Friday, October 31, 2014

A Hobbit-y Halloween

(First off, can I just say how cute Babycakes was last Halloween?  So little!  So cute!)

Months ago I had a plan for Halloween costumes this year.  Then I realized it would be better and cuter if we had a second baby to fill a role so we pushed that to next year.  So what to do this year?  It seemed the time was right for Boo Boo to be a little Frodo, with Drew as Samwise.  As for me, well, when I made my Care Bears shirt, one of my other ideas was to do a shirt with the Eye of Sauron on it.  Hilarious! I cackled about the idea for about a month before actually working on the costumes.

I spent a week making them, and what can I say, they turned out even better than I expected!  Then we got this group photo and Babycakes made this face. 

(I must confess his expression reminds me of myself as a child, especially in one particular sibling portrait.  Family, I think you know which one I'm talking about.)

I made both the cloaks, plus the little vest (Eep, buttonholes!) and hemmed up both pants.  I used this tutorial for the little cloak and this pattern for the big one.  I had to lengthen Sam's and I used flannel instead of felt so I finished all the edges.  I think I spent half the time measuring hems, which is my least favorite part EVER about sewing.  But, like I said, I love how they turned out so I can't really complain.  I made the Eye in Photoshop.  Hey, let's look at pictures:

We took some pictures outside and Frodo went straight to the village of Bree.
Fortunately, he loves wearing capes!
It will probably come as no surprise that I already had a Ring and the brooches were found on ebay for about $1 each.
The cutest of hobbits!

New favorite pictureeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
"What's that over there...Mordor?"

(Hobbits are always careful about steps)
On a quest!

This distracted expression brought to you by the mail truck.

"What's that over there...Mordor?"



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks! I very much agree :)

  2. I can hardly take the cute Hobbitness! The costumes were perfect, my love.

  3. I can't seem to remember the picture you are referring to, can you post it? :) Also, I love the one in the leaves with his hand up. So cute!