Party Rocking at school tonight!
|Costume type:||Costumes for Boys|
This homemade costume for boys entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest.
My son decided he wanted to be like Redfoo in the Party Rock Anthem video. No problem, so I thought! My first thing to do was to find a leather jacket that I could alter. Found one @/Goodwill ($6.50) and pants ($1.99) awesome I thought. Next I went searching EVERYWHERE for white canvas slip ons. Finally, found a pair @Dollar General ($8.00). Went out to buy 1yd of cheetah print material, glasses, 3 zippers, zebra print duct tape and black fabric paint. I already had the wig. After making my purchases, I realize what LMAFO stands for. Oh, my goodness! What would family say? I really thought the "f" meant "fat" no kidding! But then, I said to myself the video is what I'm trying to portray and I say a ok to the video just good clean fun.
First, I altered the jacket by unraveling one sleeve and added a zipper. The other side with the sleeve, I had to unravel first and then sew on the zipper and then zip the sleeve back on(more than 4 hrs!)since I'm a rookie seamtress. Then I added the zipper to the front for the look since this jacket was a button up. Then I had to cut the cheetah fabric and add it to the jacket by using iron on glue adhesive(long tedious work). This was very hard to do to the sleeve because of the tight space. Next same thing was done to the pants. First cut out material, position and iron on.
The shoes were free hand sketched(Party Rock) first on a piece of paper then I placed that paper onto the top of the shoes and used a push pin which left the lead tracing for me to go back and fill in with paint. No room for error or your shoes would be ruined. Only one pair of his size @ the store! Added zebra print to the bottom outline of the shoes.
I ordered the shirt online by luck when they became available. We put this all together and this is what he got. Believe me, he was so excited when he tried it on. I'm sure it helps when he sees how much time and effort I put into it. It was well worth it. This is probably his last time to do trick or treating(so he says). I wanted him to enjoy every bit of it. Hope you all enjoyed.