I'm not entirely happy with the way this costume turned out, but sometimes we mommies just do what we can. The neck of the shirt (which came from a purchased pattern) and the neck of the headpiece (which I made up on the fly) had a big gap between them which I sort of fixed by adding a longer neck to the headpiece.
Does anyone think he looks like a possum? (Lie to me -- please!)
Now I remember why it's been so many years since I sewed a Halloween costume. They're way easier if you use a pattern...not to mention that it gives you someone else to blame if it doesn't look right. I still can't find the Teletubby costume, or even a picture of it, but I did find this picture of a costume that I'd totally repressed from my memory.
That little ghost costume was supposed to be "easy" and "no-sew," at least according to the instructions in Martha Stewart Living. They're available on their website now, in case anyone wants to ignore my warnings. I had an awful time getting it together. If there had been more room in the budget, I would've tossed the whole thing and started over with something else.
Life is definitely easier this year, since two of my kids have opted to recycle store bought costumes from previous years, Teenage Girl has sewn her own, and all I've had to deal with was the possum.
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