Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing....

This is the link to the movie trailer for "Where the Wild Things Are."

Why, you may ask, am I posting a link to this site? It's because our Little Man is going to be the little boy from the book/movie for Halloween. Here's his costume. It's all done except for the buttons up the front. I have to go buy some. Out of all the buttons I have, I couldn't believe I don't have 5 or 6 off white buttons, but I don't. I'm also going to make him a crown like the little boy has on in the movie.
The first photo shows Smokey (UT's mascot again) wearing the costume from the front. The 2nd photo shows the costume from the back. This is supposed to be a wolf costume according to the book. I don't think it looks very wolfish, but this does look like what he wears. I can't wait to see it on our Little Wild Thing!

Now, in previous posts I have told you that Kellen wanted me to make a hummingbird costume for her American Girl doll because in the movie, Pocahontas's best friend is a hummingbird. I made one from real feathers that I threw away. It was awful!! Take my word for it!!
I decided to use this baby doll as a model for this costume. She isn't exactly the same size and her arms and legs are curved, not straight like the AG dolls. Oh well, it's the closest I have to the real thing. I'm going to buy a cheapo 18" doll so I can have a model for their dolls' clothing.
I used a green knit that I had in my stash. I cut out feathers much like I did for Riley's toucan pictured a few posts back. I really made it alot like I did Riley's. I used real feathers for the red front and around the neck. I used buttons for the eyes and the quill from a yellow feather as the beak. The legs are just yellow cotton pants with bird toes cut out at the bottom. Remember this is a doll's costume, so it doesn't have to be perfect.


gwensews said...

"You make my heart sing", Julia! I don't know "Wild Thing", but I'm sure that costume depicts it perfectly. Your hummingbird costume does look like that bird. Amazing!

Cheryl said...

The Wild Thing costume is going to be really cute!

Anonymous said...

You are just superbly talented Julia! WOW!!!

TattingChic said...

Oh, that's cute! I love both "where the wild things are" and the hummingbird costumes! What a talented gal you are!
Thank you for the sweet comment you just left on my blog! :)

~TattingChic ♥

blushing rose said...

There ya go sweetie ... it worked. TYSM TTFN~ Marydon

window dressing said...

The costumes are gorgeous!!! You have made the texture of the bird costume so well that it does look like feathers. Beautiful...

Trudy Callan said...

How cute! I also love the outfit from the post below.

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