Happy Halloween from the Pink Bunny Flower Princess and Captain America! These two are beyond excited for a night of spooky fun and way too much candy.
Per her usual, Beany picked a costume this year that’s as pink as it is personalized. Actually, the pink faux fur vest was the inspiration behind the whole ensemble. After running through the list of things she could be while donning pink fur (kitty, unicorn and flamingo were also discussed), she settled on a pink bunny, complete with a flower crown and tutu because “that would be super stylish.”
The ears are made of an old headband wrapped in pink ribbon, with some ribbon-wrapped floral wire bent into that all-important bunny shape and glued to the top. Then I added bunches of pretend blooms, and voila! Ears fit for a bunny princess.
For the tail, I used a long strip of felt (actually three colors all sewn together), cut some fringe and then rolled and glued it together sort of cinnamon roll style. A few more flowers on top and a quick safety pin to the vest, and our bunny was ready to
For his first year of picking his own costume, I think Bear did a pretty great job, too. Nothing says 2-year-old on Halloween quite like a superhero, right? The mask is sewn from felt, and the shirt is just a plain blue T-shirt with felt sewn on top to make it look Captain America-y. And those jeans are actually from Gap — and they come just like that! Aren’t they the cutest? Perfect for a superhero on his day off. Oh, and the shield is made from a foam floral disk (I got this one from Michaels), and then I sewed the felt design right around it. There’s a soft handle on the back, too, that slips around Bear’s wrist so it’s easy to tote around.
I hope they keep letting me make their costumes until they go to college because this is seriously one of my favorite things to do all year. And I think this year is my favorite one yet.