Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dragon Costume!


This week is book week at my daughters' school. 
Tomorrow, my youngest has to dress up as her favourite book character.  
This year she has chosen Glade the Dragon!

Mmmmmm - yeah Mum - I want to go to school dressed like that!!

But, I do like a challenge, so here's what I came up with!
Starting with this.....


I added a hood, spikes down the back, made the back section longer than the sides - and wrapped that around to make the tail.  
I added wings..


and a leaf necklace,

And finally covers for her boots so she has proper dragon feet!

So now she's all prepared for tomorrow!
What do you think?

The light was fading when we were taking pictures, hopefully I'll get some better shots tomorrow when she wears it for school!

What costumes have you made for your kids - or perhaps yourself?  

A couple of years ago I made a whole heap of penguin costumes for my daughters class at school. That tutorial can be found here - and is also featured in All Free Crafts Halloween Costumes book!
Which you can download for free here.


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24 comments:

  1. Love it Jill! Looks like a huge success!!

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    1. Thanks Ellen! Yes - she did love it and even wanted to sleep in it!!

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  2. Adorable! And dragontastic! And of course I love the necklace - it is so cute, I would wear it myself. Hope she has a great time - she looks amazing.

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle! It is a pretty cool necklace - I got into trouble for calling it a leaf necklace as it's an IVY necklace though!! oops!!

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  3. You are the best mom! I bet no one in class will have as cool of a costume! :) This is one reason I love sewing, because we can make our kids' day like this!

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    1. Thanks Jenni! Yes - I'm the same - there's no-one I like sewing for more than my kids!

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  4. Spot on Jill! Looks very cool!

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  5. wow, that is so effective! we have had dress-up-o-rama in our house this week, too :)sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah!! What kind of dress ups did you all have?

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  6. Excellent! Hope she has a fabulous day.

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  7. Wow Jill, this is so cool! Oh, those dragon feet:) Fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Elisabeth! I'd like some cosy feet like that myself for winter too!

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  8. Awesome!!! Bet she'll be a hit!!!

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  9. That is FANTASTIC, Jill! Wow!!! I'm sure she was the best dressed dragon there!!!

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  10. i love that even her feet will be dragony! fun!

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    1. Ha! Yes - I do love the feet! They were a big hit too!

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  11. That is the cutest thing I've ever seen, I'm too scared to show this post to my son in case he demands I make one. Absolutely amazing job.

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    1. Thanks so much Ruby!! It was a big hit on the day - and we're having a fancy dress party next week so she'll get to wear it again!!

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