01 November 2012

there goes my alligator


right after halloween last year i asked the little what she wanted to be next year. she said ALLIGATOR ! i have no idea where this impulse came from but i was happy that it was an alligator rather than a princess so i smiled. i said that i would check with her again before halloween time and lo and behold she hadn't changed her mind. ALLIGATOR ! RO-AR ! 

i looked, but knew i wasn't going to find a costume that i liked - they were all bright green, or looked more like dragons. so of course i made one. in parts. little by little. it took a couple of weeks. if you follow me on instagram you saw the progress.... and the result ?








the most fun part really was the tail. it was HUGE. of course i knew that she wouldn't really wear the head for long - i bribed her with potential candy consumption so she'd let me photshoot at home. she did wear the hands for a long time - until she got too hot... so in the end i was part alligator too :



i'd be fine if she wants to be a ghost or mummy next year. heh heh. but of course her wish will be my command. even if it's a princess [although i will lobby hard against that]. 


happy halloween. hope you all had fun ! the little is overjoyed with her candy haul. and she chewed gum for the first time.... !!! 

p/s radmegan is offering a giveaway of knot thread stitch on her blog... you can enter to win !

11 comments:

Vanessa Uttaro said...

That costume is fantastic!! My niece has been a princess every year, no matter how much we tell her how lame it is.

Sophia said...

This is the funniest post Lisa. I'm laughing at it all. I love that you went all out on this costume. Super. Fantastic.

Kathryn said...

So cute! This year Zoey decided one hour before kickoff to make her own costume, a black cat - you'll get to look forward to watching your little one sewing away in a couple of years I bet. It's so nice to see some homemade outfits out there, way too rare these days!

Sonya Philip said...

It is so, so perfect! I had to do some bribing of my own for my guy's pirate costume - "You couldn't find your hat, so wear your beard!"

shari said...

such an adorable costume! i love the long tail. hope you all had fun trick-or-treating. xo

Jesse Lu Bain said...

OMG! Little looks adooooooooorable. What a great costume. I had one of my third graders tell me she was going to be a koala bear. It's so wonderful to see imagination come straight from the babes.

Heather said...

This is just the greatest ever! I love the thought of her seeing these photos as a grown up and being like "Whoah, mom!!" Lucky little. :-)

Anonymous said...

AMAZING, FANTASTIC, WONDERFUL fun! Thanks for sharing such lovely photos. I hope your heart was warmed as much as mine was...

Katrina said...

oh. em. gee. that is amazing! gorgeous costume, lisa. and i like the mama alligator version in the red dress too. much fun. xo

Gracia said...

That tail is especially fabulous and worthy of swishing.

xo

louise said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC!Both Alligator and part Alligator look completely terrific. xolj