A knight and a dragon, Paul Bunyan and Babe

My boys were a knight and dragon on Halloween last year.

12166961_10153014605305870_852873576_n I used Simplicity 5520 for Rhode’s.

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VARIATIONS: The pattern called for the dagging in felt. Felt gets nasty when washed. Instead of that, I bought grey broadcloth and sewed the dagging from that. I also left off the knee cap pieces of the “boots”.

Spencer made Rhode’s sword from a yardstick. He sawed the tip to a blunt point and the handle smaller than the blade. He added a circle made of cardboard, spray painted all that silver and rapped the handle in black electrical tape. It looked very cool!

12167619_10153014605300870_306971779_n Here’s Ace’s dragon suit.

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VARIATIONS: I followed the pattern, but did my own version of scales. I made the arms without the elastic wristband. Instead of the booties, he wore black crocs.

I got the cutest pic of these boys in their costumes from JCP portraits. I would love to share that here, but I think that’s copyright infringement, so I will refrain. If you would like to see it, tell me so and I’ll send it to you in a private message. I think that’s allowed. 🙂

Side note: The other dragon is their cousin.

Lastly, Spencer and I usually try to slap together something for Halloween. Usually on little to no notice. Last year we were Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

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Paul had all these clothes already, because he is basically a mountain man. (Although he doesn’t hunt.)

I bought a cow bell, horns and white and blue hairspray from Party City. I spray painted the horns(originally black) white and put them on a head band. I put my hair up, sprayed it white, then blue. The white makes the blue show up so much better than blue alone.

I bought some blue velour material at Hancock’s and made the boot covers. I left the selvage edge at the ankles, sewed up the side seams, turned under a cuff at the top and added elastic. Super easy.

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Blue makeup and a nose ring, and I was done.

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