“Yes, I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please. But I’m also in charge of the brown Bar-ba-loots, who played in the shade in their Bar-ba-loot suits and happily lived eating truffula fruits. Now, thanks to your hacking my trees to the ground, there’s not enough truffula fruit to go ’round!” Now that their costumes are finally finished we have been reciting our favorite lines from The Lorax all day. The cutest thing is listening to a 2 year old tell you to “stop chopping down my trees!” So to make the lorax costume I used orange fur that I ordered from Fabric.com. It was a little pricey but sometimes that is how it goes. I ordered 2 yards but only ended up using 1 1/2 yards. So if you are ever looking for some small orange fur scraps let me know. The costume is a one piece suit and is velcroed in the front. I used their one piece snowsuits as templates. I started off making them a little big so there was a lot of altering to be done. They are still a little too big, but I like to make things that way so we can get more use out of them. They are still wearing last years costumes all the time. I made the eyebrows and mustache out of a yellow duster that I found at Walmart. I just took the duster apart and then glued a few of the sections onto the costume to make eyebrows. I made the mustache in a similar way but instead I attached it to a stick. I knew that she would not want all that fur around her mouth all night long. Plus how would she be able to eat all that candy?! Now for the Bar-ba-loot…seriously, can she get any cuter?! I made her costume the same way as the lorax costume just with brown fur instead. The brown fur fabric was also purchased at Fabric.com. Her costume was really easy because all she needed was two large rounded ears. For those I cut out the shapes I wanted and then lightly filled them with batting. Then I hot glued the ears right onto the costume. I am really hoping that the hot glue holds up. It was just too hard hand stitching all of those pieces onto the costumes. Fur fabric is very thick to sew through by hand. Of course every bar-ba-loot needs a bag of marshmallows. Although my 2 year old tells me that The Once-ler is the one who gives out the marshmallows. Geesh! Her sweet little nose is just a piece of fur fabric cut into a circle and then stuck on with tape. I’m pretty sure these two cannot get any cuter! Now we are just waiting for The Once-ler to join them and we are off to find some treats! Have a Happy Halloween!
October 31, 2012