First I made this viking costume for my youngest. It was made mostly with my crochet hook. Something I haven't picked up in quite a long time. I made the beard first - It is a free download from Ravelry. Then I made the hat to go with it.
My son specifically requested I helmet with a broken horn. Luckily I found a perfect one on Ravelry as well.
The pattern had a few errors in it, but if you are good at deciphering those out it is a nice helmet to make.
Finally I draped him in fake fur and he was ready to go.
Every Halloween my husband's work puts on a Halloween party for the kids. It is usually a week before Halloween. This year they did it a little early and I had to have all the costumes done by the 19th. My second youngest was still undecided as to what he wanted to be the Monday before the event. Finally I convinced him to be something that I could make really quick: A Catcus
I found him some green sweat pants and shirt. I really wanted a hoodie, but wasn't able to find one, so I bought an extra shirt, cut it up, and made him a hat to match
Then I sewed on over 200 white pipe cleaners.
I folded them in half and zig zagged them onto the sweat shirt.
Then I added two yellow cactus flowers to finish it up.
It was a great night. The kids had a good time playing games and eating party food.
And to top the night off, the viking was one of the costume contest winners!
He got himself a $10 giftcard to Wal-Mart.