Okay, okay, I know. You have entered the era of mysterious fashion. I hope a few of you know this reference, and if not, honestly, it’s a great book to go and read and then come back and appreciate this year’s family costume for Halloween. You know, I love good fashion and I usually think about it all year long, but this year it was kind of the last thing on my mind.
Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip It is a book by Swedish illustrator and author Elsa Besko. Her illustrations are so delightful, especially her books about flowers. I’ve always wanted to design fashion based on it Flower festival The writers, but some of the kids, I won’t say who, weren’t keen on it. Hmph. So, we chose Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip, which was Jasper’s most requested book last year.
I’m not even sure I can find pictures of the book to show you the reference. I’m writing this from Australia where we were visiting family and I forgot to take pictures of the book before I left…this can be difficult. Don’t wait, just look around, you’ve found them. The beauty of the Internet is for everyone.
Celine Anderson, our intern this semester, took the reins on this project and did an amazing job! She is from Denmark and has experience in sewing and art and this combines those two things perfectly.
We have Jasper as Little Pip. There are sheets of cardboard to which we have added an elastic belt. Hard hat with rivets for full effect.
Small dot recipe:
Paul as a mean troll. If you’re familiar with the book, the dwarf doesn’t play a huge role, but he’s definitely the scariest. The effect of her drawing was like it was made of walnut or something. Certainly scary!
Dwarf costume recipe
For me, it’s all about the beard haha. These are good details.
Now that I’ve thought about it a little more, I realize that we actually went with Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip because we already had Jasper’s chipmunk costume from a few years ago and it fits Felix this time. I love a good repurposed outfit.
I went as mrs. Acorn. Celine made a beautiful quilted paper for my oak leaf coat and that adorable hat. I’m thinking of wearing it because it’s so good 😉
Mrs. Oak dressing recipe
Of course, we had to get into the spirit of things with that awful troll 😉
That’s it for this year! I’d love to hear what you’re wearing this year! Tell me in the comments!