One of my favorite things about Burke is his knack for coming up with costumes around a theme (last year he told me, “I think I’ll be a horse and Piper Jane will be my Cowgirl). This year, he dreamed up several gems, a couple of which I am CERTAIN you will see some year if he’s still interested.
For this Halloween, he was settled early on that Piper Jane should be a monkey. The great debate was whether he’d be her Banana or her Man with the Yellow Hat. There was serious waffling, friends. He may actually still be up in the air. However, last week I told him that whatever he chose that day was going to be IT (and that day I started working on the costume). And so we locked in at Man with the Yellow Hat.
Burke’s costume includes:
-yellow pants (made using the flat front pants tutorial at MADE)
-a white shirt from Children’s Place (for those Curious George experts in the crowd, I’ve been informed by my sweet sister that a yellow shirt is ‘quintessentially’ Man-with-the-Yellow-Hat, and also given very dubious looks from my niece about the choice to go with the white shirt… However, a white shirt will just have to do this year, friends)
-a faux boy’s tie (similar to the one at Sugar Bee Crafts, though just one piece)
-a thrifted hat, recovered with yellow fabric (it was pretty simple, I’ll try to put together a mini tutorial… not that there are tons of uses for yellow hats, but I can see lots of uses for various colored fabric covered hats)
-a brown belt
Piper Jane’s costume includes:
-a monkey costume from Gymboree
-a banana (we have a cloth one too, but a real one will work in a pinch for a before-the-big-day photo shoot)