Our 3 year-old loves fire trucks. He got a beautiful handmade fire truck from my dad last year for Christmas. I made him fire truck shorts this summer. He also got a fire hat and a hose that my dad made. So this year, despite how I don’t love Halloween, I figured I should step up and make some costumes for my sweet boys.
Note: Please don’t pin the photo of my kids! If you would like
to pin a photo of these costumes, I’m honored, but use one without them.
The fireman jacket is just made of felt, so it is unlined and unhemmed. I used
the bathrobe pattern from Sewing for Boys and adapted the collar feature. I made a size 2-3 T, which is enormous
despite the fact that my kid wears a 4T. I added felt stripes to the sleeves
and a felt emblem to the front.
We had the hat, as you can see from the duct tape, it has had a busy life. The
hose was made from a piece of tube and a plastic nozzle. (My dad
made it.) The back of the jacket was freezer-paper stenciled. I don’t have a Silhouette cutter, so I cut the stencil by hand.
Our youngest is still crawling so I figured he wouldn’t argue too much about
being the firedog.
The firedog costume was made from this pattern for kid pants. I took a little
off the length since my little guy wears more like an 18 month size. I used
fleece. I should’ve sewn the spots onto the pants before I assembled them. I
ended up safety-pinning on all the dots. The top is just a white onesie and has
dots safety-pinned to it, too. The hat was made using this tutorial and I added
the ears and face.
This little fireman loves to pretend and help anyone who may be “sick or
hurt”. It took me awhile to get the motivation to make the costumes for these
little guys, but I’m glad they’re done. I remember my first Halloween costume,
so hopefully our oldest will remember his, too!
*Oh, by the way, have you noticed how I've started a comprehensive list of all my projects? You can find it in the "project gallery".*