Tuesday, October 28, 2008

a hula girl

That's what my 6 year old daughter is going to be for Halloween this year. I thought that it would be a fun and easy costume to make. Also, it is the first year that she has finally let me talk her into dressing up as something other than a Disney princess:) Here is what we have done so far:
Is there anything that you can't make with a little elastic and some felt?
We still are going to make flowers to go around her neck, wrists and ankles...and a head piece. We also need to find something warm to wear underneath, because it gets pretty cold here at night.... thinking some thick tights and a long sleeved leotard or shirt? Overall, I think that it turned out really cute!
P.S. I got all this great felt from feltorama on Etsy. It is a great eco-felt made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. I really like the thickness and texture of it. Especially, compared to some of the other craft felts that I have used.

Okay...now I have to share some of my Etsy hula girl finds!

I absolutely love this crocheted hula girl outfit from UniquelyEwe:

Your son wants to play too? Look at this great boy's leaf skirt from sandcookies:

This purse by plumeriakidz is sooo cute:

...and look this little hula pin by ennadesign:

Having a luau party? Look at these great invitations by walkerdill:

something for baby by bebebrent:

a custom portrait by twinklestarart:

a stunning stained glass panel by SquidSuffis:

and last, but certainly not least, this wonderful hula girl doll by SilverFairyCreations:

Isn't this little dancing hula girl cute? You can get her here:

need some free Hawaii/hula themed clip art? You can find a bunch here:

...and here is a bead set that I made a while back:



Grove Designs Co, aka Kriskropmemories said...

I am truly impressed, everyone assumes because I am what they call "crafty" that homemade costumes should be a breeze. Every year I want to make them for my boys and every year I draw a complete blank. So when I see your daughters costume all I can say is hats off to you. In my house Indiana Jones from Toys R Us won :)

kim* said...

saving bebebrent too cute! your baby is ganna love the hoola outfit you cam eup with.

threemoonbabies said...

Thanks! I did cheat... and buy my other two kids' costumes:)