I’m calling this Felix’s first Halloween. He was two months old last year and I made him a cute little racoon hat, but was in the hospital the week leading up to the big day and if I remember correctly, it snowed. Boo. This year, I planned ahead of time to make his first real costume - a baby aviator!
My mom came to visit a few weeks ago and we went to the fabric store thinking we’d make an all-in-one animal suit of some sort, but the patterns available just didn’t inspire me. When I saw this faux sherling I knew it would be easy to sew (no raw edges to finish) and it made me think bomber jacket! Pilot! Without a specific pattern to make that work, I just found a cute hoodie pattern and adjusted the length for this modified version. It only took an hour to sew up (my mom cut out for me!) I put an American flag patch on the arm and a Best Made Co patch I had laying around on the chest. (Fun fact: I collect patches!) Later, I made this little bomber style cap in about twenty minutes! I’m so shocked he kept it on while running around our friends’ backyard.
The best part about this costume is that I can put him in the jacket day in, day out so I don’t feel bad about spending a little more than I normally put into Halloween costumes (my mom always set a firm $10 budget when we were kids!)
See over 20 adult costumes you can pull out of your closet from my Homemade Halloween series here! Trick or Treat! Happy Halloween!!