There weren’t any new costumes as a result of my own effort this year. But I did serve as support staff for friends who were creating.
My godson J needed a costume for a school parade. The school encouraged parents to get involved and help make them at home. That meant that Mom and Dad turned to the crafterhours empire for cheerleading after finding this tutorial on Threadbanger.
J’s dad, Curt, really didn’t need much cheerleading. A thrifted shirt, pants and sheet are all the materials required. The tutorial includes a great video with its own guy-style cheerleading. (“You can’t mess it up. It’s a mummy costume.”)
The best part of the construction process was Curt in the sewing seat, with his self-designed ninja headband. Apparently this is critical to development. He was in complete control of the sewing, I just helped with the bobbin once or twice.