So, as most kids, my 1 1/2 year old son wouldn't wear his costume. So instead of making a fuss, my husband and I decided to do most of the dressing up. My son loves Bob the Builder (and I have to agree, it is pretty entertaining) and after he found a hardhat at a recycled fashions shop, we decided Bob it was.
I've never been a creative type and I've always dreaded Halloween a bit because of it, but this year I was determined. I set out to SCRAP (a local reuse, recycle, shop) and loaded up on materials. I also bought a lot of yellow duct tape.
After my son went to sleep, and my husband too, I went to work. I cut everything out of cardboard (with a little help from the hubby) or plastic. With cardboard tubes I made the back scoop. After two weeks, I am amazed that the costumes in front of me ACTUALLY LOOKED LIKE the ideas in my mind.
For a very frustrated-always-hoping-to-be-creative-but-never-succeeding, this was a huge accomplishment. My costumes might not look super impressive or be incredibly creative, but to me, they are the MOST AMAZING costumes ever and I vowed that if they looked halfway decent I would litter the internet with their presence.
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As most boys his age, my son loved Bob the Builder. I was pleased he chose this costume as I love doing homemade costumes and prefer them over store bought anyday, and most store bought unless very pricey are not very good quality. This choice was a bonus since I knew this one would be simple.. overalls which we already had, work boots and tool box that we already had and the shirt that we already had. I added a turtleneck under as we have chilly weather here in Oct. I had some kid sized work gloves in case it was really chilly but ended up to not be too bad out that night.
I went to a second hand store and found the hardhat then went home and found the Bob the Builder logo on our home computer, printed it off and taped it on front.
He won a prize at our community Halloween contest that year for his Homemade Bob the Builder Costume.
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