Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thirty Minute Costume-- Davy Crockett

"King of the wild frontier."

I have a nursing infant, a house to pack because we're moving in two weeks, a house to finish remodeling  because we're moving in two weeks, approximately thirty-seven unwashed or unfolded loads of laundry on any given day, a husband and small child who enjoy eating regularly and, oh yeah, Halloween is this month!

Think. Think. Think.

We happen to have a coonskin cap that I picked up at Bass Pro Shop a while back.

Hmm. I can work with that.

After a fast trip to Wal-Mart at midnight last night where I picked up a tan turtleneck, khaki pants and a little over 3 yards of leather-like fringe, and armed with my never-fail glue gun, my boy is Davy Crockett.

No sewing required.

By the way, have you ever tried to hunt down a Wal-Mart employee to cut fabric for you at midnight?

After getting that accomplished, nothing is beyond my reach!

Watch out, bears, he's comin' for ya!

To turn the turtleneck into a collared shirt, make a cut down the front center to the seam and open it up.

Easy-peasy and done!

Now, what to do for the baby?

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  1. That turned out AWESOME! Doesn't hurt that my cute little ne-poo is the model!

  2. I love this! And more importantly, my boys will love this :) I don't sew well but I always try to make our costumes. This is perfect! I saw this on somewhat simple. Thanks!

    Stacy @ Not JUST A Housewife

  3. Hi there!!! I'm your newest follower from the weekend linky:) I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely:) You can find me at

    This is adorable

  4. Cute costume!

    Submit them in my Handmade Halloween Contest - starts now!

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  5. Cute! I made a "baby crockett" for my son last year. He was only 10 months old and now he's almost two and it still fits! He is an owl this year and I just posted about it, but we have alot of costume parties this year so I think he will wear his crockett costume one more time! Great job!

  6. Adorable and very creative! We'd love for you to link up to our Homemade Halloween link party too!

  7. Such an adorable costume! I love no-sew ideas! I'd love to link to your project from my site:, if that's okay with you. Let me know your thoughts...

    Rachel @ AllFreeHolidayCrafts


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