I just finished up Clark's Halloween costume. Phew, it is such a relief to have it done. I'd hoped to make it prior to Miles' arrival, but that didn't happen. Thankfully, I was able to purchase the materials before Miles' birth. Last week when my mom was at my house helping out I got the pattern drafted and the pieces cut out. I've spent all of this week stealing small chunks of time to come up with the costume.
We threw around several costume ideas this year. This is the first year that Clark has had a strong opinion. Initially he was set on being Thomas the train. I really had no idea how I'd tackle that one, so with a bit of persuasion we sold him on Super Why. For those of you that aren't familiar with the character, Super Why! is a PBS character that has the power to read. Clark really enjoys the show, and I don't feel guilty about letting him watch it. Clark also loves super heroes, so this seemed like it would be a good fit, and the costume seemed doable.
The costume consists of a sparkly green glitter foam mask, a shiny blue cape, green leggings, a green and blue top, and blue briefs with an attached yellow belt. I used a pair of tight fitting pajamas to draft the top and the leggings. The cape is my own design, and the mask was also. I really love how the costume turned out. We still need to come up with a Why writer, and add some lightening bolts to his shoes, but I think that I'll wait on those, otherwise they'll be destroyed before the big night.
My only complaints are that the shirt is a bit too short and doesn't stay tucked in like I'd like it to, the orbits on the appliques are sloppy due to too much material to stitch through, and the mask is a little wonky, but all in all I like it.
and if you can't tell....
...Clark loves it.
I love my little super hero.