Friday, November 4, 2011

How to Tame Your Lion

For Halloween, Charlotte was a lioness, and Barrett was her lion tamer. 

Naturally, he immediately took to this role...

 As a sweet bit of history, Kristopher was a lion tamer for a preschool play when he was three.  Who would have thought that lion taming runs in the family??

Little Kristopher
I didn't know where to find a toddler lion tamer costume, so I thought I'd try to make one.  This is probably the most ambitious sewing project I've taken on so far, mostly because I'm very intimidated by the complicated and precise construction of a tailcoat.  If you squint your eyes and turn your head to the side, it could pass as a lion tamer costume....
Black velvet pants
Red velvet jacket
"Whip" made from cardboard and a strip of velvet
Black top hat with red velvet trim and lion
Back of coat -- little tails!!
Barrett loved trick-or-treating and says a pretty solid "trick or treat" when he gets up to the door too~~  Although, it was so much fun for him to run up to the front door with all the other children and see the nice people open the door, that he'd say trick or treat, look around excitedly for a minute, and then run down the sidewalk to the next house, without ever getting candy!  Ha!  Something tells me that he won't forget that crucial part as he gets a little older...

In reality, Charlotte didn't need much taming.  She is a pretty laid back lioness as it is.

Happy Halloween!

1 comment:

  1. Adorable little Trick or Treaters! The lion tamer costume turned out to be a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Great work, Rebecca!! Sure seemed that sweet Charlotte was happy being a little lioness and, btw, is it possible for Barrett to look any more like his Daddy did at about the same age? EXCEPT for his eyes . . . he definitely has Mama's eyes!