I am so excited to share this cute tiger costume with you!
You see, I've never made a costume before, so when this simple project came out as I had envisioned, I could hardly wait to share it!
Ok, so all this happened TODAY, before noon . . .
Lauren, my youngest daughter, and I stopped into our local party store to find costume make-up for my oldest daughter . . . and she saw a tiger ear and tail set . . . "Oh Mom, I want to be a tiger for Halloween! Please! Please! Please, can I be a tiger?"
I was bummed when I couldn't find a costume to coordinate with the ears and tail, which seemed a little boring to me; BUT she was excited about them . . . and that's all that matters, right!?
Well, when she started telling me that we HAD to find a tiger striped suit to go with it . . . I panicked!
Where in the world was I going to find a matching suit?
I spent at least 30 minutes trying to persuade her that the ears and tail would look cute with a black skirt and shirt . . . but she wasn't going to have any part of that.
So . . . the wheels started turning, and I hoped (and prayed) that our local fabric store would have tiger striped FABRIC so that I could make her a simple A-line dress to be her 'tiger striped suit' . . . and they did!!
I kept this sewing project simple and traced one of her A-line dresses . . . cut . . . and then sewed this cute tiger dress in all of 45 minutes!
And then after picking up her brother from Kindergarten, we headed to our local craft store where I bought a 6-foot brown feather boa to trim the dress, tail, and head band.
I know that tigers don't have feathers, but isn't the brown boa trim an adorable addition?
I am so happy with how it turned out! And my little Lauren is so happy!
The best part is that the whole costume took me less than 1 hour to sew and assemble.
Paint a little black nose and whiskers on her face . . . and, of course, add a pair of black sparkle shoes . . . and I'm done.
One costume down, 2 more to go . . . and 16 days 'til Halloween!
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