Cosplay + Costumes
Witchy-Poo V2.

Witchy-Poo V2.

My Mom is 100% to blame for my love of Halloween.  She brought that love way back when we were kids.  The decorations, the creative costumes, the over the top kitschy element of it…everything is fabulous.  When we were growing up, Momma used to dress up in full character of a witch and visit our classrooms, to create a “witches brew” show for everyone.

Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016

Oh man.  Blogging has been a struggle lately.  My schedule has been a mess and I've been finding it difficult to return here.  BUT, I at least would like to share some photos from the Halloween festivities we've enjoyed.  Because even if life has been super hectic,...

PR+P Week 3: Dracu-Lou

PR+P Week 3: Dracu-Lou

Welcome everyone coming here from Project Run + Play!  I'm in disbelief that I'm still around for the third week...and completely honored to still be in the running.  Thank you so much for all of your support!  This week's theme is Halloween (which is basically my...

Love of Legends Tour :: Louis the Dragon

Love of Legends Tour :: Louis the Dragon

The brains and beauties behind Crafting Con and Phat Quarters put out a call for a creative blogging tour that I could not say no to.  We were told to pick a legendary creature (think unicorn, dragon, mermaid, sasquatch, etc) and make something inspired by said...

Halloween 2015.

Halloween 2015.

Trick or treating was a success this year for sure.  Louis had a blast, we got to dress up and totally nerd it out with Star Wars costumes, and hang out with two of our favorite families while doing it.  Louis kept complaining that his candy bag was too heavy...which...

Boo at the Zoo 2015.

Boo at the Zoo 2015.

Last night we hit up the local zoo for another round of "Boo at the Zoo".  It's a chance for kids to wear their costumes, "trick or treat" at stations around the zoo, and be able to go on a haunted train ride. Plus, any chance for Louis to get another wear out of his...

Ezra Bridger :: Your Favorite Rebel

Ezra Bridger :: Your Favorite Rebel

More Star Wars sewing has happened around these parts!  This time it was for Louis' actual Halloween costume this year.  He has decided to go as the lead character (and his favorite, of course) from Disney XD's animated series: Star Wars Rebels. Ezra Bridger is a...

C-3PO + Top Stitchers

C-3PO + Top Stitchers

Wahoo!  Today is the day!  My Top Stitchers post is live and ready to rock over at Sewing Stadium.  This is the first sewing competition I've been in and I'm excited to see it through.  Pee my pants nervous, but also excited. RaeAnna and I are going head-to-head today...

Black Bolt :: Everyday Superheroes

Black Bolt :: Everyday Superheroes

Chances are, you've never heard of Black Bolt.  To be honest with you, I know very little about him.  What I do know is that Louis loves this Marvel Superhero character and I wasn't going to disappoint that sweet boy of mine.  He requested a Black Bolt shirt and I...

The Mighty Thor :: Pattern Hack

The Mighty Thor :: Pattern Hack

Part of the fun of having a little boy who is superhero obsessed and loves to play dressup is that I can take my sewing skills and make things that he loves.  Like, loves-loves.  So much so that he pretty much refuses to smile at the camera and only wants to make...

A ‘Tumble Leaf’ Halloween.

A ‘Tumble Leaf’ Halloween.

Last night was trick-or-treating in Wheeling.  Holy cow did we have fun. But first…we had to get dressed! Bennett and I got to be the supporting characters of Louis’ Fig the Fox character from Tumble Leaf.  Bennett was a hedgehog named “Hedge” and I was a pink bear...

Fig Goes to the Zoo.

Oh Halloween, I sure do love you.  Candy and creative costumes?Let’s make this a year round event, shall we?For the last two years we’ve let Louis decide what he wanted to be for Halloween.  He’s picked it pretty early on in the year and stuck with it…last...

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