Saturday, October 30, 2010
How to make a Scavanator costume... hm. Well, first you procrastinate until 2 weeks before the costume parade at school. Then you run around like a mad woman buying up all the remnants of orange polar fleece you can find. Then you send your husband out to the fabric store to find 1/2" thick foam and orange double-knit fabric.
All I did was take an existing pattern for a turtle and modify it. I enlarged the pattern piece for the shell to approximate a crab shell, added legs, eyes and claws. The claws were a challenge for me. Originally, I wanted his hands to poke through between the top and bottom part of the claw. But I couldn't figure out how to get the claw onto the sleeve and still retain the claw shape. So I opted to make them like gloves. One of us will have to hold his candy bucket. I usually like to trick-or-treat with a glass of wine, so I guess that job will have to go to dad :)