Last week I was busy at the sewing machine making a costume that I am pretty darn proud of: Toothless the Dragon.
To begin with I took a pair of pants and jacket that fit Kurt and drafted a pattern. After drafting the pattern I cut the pattern out of black fleece material, except for the one tail wing and I cut that out of brown fleece. The eyes are also fleece appliqued onto the hood. I made them his happy eyes as it is being worn by a two year old. The costume is made up of three different pieces; the pants and tail, the jacket, and the wings.
I reinforced the wings with a metal hanger so they would keep their shape. I made the wings separate from the jacket for several reasons; I didn’t want them to weigh down the jacket and pull it funny, it would be easier for storage, and he could wear the wings without the jacket. The wings have adjustable nylon straps on the front like a backpack has.
One feature I am particularly proud of is that the spines on the tail get smaller as they go down the tail. The costume also includes hand and foot coverings with claws. He really enjoys that part.
I am missing a few features that toothless has, but overall I feel that it is a pretty good representation of the loyal dragon. The two and half year old really didn’t seem to notice that anything was missing. 🙂 The day after I got the pants finished he was so excited to wear it. He walked around the house trying to move like a dragon does, it was very entertaining. Seeing Kurt love what I made him is so rewarding. A funny side story we went to the bank while he was wearing his costume and tried to scare a lady coming out of the door. What a nut!
Logan is going to be an elephant. I didn’t make it but he still pretty darn cute. I think it is going to be a great Halloween.