Hello! Quick post in the midst of Etsy shop launch madness to update you on our progress on the Rainbow Lizard costume. The last time I wrote about this, we had a "dee-zign" by Ben, some sketches by me and a whole stack of eco-felt ready to roll.
The first part we tackled was the largest: the back with all the scales. I used one of Ben's shirts to get a rough idea of the size and traced the outline on the blue felt. Ben helped me trace scales on all the different colors of eco-felt. I cut them and sewed them on, in the order he chose, on the back felt.
We finished the back and I moved on to the hood/head covering. This part is tricky because I'm not using a pattern. Yep. I decided to wing it, shocker. I dug up a cheetah hood that my mom made as part of a costume for last year's Halloween and used it to trace a rough shape on the lavender eco-felt. Since this material is so forgiving (and so cheap! I know, I know, not an excuse to be wasteful...), I figured I would create a "prototype" and then tweak it for the real thing, if the prototype turned out not to to work out.
I think I will need to do some major tweaking. Eh. I might move on to the other parts of the costume first. Tick tock, I have just a week before the Halloween party at preschool.
How are you doing on Halloween prep? What fun costumes are you working on? I'd love to know and see, if you want to share links in the comments!