Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween Costume Fix

My kid is BIG!  He is in Kindergarten and he wears a size 8 in boys for shirts and a 10 in pants.  Seriously.  Most of the kids in his kindergarten class are HALF of his size.  Especially the boys.  He had a certain Halloween costume he wanted.  My in Laws came and visited here two weekends ago and took us shopping.  They really wanted to buy them Halloween costumes.  We found the one Tyler wanted but they only had one size and it was a size 4 to 6t.  Hmmmmmmmm    The store also didn't except returns.  I knew he would have a melt down if we didn't get it.  We had been shopping ALLL day and he was tired and wanted a costume so bad.  We bought it.  We got home and it fit pretty good BUT if went right up him bum and was a little short.  I said, "Don't worry, Mommy will fix it!"  Even though I had no clue how I would go about doing that.  My Mother in Law looked at it and said, "Why don't you just add material to the center?"  BRILLIANT!  So glad she was here because I don't think I would have thought of that SIMPLE solution.  The costume really did fit him pretty good every where else.  It was just not long enough in the body for him.  He is like his mom and dad and has a long body and shorter legs.  

Yesterday was the big day.  I picked the seems and took the top off of the bottom.  

See how the middle has a belt that is white that attaches to the sides?  I took that off and then added a white band across the stomach.

Here's my white section I am adding to the middle

I attached it to the legs first and then attached the top and bottom together again.  THAT'S IT!  We now have a costume that FITS him and I mean REALLY fits him.  If we had found a size 8 to 10 I bet it would have been too big on him.  This one is nice and tight ( which when sporting muscles I think it should be )

Sorry the picture is blurry.  I couldn't get him to stand still he was so excited!  Do you have a costume that is too short?  Why not fix it yourself.  I bought the extra material at JoAnn's and it was expensive so it was a good thing I only needed a little. Make sure the fabric stretches.  Kayla's Jessie costume from last year is too short and small on here too so I am going to do the same thing with it.  It won't look like it belongs on hers but she won't be wearing it out of the house.  My kids just like dressing up.  They were wearing their Woody and Jessie costumes yesterday running around the house pretending to be cowboys.  

See how short is costume is on here.  Hopefully one of these days I can fix it.  She would be SO happy!

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