The boys have been so much fun lately. They are now 11 months old, which is now my favorite age ever (as has been every month so far…).
And they’ve now experienced their first Halloween! I’ve never been a huge fan of dressing up for Halloween, but I couldn’t wait to dress up my boys. And for their first Halloween, I wanted them to have special, handmade costumes.
So enter the farm animals! After much deliberation, I decided to make them a cow and a sheep. What’s cuter than miniature farm animals?
I made the costumes using all patterns from Max & Meena Patterns. For the cow costume, I used the All Ears Hoodie and the Maxaloones. I made the 18 month size for the hoodie and size 1 for the pants. All of the fabric for the cow costume came from Joann Fabrics.
Originally, I made the Rompaloones (in black, with a white bum circle) to go under the sheep hoodie, but decided I wanted white legs instead of black, so replaced them with the white Maxaloones.
For the cow costume, I used the Rompaloones, in the 18 month size, with the hood taken from the All Ears Hoodie pattern. I modified the pattern slightly to add in the tail and to create a wider neck opening since I didn’t use a stretch fabric. (I also modified both the hoodie and the Rompaloones to create a cow and a sheep, since the pattern doesn’t come with those variations).
I bought the cow fleece fabric from Amazon – it’s available here. The rest of the fabric came from Joann Fabrics.
My little farm animals didn’t seem to mind the costumes at all (though they weren’t very willing to sit still long enough to have their pictures taken). It was so much fun to watch them crawl around in their outfits.
It was a wonderful first Halloween as a mom.