Thursday, October 27, 2011

baby pirate

When I was growing up, my mom made every single one of my Halloween costumes. And they were always pretty awesome. I intend to carry on that tradition with my own kids. Exhibit A:

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Halloween day, 1995

This year, for Isaac's first Halloween, he is going as a baby pirate. I had a few ideas in mind for him: Bam-bam, a dinosaur or some other type of animal. But I landed on pirate because it just seemed like so much fun!

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His shirt I bought at Thrift Town for 69cents. It's 24 months (way too big) so I needed to alter it to fit but still make it look pirate-y. When I was in high school, I used to buy big t-shirts and alter them by cutting up the sides and whip stitching them back together. It was kind of a grunge look that I was going for (wow, was I embarassing in high school). Anyways.. I used that technique here:

Of course the shirt had to be striped.. and red and black seemed like the perfect pirate colors!

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Next I layed a shirt over it that fits Isaac just right so I knew how small to make it:

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Then I pinned up the sides and down the sleeves where I would need to cut:

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Then I cut both sides and whipped stitched it back together using black thread.

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details:
bandana- Goodwill, shirt- Thrift Town, black shorts- Thrift Town, striped pants- Walmart pj's, boots- thrifted in San Diego

We'll be headed around the corner tomorrow night for trunk or treat at a local church. He'll probably just ride around in his umbrella stroller, collect a little bit of candy (for mom and dad of course) and get his picture taken.. alot.

56 comments:

  1. What an cute idea!! Your son is such a very adorable pirate :)

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  2. ahhh soo adorable! makes me soo excited about my little baby boy about to come!!

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  3. This is so cute! And your little man is ADORABLE! New follower from the blog hop here :) Looking forward to exploring your blog!

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  4. Coming over from Follow Fest!. Hope to see ya around ;) xx

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  5. his costume is so perfect!
    you did awesome. : )

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  6. new follower from the follow fest. and your baby is too too cute. :-)

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  7. Heyyy! Just wanted to leave a quick comment and say hello. I found your blog from the followers fest & I am now following your blog! I can't wait to get know you better through your blog!!

    Have a great night!

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  8. The baby pirate is adorable!! I LOVE the picnic table too!

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  9. So cute. I'm jealous of your ability to make it sound so simple. : ) Your little guy is adorable! We live in S.D. too.

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  10. Ok, this is pretty awesome, but I mean, how do you top a costume of a picnic table?! So funny!

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  11. That is so cute!! What a great idea! New follower from Follow Fest :)

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  12. What a great, creative costume! Love it! Stopping by from the followers fest!

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  13. Ahhh your costume your mom made is hilarious! :)

    He is the cutest pirate I have ever seen!! :)

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  14. Newest Follower from the October Fest!!! Love this costume idea :)
    Courtney
    www.lilnoodlebug.com

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  15. Found you through Casey's blog. You are so stinkin' cute! (And so is that pirate!) xo

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  16. Found your blog through the Followers Fest. It's adorable. I'm your newest follower. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll be back to read more. I love that pirate costume!! :)

    Digger ~xoxo~
    www.digdeeperdesign.blogspot.com

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  17. Cute!!!! and your costume is so cute too. I love the fritos on the table.... Found you through followers fest.

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  18. Nice to meet you! Cute blog! I'm a new follower!

    sherri from SHERRI AMOUR

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  19. New follower, Love the pirate costume, he is adorable!! Happy Halloween

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  20. That is such an adorable costume. I am a new follower to your blog from the Follower Fest.

    ashleigh

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  21. very cute idea! new follower from the hop.

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  22. He is so cute and your picnic costume is amazing. New follower from hop.

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  23. Wow, what an adorable costume! I love it!

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  24. This is just too darling! I love it! What a creative talent you have. I'm visiting through the followers fest and I am happy to say I am now following you blog. I can't wait to read more about you.

    Happy Friday to you!
    xo.

