Thursday, November 04, 2010

Don't Let The Pigeon Steal Your Halloween Candy

Do you remember two years ago, when I made Creed the Pigeon from our Favorite picture book, Don't Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus?  Well, guess what Creed was sure he wanted to be this year for Halloween . . . you guessed it, the Pigeon.  And of course the costume is WAY too small so I had to make a new one, but it was worth it because he was very excited about his new costume.
 I purposely made it too big because if he wants to be the Pigeon again next year, I am not making another pigeon costume.
 I made a couple of improvements to the costume (thanks to some help from my mom who happened to have some stiff fleece interfacing for the tail), but the biggest improvement is this time we had the Duckling from the books too!
 Here's an illustration from The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog incase you don't know what I'm talking about (In which case, you're missing out on the best book series ever.  Guaranteed to make your toddler giggle)

Ollie made a really sweet Duckling.

 Who wouldn't succumb to The Pigeon's charms?
 Creed made it trick-or-treating to all of four houses before he said he was finished and wanted to go home.  I told him we were going to stop by two more houses on our way home so my mom, who was with us, could say hi to her friends.  At both houses when they offered him candy, he replied, "No, thank you!"  How can he possibly be related to Larry, the Candy King?

18 comments:

Kate @ Love and Kate said...

First, LOVE the costumes! Amazing!! Second, I laughed out loud at the "No, thank you." Hilarious!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!!! Any chance you would be willing to do a tutorial on how to make it? That book is one of my favorites (even before my little guy came along) and I would love to try to make it for him next year. I have zero sewing skills, but I can follow directions really well :)

Thanks,
Danielle
dsmith1mcla@hotmail.com

Sephalo said...

I didnt know you made those costumes?! Well, your coolness factor just went up a million times (dont worry, you're already at the top anyways)

You are awesome, and your babies are too cute! Great job!

Larry said...

At one door, when offerred candy, Creed replied, "No thank you, I have enough."

Crazy kid!

But fantastic costumes though.

The Jensen Family said...

WOW. love the costumes! Jack is going to ask to be this next year after seeing these pictures.

kiki comin said...

Amazing costumes. Your blog is SO fun to look at!:)

Nikki said...

Oh, I feel like a broken record - but seriously, AMAZING costumes!! They look adorable!

Kristin said...

I know it's been said before, but you are AMAZING! Love the costumes. Your boys are so adorable and Creed is a crack up. Thanks for making me smile.

kirsten said...

I had to show my boys your costumes - they were in a mo willems mood today since we got the new piggie book from the library. they're impressed!

darcie said...

is that last house in draper?

Anonymous said...

i would like to make this for myself. would it be possible to share some tips with me? my email is gpermuy at gmail dot com.

Lauren Ditchley said...

Hello! What awesome costumes! So my son asked to be The Pigeon this year and the first thing I did was google costumes. Yours was the 1st hit! So great! Did you use a pattern of any sort? I was thinking a hoodie pattern and modify it?

Any recommendations would be great!

Anonymous said...

This costume is great! I'm hoping to have my son be the pigeon for Halloween but I haven't had any luck finding a pattern. Any chance you'd be willing to share your pattern or a tutorial? I am completely inexperienced at sewing so looking at a tutorial might make me realize I'm in over my head.

Could me email me your response either way: pkchavez77@gmail.com

Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Hey! I want to make an adult sized of this for Book Character Day. I am a teacher. Any tips, patterns, etc?? mval05@yahoo.com.

THANKS SO MUCH!

Anonymous said...

I know this post is really old, but is there any chance you have any tips or instructions on how you made this? I've been trying to find a pattern without much luck. Any tips or suggestions would be much appreciated!

myfairytalelife said...

Absolutely love!! Making one for my son tonight...is there a pattern you could direct me to? Or did you just wing it? If you could email me I would be so appreciative!! Chloe@mazmail.com

Sarah said...

Could you please please please send me the instructions for making this costume? It looks amazing!! sarahmarieross@gmail.com

jfoux said...

Wondering if you do have any instructions or advice for that amazing pigeon costume. If so my email is jennie.chalifoux@me.com. Thanks!