Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Little Hippie

Today was retro day.  
Figuring out something for a 5 year old boy is nearly impossible I tell you... but we managed.
I found a lot of great inspiration, but on a tight budget and an even tighter schedule, I was at my wits end.  A couple people told me an easy way to create bell bottoms, but I didn't want to ruin the pants... so I just sewed the thighs of his pants a little tighter and crossed my fingers.  I'll unpick it when he gets home.  Luckily tie-dye is pretty "in" right now and he had this shirt from the summer.  Grandma & Aunt Michelle pulled through with the rest of the accessories.  I was afraid it was coming together a little schizophrenically with the Bob Marley hat and a bunch of nonsense for the rest, but it worked!

More inspiration for future boy retro costumes...
Marty McFly
Saved by the Bell
MC Hammer
80s basketball player
maybe even Top Gun

We just need to collect some high top sneakers, tight fitting pants, graphic tees, and long socks.
That's everything trendy these days.  
That was another part of my problem.  
I wanted it to look like we tried to dress up instead of just make the most of the day that uniforms were not required.

1 comment:

  1. That is so funny you mention "retro" is so in right now. Just the other day Paul had an old picture of Screech and a picture of some band members of today and they were practically dressed the same! LOL