The purple monster costume is finally finished! And about time, too. Maia asked for it way back in May and I dawdled (and dawdled some more), partly because I had no idea how to go about making one and partly because I couldn't find much time to sew.
But we picked out the fabric together (purple crushed velvet, of course) a while back, and I sketched up a possible translation of her awesome drawing (above), and eventually it all came together.
I was winging it the whole time, but am pretty happy with how the costume turned out.
I attached the spikes (stiffened with heavyweight pellon) along the pant seams as well as along the top of the arms and around the edge of the hood. I altered a purple long-sleeve t-shirt as the top, which made it a little easier, I think, although maybe I'm fooling myself. It looks cool, anyway. And makes me want to experiment with altering more t-shirts.
The only thing that I'm not so happy with is is the hood. It needs some tweaking. I was hoping the spikes would stand up and out, away from her face, but am not sure how to make them do that. Any ideas? Maia's completely in love with the costume, though, so maybe I shouldn't worry about it!
The pants have a fold-over yoga-style waistband, which worked out really well.
Now I'm just wondering what she'll dress up as for her birthday party! A princess or a monster? Or maybe a costume change half way through?