Wednesday, October 15, 2014

a tiger costume for my little girl

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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  1. Oh my gosh Suzanne, she is darling and I love the costume!!

  2. Oh my gosh, I die. Too flippin cute, I can hardly stand it.

  3. So sweet! You did a wonderful job and she looks adorable! It's so satisfying when the projects go so well. Great idea!

  4. You are so clever and speedy! It turned out great, and I love the boa touch. And don't even get me started on those eyes-she is adorable!

  5. The only reason that I love Hallween is the opportunity to meet and greet cute little kids coming for tricks or treats. They are always adorable in their costumes!!! Here is another one:)

  6. Absolutely adorable!

  7. I love the costume for your little girl. I t really cute!!

  8. your little girl is so cute. I can see why you couldn't say no to those eyes!

  9. Anonymous5:48 PM

    Such a cute costume! And I agree that the brown boa is a great addition. Looks great!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party!

  10. OK YOU WIN THE MOM OF THE YEAR AWARD!!! Oh she is adorable !! :) Great job!! :) I sew a little so I can truly nominate this would have taken me a month to pull off! :)

  11. Now this is totally adorable and your daughter is gorgeous BTW!!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  12. Lions and tigers and bears! Oh My! {Sorry I couldn't resist} ;)

    Super cute costume! The brown "fur" is my favorite!

    Pinning! Thanks so much for sharing on Show Me Saturday!
    ~ Ashley

  13. Beautiful child and the costume is adorable
    Maria :)

  14. It is the cute tiger dress. Baby girl looking so pretty. shein coupons

  15. cute! awesome gathering!!! adoring the little tiger! Kids Coupons Coupon

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