This week we are celebrating Purim, the Jewish Holiday surrounding the Book of Esther, were you get dressed up and have fun. I have been doing the kids’ costumes for years and since I have recently decided that I am creative person (!) there is no excuse but to do it again this year.
To burst the creativity bubble a bit, I have not invented these costumes by myself, but again turned to my friend, the internet, and more specifically Google, who gave me a view into the world of DIY costumes. There are so many fantastic things out there!
Today I am presenting you with the smallest one’s costume, the Shark, by his request. I surfed around a bit and found this great blog called Atkinson Drive and this amazing no-sew-shark-costume which I have used for inspiration.
Cost of costume: About 10 Shekels (US Dollar 3)
What I used:
1 grey hoodie
1 piece of heavy hardboard
White and black sewing tread
First of all, I cut out all the pieces of felt that I needed: two white pieces of felt for the stomach, 9 small rectangular shapes for the teeth, two round black eyes and two rectangular black pieces for the fin.
Although you can glue on all the pieces, I decided to sew them on by hand starting with the stomach pieces, that I made a bit wider so that they cover the zipper in the middle, then moving on to the teeth and then the eyes.
For the fin, I cut a template of the shape in heave cardboard and then two pieces of black felt in the same shape exactly, but a bit bigger. I sewed together the sides of the rectangular but left the base open. Then I turned it inside out so that the stitches were hidden on the inside. I placed the cardboard piece inside of the felt and sewed it on to the back of the hoodie.
All in all, this is a great idea and easy to execute. I already had a hoodie so the only thing I bought was some white and black felt, all the other things I already had. Time wise it took me about an hour.
I am happy, the little one is happy 🙂
Stay tuned for one more DIY costume post tomorrow ….
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