Halloween is approaching. Haven't decided what I'm going to be this year. I need something that screams, "This woman is NOT about to turn 50!" Any ideas?
So, Baby Shrek wants to be Bumblebee, the Transformer. Trouble is, they don't make this costume in size 2 T.
(And no, his parents didn't let him watch the whole movie—just a couple of scenes. Plus he's a car fanatic so he totally grooves on the whole Transformer thing.)
Since Halloween was always a big deal for me when my kids were little—(Okay, who are we kidding? It was a big deal for ME, and I forced my kids to dress up and have fun whether they wanted to or not.)—I went all out on the costumes. But rarely could I afford store bought ones. So I had to get creative. And let me tell you, you can be so creative with a basic colored sweat suit.
If my child wanted to be Bumblebee for Halloween, and I were still into sewing, I'd buy a yellow and a black sweat suit. Pre-wash/shrink them. Then I'd cut them up and piece them back together in a pattern similar to the photo above. I wouldn't do all the detailing, but put the wider black pieces onto the yellow sweats.
If I wasn't into sewing, I'd buy the yellow sweatsuit and use black duct tape or electrical tape to make the black parts.
Then I'd find that red chest patch somewhere on the Internet or I'd find a Transformer logo image in a large dpi (like here or here) and print it onto an iron-on label (you can get them at office supply stores). Trim it and iron it on.
Then complete the outfit with a yellow beanie and black tennis shoes.
If you sew the outfit (as opposed to using the tape), you've got really cool winter pajamas after Halloween.
P.S.—If you can't find a yellow sweatsuit or beanie, buy white ones and dye them.
Now playing on my iPod: Transformers Theme Song