Tuesday, October 5, 2010

the monkey (simplicity 3594)

Time to show you another costume!!

This was from three years ago when Xavier was 2-1/2 years old.  It was super cold that Halloween, and I made him into a little monkey using Simplicity #3594.  The costume and the pattern themselves were not super complicated, but if you're going to use faux fur, just know that you're in for a challenge.

Overall, I love this costume, but it still kills me that I didn't realize until too late that the fur was definitely directional, and if you look close, this little monkey's fur is growing up his body, not down.

If you want something more simple, the vest could easily be made and put on top of brown clothes, but the hat (also easy) would have to be mounted on some sort of headband, or something.


Luisa said...

That is so stinking cute!! Love it.

Lani said...

I like it even with the hair going the "wrong direction"!!!