Obviously I couldn't let Halloween pass without showing you my sister's latest Halloween costume creation.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! #90sgirlforever
She used fleece to make the entire costume, which she bought from a local craft store.
"I didn't use a pattern, I just laid out his clothes for size and traced them, adding 2 to 3 inches to all sides to allow for the circumference and seams. Then I zipped it through my sewing machine."
Fits like a glove! She used Velcro to secure the back.
And of course Sonic needs to collect those gold rings! She picked up some green Styrofoam rings from the wreath aisle and spray-painted them gold. Ta-da!
As for the hat, my sister suggests using a regular fleece hat pattern for sizing, and then tweak it by adding a chin strap, widow's peak, and ears. Then stuff some fleece spikes and sew them onto the back.
You can see it better in this photo:
"Sonic, why are you so sad?"
"Because the world is ending...."
"I'm waaaaaaiting...." (foot tapping not shown.)
Noah could not possibly be happier with his Sonic costume. He proudly introduces his aunt as "a maker" wherever they go, and she has yet to disappoint his very high standards. If it were up to me, kid would be wearing a bed sheet, so THANK YOU AUNT NIKKI.
Have a very Happy Halloween, everyone! I'll be trying to keep up with the speedy Sonic all night, and then most likely dipping into the candy bucket once he's asleep (as all parents do). ;)
If you dig this costume and you want to see more of Aunt Nikki's past costumes, click on the below photos: