10.27.2011

Beware: A Dragon Lives in the Woods

A little dragon has chosen our home for his lair this Halloween.
He may look sweet, but really he's a ferocious monster (who doesn't like to have his picture taken)!

He breathes fire and fear and chomps down with razor sharp teeth.
He can even fly away on two undersized wings after he smashes the living room furniture to smithereens with his spiky tail.

"You look tasty!" 
Watch out.  This dragon may appear on your doorstep this Halloween demanding candy.  And if he doesn't get his sugar fix, well then, he may just eat you!


This costume was made by a proud and loving mother.  Believe it or not, I actually sewed this costume for Jed.  After all, he is our little monster.  I spent too many hours stitching, un-stitching, and restitching.  It was tedious work for someone as inexperienced as me, especially with a gigantic tail in the way.  The costume certainly is not perfect, but I am completely satisfied with the result: Jed will be the cutest little dragon to haunt the streets on Halloween night! 

The funny thing is (much to my relief) that Jed absolutely loves to wear his costume!  His eyes light up, his whole body dances, and he can hardly wait to put it on.  He likes dragging his faux tail in circles around the living room.  The hood is a hit too, which is uncharacteristic of someone his age.  Jed doesn't mind when the nose falls down across his eyes.  Apparently walking blind is totally worth being a fire-breathing dragon for a while.  We literally roll with laughter watching our little boy!

I wonder how much more Jed will like being a dragon once folks start handing out candy?!

9 comments:

  1. Amazing! you did a great job on it and he looks great! I'm sure he is going to be getting lots of candy this Halloween!

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  2. Making costumes might be one of my all-time favorite things :) Great job Jessie!!! Bring him over here halloween night and we'll give him a handful of candy :)

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  3. You did an absolute fantastic job on the costume. If you didn't mention you had sewed it, I would have guessed you bought it somewhere. I'm glad that he loves it. It's darling.

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  4. Jessie, I love it! And I love that by random chance I am in the process of making Hailey the exact same costume. Dragon and all. Hilarious. Somehow I totally missed your post a few weeks ago on sewing. Had I seen that I may have keyed in on that sooner. I think it looks great! And I love the red and black. Those colors are very boy. I too have done a whole lot of unpicking and resewing. Did you find it horribly difficult to sew the body with the tail always in the way? I think I have one more day of sewing and then I'll be done. Crossing my fingers! This costume is a lot of work, but I must say, it is way super cute and I'm pretty excited for Hailey to wear hers all completed.

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  5. Haha! Love it! Make sure you take your fair share of that candy Jed brings home. You earned it!

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  6. Haha! Love it! Make sure you take your fair share of that candy Jed brings home. You earned it!

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  7. you did so good! i love it! i think Shad is going to be a dragon too, but his costume doesn't hold a candle to the one you made! i found it at DI while looking for a different costume idea. ;) way to go!

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  8. you did so good! i love it! i think Shad is going to be a dragon too, but his costume doesn't hold a candle to the one you made! i found it at DI while looking for a different costume idea. ;) way to go!

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  9. I was totally confused with how the crotch went together too. When I first pinned it together Hailey was going to have a dress as well. Luckily I caught myself in time. :)

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