The best American holiday. No contest. Don’t even try to argue–you will lose. So, every year I dress up. I think one year when I was 14 or something I was in a weird stage where I was like too old to go out, and I didn’t really have many friends who had parties or whatever, so I had no reason to dress up. But ever since then, I always dress up. And I always make my costume. ALWAYS.
What’s the point of a pre-packaged costume? Or of a costume bought at Victoria’s Secret (yes, they make costumes). Or of a costume made out of your lingerie, some tights, and some animal ears? Really, you should just stay home and be alone and cry. Because Halloween is not for you.
So this year, us here at BossnotBoss decided to make our costumes from scratch in honor of one of our favorite cartoons, Adventure Time. Now, if you haven’t heard of Adventure Time, you better download every episode after you read this post and watch it day and night until your eyes bleed. But for those of you who do know about our friends Finn the Human and Princess Bubblegum, you will recognize our disguises :)
It was super fun making these costumes. Chris is a genius pattern maker and I am a top notch seamstress. So the two of us work really well together despite the few hours we had. Some of the items made were:
Finn’s backpack – crazy circle pattern stuffed with straps (I can’t believe Chris came up with that pattern in his head)
Finn’s animal eared hoodie – another crazy pattern made by Chris that I didn’t understand while I was sewing
Finn’s sword – painted cardboard is a super easy and affordable material to make accessories out of
Princess Bubblegum’s dress – 1950s extremely altered dress with handmade bubble sleeves, purple collar and belt
Princess Bubblegum’s crown – another painted cardboard accessory
If you guys had amazing costumes this year, send us some pics or links in the comments! We would love to see them!