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Halloween Edition: Jaguar Costumes

Niina Kivelä

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Guest Blogger: Rachel Lafigliola

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Oh Halloween, you are everything that is amazing about childhood, BAGS of candy and dress up, what could be better!?! My kids get so excited and it is absolutely infectious. I normally ask my kids quite early what they want to be for Halloween, and this year my oldest said a jaguar and my middle wanted to be a “cheetah-jaguar”. I asked how I was supposed to get these costumes and they simply told me to make them. I had no idea how to pull this off, but a few weeks later the Madison vest was released and I knew it would be the perfect pattern for the boys’ costumes. For the pants I used the Free to be Me pants without the leg elastic. The boys loved these costumes as soon as they saw them and I was deemed “The best mommy ever!”

The Madison vest is perfect for any little one who wants an animal costume from bunny to bear! I used minky and made a few modifications to the pattern for these vests. For the hood I added an elastic casing and ¼” elastic after sewing the main to the lining. This helps keep that hood stay tight around the face which is especially helpful for our chilly Halloween evenings here in Ohio. I also used buttons along the entire front, but hid them on the lining side of the vest.

For the pants I made the Free to be Me Pants in fleece. The only modification was I did not put the elastic in the legs at the ankle, but I think they would still work great for a costume with the elastic. Bonus is these will make great pj pants after Halloween!    

Don’t forget to enter the Little Lizard King Halloween costume contest before the 26th of October just send a picture of a costume you´ve created using Little Lizard King Pattern(s) with your contact information to niina@littlelizardking.com! I can’t wait to see what everyone makes!

Enjoy these adorable photos from our photo shoot. These boys were so excited, they were outside pouncing on each other and running around the yard before I could grab my camera and get to my shoes!