My 3 year old has really been into Jake and the Neverland Pirates this past year, so of course he wanted to be Jake for Halloween! Here's what I came up with! And like the Angry Bird costume, no sewing required, again!
|Awwe! Cute little pirate!
The first thing Toby wanted to be SURE I didn't forget was the shirt "with the X." Funny what details little kids notice! I found a plain, white t-shirt at a thrift store for a couple bucks, and simply cut a slit down the middle. Then I used my crop-o-dile to put four metal eyelets and strung through some brown shoelace string that I had on hand. Voila! The "X shirt!"
The boots I got for $4 at the thrift store. Yes, they are girls' boots, but geeze, they look an awful lot like awesome pirate boots, don't they?! You just don't find brown boots with heels for toddler boys.
For the headband and hair...
I found a brand new (tag still on it!) black stocking cap at a thrift store for $1.99! I cut some zig-zaggy prickly hair spikes out of black felt and just glued them around the hat for his hair. Then I glued some red felt around the hair for his headband. Well, his head will be warm this Halloween! I may have to put some long sleeves underneath his shirt this year though.
All in all I think it turned out pretty well! In the pics he is holding his toy sword, however, he definitely wants me to make him a wood sword like Jake's. SO, I will be doing that this week and will be sure to post a finished costume pic on or after Halloween!
Hope this helps if you are looking for ideas! It's not too late...you may have to hit a few thrift stores to find these thing, as I did collect them over time. Good luck and have fun this Halloween!