I always laugh when someone suggests that I let my toddler decide their birthday theme/their Halloween costume/what to eat for lunch. Either they've never met a toddler, or my toddler is the most indecisive one on the planet. The girl changes her mind fifteen times and then crumples in a mess of uncertainty when posed with such life altering decisions.
For Halloween this year I suggested that she either go as Foofa or a Pirate.
Her current mantra is 'I LOVE Captain Hook' after catching an episode of 'Jake and the Neverland Pirates' while I was in the shower. Now if she picks up all her toys then she can watch an episode before naptime. Not so surprisingly, she loved both suggestions and couldn't pick between the two.
Since it's Oregon, and 9 times out of 10 will be drizzly on Halloween, I went with Foofa made from a sweatshirt and long pants. Cute & Warm was the goal, and I think I succeeded. If you ask Chris, the goal was not to spend $40 on something she'd wear for 20 minutes and pose for a few pictures in. This homemade version came in at right about $12 (plus some mommy craftiness time).
I have the pattern for the eyes and flower, as well as a discussion on how to make the 'neck petals' (seriously, what would you call those things?!), but my computer is having a hard time creating a PDF, and Hannah is having a hard time watching me sit on the computer, so it'll have to wait until tomorrow. In the meantime, here are some pictures from the quick stroll around the neighborhood:
And for those that have NO idea who Foofa is, she's a character from Yo Gabba Gabba, a kid's show on Nickelodeon. A picture of the pink wonder and the rest of the Gabba Gang can be found here.