The first item I want to share with you is the astronaut costume I made for my daughter to wear for Halloween. She decided she wanted to be an astronaut last year in March, I think, and she talked about her costume every day, so it was a long wait until the end of October for her!
I put off designing the costume until October... I know I could have started sooner but I honestly thought she would probably change her mind before Halloween, but she never did! I decided I didn't want to make a costume that was too complicated or that could be uncomfortable or hard to wear - this was a 2-year-old I was dealing with after all... I wanted her to wear it! I ended up loosely basing my costume off of this photo I found on Pinterest (source unknown). I loved how comfy it looked, while still obviously being an astronaut.
For the top I made a Bimaa sweater with a hood. For the pants I made Go To Leggings. Both are such easy, quick patterns. I decorated the costume with black bias tape to imitate zippers and sewed on NASA and space shuttle patches I purchased off Etsy. I finished it off with black boots and an American flag... and voilà!
So simple yet so effective!
And the best part was that my daughter LOVED it! She still talks about it all the time now, over five months later!