Monday, October 25, 2010

Monkey on the go

This has been one very busy October. I knew I didn't have it in me to make a complete costume this year. Heck, I haven't even finished the Jump Rope Dress (although I seriously only have to sew on a couple of buttons, pockets and hem it).

So when I saw a Scooby Doo costume at a yard sale, I knew it would be my monkey. I cut out an oval-ish shape of felt for the snout (?), hot glued on a piece of red bias tape for the mouth, cut out some circle-ish shapes for the eyes and ears, and hot glued the whole mess on. I think it took me about 30 minutes. So it's homemade and handmade and better than anything you can buy at Target (no matter how hard they try to put us down!).

I will say this: I have bought Halloween costumes at Target. I have spent lots and lots of time making various Halloween costumes for myself over the years. I have sometimes spent a lot of money and sometimes very little. But I will never, ever, ever, ever buy a costume from Target again. No more after holiday 90% off sales for me (although I used to love them so, sniff), no more pigtails or chicken hats for my cat (yes, it's true), no more fleece pumpkins, no more stripey socks or witch hats. You and me, Target Halloween aisle, we're through.

Goodwill, my love, we'll see you next year.


Marissa L. Swinghammer said...

Shame Target! Idiotic to shit on your customers like that. I'm not very crafty and tend to buy secondhand purchased costumes but like DIY best. I rarely bother with dressing up myself.

My parents made me pretty lazy (I was a hobo and a gypsy a lot) costumes growing up and many things about childhood traumatized me but that wasn't one of them.

Love the costume.

Anonymous said...

Goodwill has the best costumes totally! Nice job, this was Scooby Doo? I love it!

Ana said...

The costume is so adorable.

I hate store bought costumes from anywhere. But especially now from Target. The fabrics they use are crap and the quality overall is crapy.

Thanks for sharing this.

ThrippieGalore! said...

Great project! Please offer monkey costumes in grownup sizes! I have a party to go to, and I'm not sure if I can pull of Sexy Bob Ross like I'd hoped...