Adult Lava Girl Fancy Dress Costume
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I had never even heard of Sharkboy and Lavagirl until a few months ago when they discovered the movie on Netflix and became instant fans. The outfit may not give your child any real lava superpowers, but it will certainly make her feel ready to face off against any bad guy who threatens the Planet of Drool. Just use a measuring tape to get an idea of how much you would need to wrap around their bodies with extra room to allow for movement. The top is a little tight to get on, I may have to add a zipper if she wants this to remain part of her dress-ups, so I choose to just use some fabric painton the pants (we need to have the stretch and movement in the pants). I’m not going to do a full tutorial on how I made the costumes, but I did take some pictures of the process and can give you some pointers.
So when I couldn’t convince them to pick something else to be for Halloween (I even tried my darnedest to get my 4 year old daughter to be ANY princess), I decided to just go for it and make them the costumes they wanted. This year we needed the costumes a full week before Halloween for a friend’s Halloween themed birthday party. These costumes needed extra textures and 3D things coming off them, so I used my Halloween favsof felt, cardboard, hot glue and fabric glue!No matter how much time it takes, our goal has always remained the same–to create products that inspire your life's best moments–the big, the small, the funny, the spooky, and the sweet. There’s just something about a homemade costume, something full of love, and a little frustration, that makes the holiday more fun. By providing a phone number and submitting this form, you agree to receive recurring automated promotional and personalized marketing text messages (e.
And my son is insisting that he needs arm cuffsfor his costume, I told him I would try to make some before Halloween. I’m not crafty at all but need to learn because my 4yr old son wants to be lava girl lol and my 8 year old is going to be shark boy! So I had her put on the sweatsuit and used my fabric marking pen to mark out the general design (referring to a picture on my phone frequently). The shark boy seems to be very hard to do the fun and everything like I said I’m definitely not crafty!I used 2 layers of felt glued together, the open shark mouth was cut out of the top layer, then I layered design elements on top with another layer of felt. I made my husband a Thor costume a couple years ago (still one of my favorites ever) with the same techniques.