If half of the title sounds like gibberish to you, you are not alone. I mean…I mostly keep up on what my boys are into, but when they told me what they wanted to be for Halloween this year, my initial reaction was, “Say what??”
Owen wanted to be Clutch Powers…he’s a Lego character and a recent obsession, which explains my confusion. Luckily, his get up is pretty basic.
Really, the only drawback to his costume is that the chances are high that people won’t know who he is or that he is dressed up.
I guess I could have made him a real Lego person with yellow hands and such, but as long as Owen is happy with this version, I’m happy to not have to figure all that out. :)
I made the coat using Peekaboo Patterns’ Pea Coat pattern. I trimmed back the front pieces to accommodate the zipper, and then added cargo pockets from Blank Slate Patterns’ Coastal Cargo Pants pattern. I added buttons to the pockets and black top-stitching, which I think looks a little more Lego like. I also added some pin tucks to the back and front to mimic the folds in Clutch’s jacket.
The inside is lined with black fleece and the tan twill is some Walmart $1.50 fabric I have been hoarding in my stash. The rest of his outfit is comprised of simple store bought blue jeans, a white button up shirt and the Lego belt I made for him years ago.
Clutch has a red Lego patch on his arm. I thought about painting one on, but then decided to use a printed sticker so that Owen can use this as a regular jacket after Halloween is over.
Well…that was my plan anyway. It seems that Owen is having a bit of a growth spurt and this size 8 jacket is wearing a bit short in the sleeves already!
The perplexing part for me was figuring out which version of which Ninjago he wanted to settle on. After changing his mind quite a bit, he settled on Jay DX. The last two letters refer to the stage of training the ninja is at and each stage has it’s own outfit and look. There are several versions of four different ninjas. And I thought girls were particular! ;)
Jay DX is basically wearing pajamas with a dragon on it, and a mask and a belt. So, I used Peekaboo Patterns’ Alex & Anna Winter PJs pattern.
I eyeballed the dragon on some freezer paper and paint this little gold guy on. I hurried the paint process so there are some stray smudges, but overall it mostly turned out better than I thought it would.
I made the mask in a similar fashion to last year’s masks, but turned the seam to be visible from front to back. I think it looks more official ninja this way. :)
To say that Reid loves it, is an understatement. :)
Honestly, I love and hate Halloween sewing. I hate the stress of making these costumes I usually leave to the last minute (my own fault, I know) but I love seeing how happy it makes my kids.
Trick or treating, here we come!