When I was thinking about how I wanted to do this I used my normal formula: how to make it warm enough for 20*F + a 6 year old to move in + not a ridiculous thing to sew. I knew I wanted to give it the appearance of a raccoon in a jumpsuit, without making 2 complete outfits to get into (remember, 6 year old...)
|my collage of inspiration|
I came up with the Bimaa Hoodie and the Hosh Pants patterns from Lou Bee Clothing as my base. My fabric wasn't a knit, so for the hoodie I added a stripe of black to the sides in rib knit, and made the sleeves a little looser. This works well, because he will need to wear another layer under this top part. I appliqued the top to represent the buckles and straps, and there is top stitching to accent that.
I combined the orange utility fabric with the raccoon fur in a simple color blocking. Thus giving us the illusion of a raccoon in a jumpsuit!
Eventually, and before Halloween, there will be black gloves, and the gun will be black. Its been raining a lot though and I couldn't leave the gun out to dry unattended while I was at work... that's weird for me to say.
It actually went together really quickly and other than the crazy amount of fur all over everything in my sewing space it wasn't a difficult sew. I was telling my mom last night that I am actually ahead of the game this year! I am not frantically sewing minutes before we walk out the door to a festive party! I have time to consider how I am going to put together our most difficult costume for the hubs.
Amazon came to the rescue with a mask, as that was probably the hardest idea. I had a plan, but then I found this and thought well, that makes things a whole lot simpler!
This is a true costume, and won't be worn everyday like Star Lord's coat is currently being used, so I didn't go to great lengths in finishing seams or anything. They have raw edges, and will fray a little if washed, but, I expect it will be fine.
do you like your costume Murphy?