Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rescue Pack

J decided a while ago that he wants to be Diego, the animal rescuer, for Halloween. All of the Diego costumes I found were really cheap looking, but cost over $30, so I decided to buy a few pieces and make a few others to create our own costume. J decided the three things he really needed were a vest, a Diego watch and a field journal. I ordered a vest and watch and started making a field journal.

Then yesterday he decided he really needed a rescue pack. Fortunately, I just bought an orange fleece remnant last week and I had some foam sheets with my craft supplies. After about 15 minutes of planning and 10 minutes of sewing and another 10 minutes of cutting out craft foam:

The Rescue Pack is finished!

It's not as functional as I'd like (I didn't make sides, just a front and back so it's really shallow), but it will hold a few small items and J is really excited about it.

Next up, trying to make a polar bear costume for N. Wish me luck!


Wanderingcatstudio said...

Too cute! Homemade costumes are the best

Mary said...

Love it it look just like the real thing!

Good to the Last Drop..The Maxwell House said...

I wish I had half your talent!!! That came out great!!!!

Yarnhog said...

That's so cute!

My 13 year old wants to be "V"--from the movie "V for Vendetta." I told him, when you're old enough to appreciate political satire, you're probably too old for trick-or-treating.

Audra said...

I'm sure that your polar bear costume will be amazing. After Halloween J and N's costumes can work together for hours of imaginary play. J can rescue N from an ice floe.