The best time of the year is here, Halloween. Where you can dress up like complete and total nonsense and you don't get a second look. When you are encouraged to make your own clothes and don't get a face of disapproval from your buds when they come out looking awful (hey, you tried).
This year I did costumes for Bee and Puppycat, a new AMAZING cartoon series by Natasha Allegri that is super good and hilarious and you should check it out! She had a Kickstarter to raise money to make more episodes which I obviously backed (edit: which she knocked out of the park). She also is a crew member on Adventure Time so she already earned all the awesome points.
Here are Bee (the girl) and Puppycat (the puppy/cat) in a scene from the 1st episode:
For Puppycat I made a super cozy face hat out of sweatshirt fleece and used felt for the eyes, eyebrows, and nose. The mouth I machine embroidered, thank you zig zag stitch! and the collar thing was like a weird mini airplane neck pillow (those things are the worst) with a velcro closure stuffed with polyfil and a felt bell.
Here's a work in progress photo of the bee on Bee's sweatshirt I made out of felt:
The finished sweatshirt, made from scratch. I tried to find the right color sweatshirt online and was just going to make the bee but no one had it, not even American Apparel. Ridiculous, so I made it myself.
(I actually had both tones of yellow sweatshirt fleece/rib knit in my inventory)
If that's not destiny I don't know what is!
Detail shot of the felt appliqué Bee
Now in progress photos of my Puppycat Hat:
Done! On my fantastic model:
Accessories! Bee's hair and shoe bows and Puppycat's tail
AND a bonus double cat pic!
(Teeny is so confused)
Onto next Halloween!!