Hello sweet people! It’s Carnaval around here and I’ve been busy making a costume for my girl. This year she choose Jessie from Toy Story movies and I couldnt be happier when she told me her choice. Yes, I’ve been secretly wanting to make this costume since she started asking for Halloween and Carnaval costumes so YAY! 😀
It was a pretty easy one. The shirt is store bought, just added the details in yellow, orange and white felt. Also used some fabric markers to add the embroidery like details. The cowgirl trouser “protective thingies” (seriously I don’t know how those are called hahah) were really quick to make but I bought much more fabric than I needed so I may force someone to have a cute cow costume in the future… hahahaha
The hair was the hardest part for me. I started by making a braid that was supposed to be attached to her own hair, because usually she hates wigs. But then she started saying she wanted a wig so I decided to try Dana’s super cool tutorial (here) which I’ve been wanting to try ever since I first saw it.
The tutorial is easy to follow and I really liked it, however I made de mistake of using the braid I already had, and since the wool was kind of thick my first try ended up a bit messy. To make it worse the inside beanie (made from old tights) was small… That’s what happens when you decide to make it all without trying the beanie first on the person that is going to use it… sigh So starting over was my only option. This time I bought some thinner wool (my husband found the perfect color for it), and a swim cap that I knew would have space for her head and own hair too. ehehehe It worked pretty good and she was so so happy when she saw it! Total Win!
We even added the cord to be pulled like real Jessie has. 😀 Bruno made it from a piece of TV cable. It’s attached with a KAM snap, so she can take it off she wants. 😉
Here’s little sister trying to pull it! 😀
Like looking in the mirror! heheh
The hat was a super lucky find from Flying Tiger, it had some black trimmings that we removed and replaced with white thread all-around. Worked perfect!
F. originally wanted to dress has Po from Kung Fu Panda, but somehow we managed to change her mind into a store bought costume. She calls it her Super Princess costume and I think it suits her well. 🙂 I have to confess I feel a bit of mommy guilt for not having made the panda costume for her but she seems pretty happy too so I guess I shouldn’t worry that much… there’re still plenty costumes in our future so maybe she gets it next time. 😉
Happy Carnaval! Hugs. ❤