As you might have noticed, I’m participating in a blogging challenge this month (the more times I say it, the more likely I am to succeed, right?) and I am surrounded in the group by all kinds of amazing women and writers.
There are mommy bloggers, fertility bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, wine-centric bloggers, fitness bloggers, parenting bloggers and even farming bloggers to name a few! I’m pretty sure I’m the only running blogger in the group but it’s hard not to be a bit inspired to branch out into some other things, especially since I don’t think I can possibly run enough this month for 31 straight days of running-related content!
A craft blogger I am not but I DO kind of have this thing for making running costumes and as it turns out, I also have this thing for making my kids’ Halloween costumes too.
It started with the owl…
And then the following year, my youngest wanted to be a blackbird of all things…
That same year my oldest son wanted to be a skeleton. This one turned out great but boy those bones took a lot of time to cut out!
And then last year, why be a superhero like every other little boy when you could be a skunk of course! It was totally his idea and I loved it.
Anyhow, there has been many a costume made in this house and thankfully the boys always pick pretty easy things to create. With very little sewing and a hot glue gun I’ve been able to take a basic jogging suit and a bunch of felt fabric to make most of these costumes.
When I asked the boys what they wanted to be this year, my sweet little guy happily declared he wanted to be a kitty cat and the oldest wants to be a big hairy spider. So, in the spirit of being organized and on the ball this month I’ve already got the jogging suits purchased for this year’s foray into costuming.
I haven’t sat down yet to plan out or make any patterns for the additions that will make these plain black jogging suits into the cat and spider costumes the boys have in mind but I’ve still got plenty of time. And a huge pile of felt in every colour.
Stay tuned for the evolution of the cat and the spider…