And a quick shout out to my mom. I don't remember too many of my Halloween costumes, but the two I do remember are the matching clown costumes she made for my brother and me, and the *amazing* KISS facepaint she did for one of my high school Halloween dances. She made me into Gene and I got a ton of compliments. :)
Hands down, T's favorite food is egg sushi, aka tamago. It was the first thing she ate on our first trip to our favorite kaiten-sushi place, Sushi Me. She always eats at least 2 pieces of tamago, and has been known to eat 6 in one sitting. So I figured it would be a cute, easy and fun costume to put together, even with my complete lack of sewing skills.
For reference, here's what tamago looks like:
|Photo by Geoff Peters 604 on Flickr|
And here is my baby sushi:
This was surprisingly easy to put together, and probably would have been cheaper if I could sew or crochet myself. But I outsourced those tasks instead :)
The supercute wasabi-and-pickled-ginger hat was made by knits4cuties. The bright yellow pillowcase was made by Quietude Quilts, also on Etsy.
I found the white sleeper (aka 'rice') at Dharma Trading, and printed out a cute customized "Hello My Name Is..." badge and added 'tamago' from my stash of letter stickers. (Just to make it easier on folks who can't figure out what she is.) I used my trusty Xyron machine to make the badge sticky and it's holding up pretty well, though I have to remind T not to pull it off.
The "seaweed" is just a length of ribbon from our local fabric store, and I used velcro to secure it. I also needed to pin the pillowcase to the sleeper to support the pillow. And then I realized that she'll need to get dressed at our destinations, since she can't safely ride in the carseat with a giant pillow on her back. Le sigh.
But that's ok, because I am anti-coat-over-costume, so I'll have her wear a long sleeved white shirt and leggings under the sleeper to keep warm. Tomorrow we're going to see a Halloween music show at Benaroya, so that'll be our first road test of the costume. Wish us luck! And link me to your Halloween costume goodness in the comments!