Friday, November 15, 2013

Home made little Harley Quinn costume

Last Tuesday was my daughter’s school superhero day and she came to school as Harley Quinn (one of the villain from Batman).  Costume was homemade and hand stitched as I do not have a sewing machine, but it looked really great and I am really pleased with it!

Here is a photo of my little Harley Quinn

This is really easy to do and all the materials I use on making this are things that are already in my house. So it cost me nothing to do this!
Here are the materials:
2 leggings- 1 black leggings (my daughter’s current size) and 1 outgrown red legging.
1 Black long sleeve shirt (my daughter’s current size shirt)
1 out grown red t-shirt
An old white curtain lining
Red and white ribbons to tie the hair

For the mask:
Small piece of black cloth (I use an old cotton belt for this one)
A cardboard from a cereal box
Elastic band

Plus other important materials such as scissor, needle, red thread, black thread, white Thread and a glue gun with glue sticks.

Making the Costume:
The first thing I did is lay the black long sleeve shirt and black leggings on the floor. Then I took the red t-shirt and cut 2 rectangular shapes on it! I placed those shapes on the front of the black long sleeve shirt (stitched one on the upper right of the long sleeve shirt and the other one on the lower left corner of the long sleeve shirt). Then added white strip of cloth sewn on the neckline.
Then the leggings: I cut the red leggings in half; one of it was used to cover the left arm of the black long sleeve shirt and the other one to cover the left side of the legging. Then I attached it by sewing them together.
The mask: I cut out two holes for the eyes on the black material, then attached a cardboard at the back of it to keep it firm, and an elastic band to each side of the mask! To stick them all together, I use a Glue gun.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Girl costumes for school events or Halloween

As a mom of a little girl who loves to dress up, I always make sure that she would dress into something that looks adorable yet comfortable for her to wear for longer hours, especially during school events or when on a Halloween Adventure! So, on this blog post I would like to share with you another review of my little Chloe’s new costume called the child Evie deluxe Mike the knight costume.

Evie, for those of you who does not know her, is a cartoon character from Mike the knight series. She is a wizard in training, and is Mike’s older sister.  She always tries to help Mike using her magic spells which usually goes wrong, in a funny way! Anyway, my daughter Chloe adores her and she personally chose this costume which I was really pleased of, based on quality and price. 

The costume is made of polyester materials which are very common on ready-made costumes these days, but surprisingly for a polyester material, this one looks and feels more quality compared to others! The dress is a shiny lilac that has the soft satin feel when it touches the skin, patterned with pink glittery stars all over, with a ribbon along the waist and a net lace trim embroidered ribbon along the collar. It actually is very detailed to what the cartoon character Evie is wearing. In fact the burgundy jacket that is attached to the dress also includes an attached satchel, exactly like what Evie has got! It also comes with striped tights, pointy toed shiny boot covers and a character wizard hat to complete the Evie look. Oh wait! What would a wizard be without a magic wand? Evie of course got one and my little girl has got one too, which did not cost anything as she is using a twig for a magic wand, a bit similar to what Evie has got! 

I think, this wizard costume is ideal for younger girls for a play, for Halloween trick-or-treating, or even on school events such as the world book day which is celebrated yearly.  Would definitely recommend this costume to everyone!

Halloween 2013

My little Chloe and I love Halloween! In fact, this is one of our favorite times of the year as every year I do make sure that she has a lovely costume to wear for trick or treating or for Halloween parties. This year so far is my daughter’s busiest Halloween, as she has been to 2 Halloween parties (one in school and the other with her girl guiding group) and a Halloween event on a Safari!

The parties were all Halloween scary fancy dress and as you may have read on my previous costume reviews, she does not have a scary costume! All her costumes are lovely and cute, she has a Jessie form the toy story costume, a super girl, princess Aurora, batgirl, pink power ranger, hello kitty with a lovely tutu dress, spider man (she actually looks so cute on it!), Gruffalo, and a zoo keeper costume. Has worn all these in school events, birthday parties and previous Halloween too! I think the prices of these costume ranges from $24 to $35 but of good quality. 

This Halloween I bought her a really cheap costume, was actually thinking of making her a scary costume myself, but I think if I will buy all the materials needed, it would cost more than buying a costume! Anyway I got one for $6.00 and actually the cheapest costume I bought! As you can see on the photo below it is a devil girl costume, I know that it does not really look scary but I painted her face using one of those kids face paint to complete the Halloween look.   

The devil costume set comes with a hat, cape and a handbag.  

Picture below is my daughter wearing the said costume, I only add on a black long sleeve shirt, tights and shoes. Oh! She does have a handbag too, not showing on the photo as she is holding it on her back.