It's Mr. W.'s first Halloween. Yay for getting to dress a baby in a funny costume! I thought about going the pre-made costume route (particularly since I can't sew) but I just never found anything I liked well enough, plus I had no idea what size he'd be on Halloween. Three-month clothes are just now starting to fit him (!)
So he's going to be a lumberjack instead. I found the perfect tiny red-and-black plaid coat:
The finishing touch, I think, will be a beard. I want to make one out of felt.
I Googled "baby beard template" and came up with some really weird stuff, but just "beard template" yielded lots of options. I think I'm going to adapt this one for Mr. W.'s little face.
I also noticed the creator of that template has an Etsy shop that sells, you guessed it...fake beards.
The shop is called I Made You a Beard and it's full of...awesomeness. She's got all kinds of fake beards and beard-related art. I kind of want this moustache merit badge to pin on Mr. W.'s jacket.
JB and I are thinking about dressing up as a lumberjack and lumberjane - so we're a whole lumberjack family - for when we take Mr. W. trick-or-treating at our parents' houses.
What about you? Are you dressing up for Halloween, and what are you going to be?
*P.S. 10/21/10: I just realized I'll probably get a lot of weird Google hits thanks to the title of my blog post. Whoops. So if you are still reading this and you are looking for a beard of the non-Halloween-costume persuasion, this is not the blog for you. I'm sorry for the confusion, and happy hunting.