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!

5 comments:

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.