Friday, December 6, 2013

Hatty Hattington Costume from BattleBlock Theater

This Halloween, I made my son a Hatty Hattington costume, a character he chose from the BattleBlock Theater video game.  We were both pleased with how it turned out.

The hat was papier mache using a Quikrete cement forming tube from Home Depot and a styrofoam wreath (for the brim) from Michaels.  Before I clued it to the top of the cardboard box, I laced a bike helmet (using cording rope) from the inside to the top of the box for stability.  The 12" x 12" cardboard box is painted white and scrapbook paper cutouts are glued on.  I cut a hole for him to see out of and glued in a white sheer fabric.

I sewed the cravat from this pattern using a top I found at the thrift store.  I would make it longer next time.