This year he is going to be a matador, which he wants to be because of Pixar's El Materdor starring Mater from Cars.
Anyways, I got started on his little matador hat the last couple of days and wanted to share some progress shots!
|I started with this hat from the thrift store, a whole whoppin $1!|
|I took off the trims and the ribbon band from the inside.|
|Got the whole thing soaking wet with really hot water and stretched it on a larger head form.|
|I sewed up the sides to give it that matador hat shape, trimmed the bottom and edged it with black grosgrain ribbon to avoid the edges fraying.|
|Then I painted it black with acrylic paint watered down a little.|
|And voila! Little mini matador hat :)|
More pictures of the completed costume coming just as soon as I actually get started on it!