I chose to dress up as Little Red Riding Hood and insisted my mother make me a red hooded cape. She did, of course, and I carried a basket (I'm quite sure it was a Longaberger - they're made in Ohio, you know!) full of goodies. This year for Halloween, I decided that I was going to dress up as Little Red Riding Hood again, some 20 years later. But we can't just stop there now, can we? No. Because I have this sweet dog who just loves when I dress him up so he had to be the Big Bad Wolf. :)
Yeah. That happened.
I made his granny cap from a piece of plaid fabric I had laying around. I simply cut a circle large enough to fit on his head, sewed a basting stitch (with my tension all the way up to 10) in a smaller circle in the middle, and let it ruffle itself a bit, then I pulled it tighter so there was a 'cap' part in the middle and the ruffle for the 'brim'. I made his glasses out of pipe cleaners and sewed them to the hat, then sewed a piece of elastic to the hat so I could put it over his head. His 'nightgown' is really a terry-cloth shirt that I altered to fit him a bit better, but I had to use his harness to keep the sleeves in check (see picture of him running below).
Grandmother, what a big nose you have!!
Grandmother, what big eyes you have!
Grandmother, what big ears you have!
I made the dress I'm wearing a long time ago from a sheet (sorry for the lack of photos of me in said dress - it's really tough to take a picture of yourself sometimes, and it's not easy to find a dog-less person to take a picture of you when you're at a dog park...heh). Well, it was actually a duvet cover that someone made out of sheets, so I deconstructed their construction and constructed it into something else. Ya follow? :) I partially used a pattern/tutorial from Fleece Fun for the hooded cape, and the wellies are a Target special from a couple years ago. :)
Here are some of the other contenders:
Where's Toby? and Chicken Pup.
Raj chasing a pumpkin.
There is a frog in the background on the left and a devil dog in the middle.
Horse-dog. (Which is kinda funny because the great dane down the street [Petey!] is frequently referred to as horse-dog around here and his owner is 'horse-dog guy'.)
After we played at the dog park, watched a demonstration from Akron Police Department's K-9 unit, and participated in the costume contest, we took our treats and went back home for a nap before the trick-or-treat began. Here's a sweet shot of us hanging out on the porch waiting to give massive amounts of sugar to strangers' children:
There's our handmade Halloween. :) I've already got ideas in the works for next year's costumes!! Gotta beat the Thriller family! We had a great weekend with some extra hiking and lots of family time. I hope you all did, too.
Love from our home to yours!