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  25. okay one word...SMILES! he is beyond cute!!

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  26. Hey there! New fan from the follower fest! Nice to meet you ;-)

    We have trunk or treat tomorrow at church!! So much fun when they are too young to eat the candy they get!!!

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  27. love it. I wish halloween was as widely celebrated here in Australia as it is there in the US.
    This is our first year celebrating but I think it will be the first of a new tradition. Love your photo of you as a child.

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  28. New follower from fall fest! :) He is so adorable! Love the pirate costume!!

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  29. okay, this is SO CUTE! I found you in the fall fest! lovin your blog!

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  30. Oh wow, he is just too cute!! *^___^*v

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  31. Cute costume, even cuter son. :)
    New follower from Followers Fest.
    Kim
    www.thesasselife.com

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  32. Very cute little pirate!

    And I love the picnic table costume!!

    Found you on Follower Fest!

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  33. That picnic table costume? Just blows my mind. I'm totally in awe!

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  34. It's really stylish,he looks fabulously handsome in that design,so cute..bravo !
    romwe streetfashion blog,pay a visit?kisses

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  35. How adorable!! Your sweet baby is precious...and I must say both costumes are pretty awesome!

    Loving your blog from your newest follower! :)

    http://elizabeththomasblog.blogspot.com/

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  36. Love your costume and your son makes one pretty adorable pirate! Found your blog through follower's fest! Looking forward to reading more.

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  37. Oh my goodness what an adorable little pirate! And I must say that your homemade costume cira 1995 was not all that shabby either, I'm impressed! ;)

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  38. love your picnic tablecloth/food costume from the good ole days. love it when people put up old pictures. new to your awesome blog and found u through casey's site...don't we ALL come from there? ha.

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  39. SOOO cute! just hopped over from followers fest! Can't wait to browse a few posts and see more cute pictures!

    newest follower!
    www.keylimedigitaldesigns.com

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  40. Hi! I'm stopping by from the followers fest an I'd love it if you visited my blog, too :):)

    www.loveparish.blogspot.com

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  41. Awww how absolutely adorable!
    New google friend connect follower from the Follow fest :)
    Terri Ramsey Beavers
    Terri's Little Haven

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  42. Found you thru The Fall Followers Fest on Casey’s blog! I’m your newest follower! Love the costume!! And your little man is so CUTE!!

    Kristine
    J&M’s Eye Candy Blog
    J&M’s Eye Candy Shoppe
    J&M’s Eye Candy on Facebook
    J&M’s Eye Candy on Twitter

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  43. Stopping by from Follow Fest! Your little guy is adorable! And I'm pretty sure we have the same WalMart PJ's......the top has a dinosaur right? :) Well he is just too cute!

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  44. What a precious pirate! Thanks for sharing that cute idea.

    You have a wonderful blog here...so glad I found it through Follower Fest!

    Do stop by and say hello...
    Cindy @ Notes in the Key of Life

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  45. that baby is absolutely adorabllllle! i am here from follow fest and so excited to check out those thrifting tips you got going!

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  46. I love seeing baby pirates! He is such a cute pirate. My oldest daughter was a pirate for her first Halloween she even had her very own ship.
    New follower from Follow Fest!

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  47. oh my gosh!! that is so stinking adorable!!! love it!

    new follower from the Follow Fest :)

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  48. Ahhhhhhhhaha your costume was amazing!! Love it!!

    He is so so so adorable!! :) Cute costume.

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  49. Your boy is adorable and you did a great job on his costume! I love your costume best though, picnic table?? AWESOME! I'm going to have to remember that one.

    Found you on Mrs. T, Naturally and we're new followers.

    Have a great Halloween!

    www.4Eighteen.com

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  50. Trouble was a pirate last year and he wore almost the same thing!! lol

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  51. I found you through followers fest! What a beautiful blog. I have a Christmas series going on with a Christmas post a day for 50 days and it just started! You should check it out!

    www.readjame.com

    -Stacie

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