Miles' $1.80 Halloween Costume (xp)

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Miles' $1.80 Halloween Costume (xp)

Miles said he wanted to be Thomas the Train for Halloween. So I bought him a Thomas costume. The costume came in the mail, I put it on, and he wanted nothing to do with it. Biggrin He said he wanted to be a "Scarycrow." I looked around for Scarecrow costumes, and checked eBay. There was one on eBay similar to this but the bidding was started at $14.99 and I decided I could make that...an effort to save money, you know!

I used a pair of his outgrown overalls, and an outgrown plaid shirt, had enough orange felt on hand (barely!) to add the fringe to look like hay, but it won't bug him since it's felt. The fringe added just enough length to the overalls and shirt to make them fit again! Yahoo

I sewed on some fake leaves I had from my fall decorating stuff, had the twine, used some scrap fabric I had on hand, and had the "hay" left over from his farm-themed birthday party last year. I sewed that into the pockets so it won't be falling out making a mess all over.

The only thing I had to buy was the straw hat, which was $2.99 but I had a 40% coupon for it so it was $1.80! Talk about saving money! ROFL

...Most importantly, Miles loves it!! I don't think I'll be able to wash it because of the hay, but I think I'll use it in future years to make a little scarecrow out in the yard.

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That is adorable!!!!!!!

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He is so cute! And you're so creative, great job!

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Super cute! Great job!

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You are so crafty! That is such a cute costume. Way to save! Costumes can be so expensive.

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That is extremely adorable! What a great job! I'll have to remember that for the future (assuming I ever learn to sew).

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That is so adorable! You really are crafty! I really am not good with things like that. I don't know how to sew (which is the first issue) and I just don't think of things like this. Biggrin I always admire people that can be so creative.

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Wow, Martha! That's completely cute! Miles is such a cute scarycrow!

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SO cute!!!!!!! You need to enter him in some sort of contest this year. He will totally win. He is so adorable!

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I love it!!!