Friday, October 31, 2008

Frog Princess

I'm a frog princess today - a new take on an old classic. I guess traditionally I'd be a regular princess, but a frog princess is just so darn cute. I am proud to say that I made this costume all by myself! I had a lot of fun sewing all of the pieces together and turning a plain sweatshirt into something recognizable.  On the bottom I have a short (too short, in my opinion) skit, green tights, and green felt covering my shoes. 

Ever since I can remember my mom's been making our Halloween costumes, and if there's one thing she's taught me, it's that wonderful costumes can be made from sweatsuits! Why? Well we live in New England and it's usually pretty cold when it's finally time to go trick-or-treating. If you want people to be able to see more than just the pant legs of your costume, it needs to be warm. Costumes made with a sweatsuit base allow for ample layering, meaning you can leave the winter jacket at home! 

Although I won't be trick-or-treating this year, I'm happy to carry on the family tradition. 

I like to give credit where credit is due, so I'll let you know that I got the basic (Frog Prince) idea from Martha Stewart. She has a number to unique and simple costume ideas on her website.


JHill said...

that is totally awesome.

JamesC said...

sooooooooo cute! nicely done :) great tip with the sweatsuit, makes complete sense! have a fun day and enjoy the weekend!

little miss spy said...

thanks guys :)

beebabz said...

ha ha ha!!! you look great! love the goggley eyes...i feel like a tradition has been handed down.(sniffs, wipes tear)
viva la homemade halloween.

docmay said...

i love the gnome and the frog princess. costumes, the next generation. the talent lives on!


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