a whole additional set of fresh produce.  And despite my best efforts, I did not end up using the piece of sparkly green tulle that I bought.  So let's say that the proper amount of material would have cost $10, five bucks per costume.  

I think we should volunteer to be the unofficial mascots of our local farmers market.  That way we would get to wear them every single weekend.


This was my inspiration photo (found here).  I think we came pretty close to it.

8 comments:

  1. How I love your costumes, especially seeing them finished and on! Wow...really amazing!!!

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  2. When I saw your photo its a good thing I had not just taken a sip of my tea. It would have gone all over the monitor! You two are amazing!!

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  3. Hilarious. You two rock. I was so busy stitching up kids' costumes I just wore a stupid witch's hat myself. You guys are so clever!

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  4. Haha, this is amazing! Gosh, you made some awesome costumes girl :)

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  5. I just love it, Original, Organic & Outrageously funny. LOL!

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  6. I cracked up every time I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror or saw my pea pod... I wish I had more occasions to wear it :)

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  7. Oh my Gooooodddd you guys are the coolest. These costumes look fantastic, and it's adorable you're in on it together. You can come and wear these at my local farmer's market anytime! (Thought I imagine it would be quite a trek.) Next year I'm going to be a flapper!

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  8. I loved your unique and creative costumes and had to add you to my round-up, “87 Creative Halloween Couples Costumes” (http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/halloween/87-creative-couples-costumes/). Thanks for being awesome and Happy Halloween from The Dating Divas xox

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