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!
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!
Next I layed a shirt over it that fits Isaac just right so I knew how small to make it:
Then I pinned up the sides and down the sleeves where I would need to cut:
Then I cut both sides and whipped stitched it back together using black thread.
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.