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Super Mario Trunk or Treat

The last two weeks have been really really hectic. I have been trying to squeeze working on the trunk or treat stuff in with my schoolwork, cleaning, caring for little man, and the thoughts about the move. I have made a lot of great progress on the decorations for trunk or treat, as well as my costume, and I am going to share them with you guys. 11168425_1617464541811703_1859421001608341991_n 12036646_1612520152306142_6904023613113250973_n 12047047_1613561505535340_1349989504513051051_n 12105825_1617464488478375_5340006127636910180_n 12106695_1616908068534017_4034625605629181157_n 1655838_1617464558478368_5511438026054900437_n 11099989_1617464525145038_126176528319911650_n 10428625_1617464505145040_2255883744000397028_n images (1)

With Princess Peach in the cat costume as a reference, I have made great progress. Yesterday I finished the tail, where I took 6 sheets of 1/2″ thick foam, cut, glued, and the shaped to a rounded curve from a flat square on the sides. I used regular 1/2″ thick upholstery foam from wal-mart, e-600 (lots), and then pins and clothes pins to hold the drying glue down and make the pieces stick. I was watching videos where they used a hot glue gun, but it was not working for me. My foot forms started out as wrapping around a pair of flats, and slowly gluing and pinning the pieces together.I am in the process of making and shaping the three toes, which are much higher up that the rest of the foot form. I hope to have those finished tonight. The mask I hope to also get finished tomorrow, which was made by wrapping on piece of foam around my head, gluing and pinning, and then cutting out the face spot after the glue dried, so i could see what I was doing. I tried to smooth the top down, byt ended up gluing and pinning a second sheet piece of foam over top. While it dried, I worked on shaping the ears and cheek just outs, and had pinned them on the mask, without glue for reference.

I found gloves that are fur kitty paws, and I plan on cutting the foam to make the hair and crown shapes. Poor hubby is bored of helping me care for little man, or watching me sit at the table and work on this for the hours and hours it takes. It will be done soon, thank goodness.

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Sew many costumes

Well, it is now October, and last month I used my book stipend to buy hubby and a new game system, the Wii U, and we have been playing a bit of Super Mario 3D World. I have never really been good at video games, but I like Mario, and the Amiibos are awesome, and I want them all (well, most of them.)! Last week hubby had sprung another costume set up for us. We are doing a Trunk or Treat, and he wants to do Super Mario as the theme. So add the fact that I still need to make his Luke Skywalker robe top for Halloween, and trash a wedding dress to go as Princess Vespa, it is going to be a busy few weeks. Hopefully the dress will be here soon, and I can make hubby’s robe top from the sheet tomorrow when he gets home. I am going to take little man to help me get the startings for the Trunk or Treat costume, as I am going as Princess Peach the cat.

images (1)Hubby found a Mario costume at Party City with a matching mask for fifty bucks, so he is set, and we are not quite sure what little man will go as, either Luigi or Toad. I do not care for the Princess Peach costumes available online, as they are too short, and make me feel like a breeze would be all too happy to show my rear. I also do not have the time to make a full length gown.

Pinterest has made my search for creating this costume a little easier, showing me how to make furries masks, feet, tails, and paws. I will be going out tomorrow to get the foam to get started while waiting for hubby, and start working on my helmet, which will be half open. The gloves will probably be the quickest, but deciding how the body is going to be made may be more difficult. I am not sure if I want to modify a full body sleeper, or try my hand at a pattern. I guess it will depend on how matchy matchy I can get with fabric colors and the cost of the materials tomorrow. I know the gloves and boots will take easy plain white fabric, so I will likely do those first. Once I get the body colors, I can make the tail and head piece. I hope to finish all these products quickly and cheaply. I do not plan on using real or fake fur, so maybe a plush or fleece.

Did I mention I still need to finish my son’s quilt?! I had to add two more squares to each strip, and having done that, I need to sew the strips all together again. Then I can get a backing and start sewing the whole thing together. At least I know how I want the stitches to look. I just have to find the right feel and color fabric sheet. It took me a few days to take all of the strips apart, and now I need to restitch them all together. I hope to be able to finish that quickly. I wish I could keep an eye on my son and sew at the same time, but that boy is trouble. He has taken to climbing on his train table, and sometimes he tumbles off, but he is ok.

Add to the fact hubby also wants/needs to decorate the car in Mario theme, I really cannot waste too much time anymore. We also will likely be moving soon, and I need to get these projects wrapped up before then.

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