Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Halloween is coming!

And I've already gotten a head start on little man's costume.  

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!

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