Have you’ve seen the Ice Age movies?
This is Buck, a weasel. As Lucas quotes the movie: “My name is Buck. Short for Buckminster. Long for Buuuuuuuuuuck.”
There’s been much talk about their costumes around here. And finally it was decided that Buck it was for him. Then, I come in to their conversation. How are we going to make it.
We’ve never bought a new costume, and it’s not our thing I guess. We make them with what we have on hand, or try to find pieces at the thrift store, that can work. So, when I saw this dress, I knew it was the perfect piece to start with. I figured, for $4, I could give it a try.
I’ve never really worked with ‘stretchy cotton’.
It was a little more work, but it wasn’t too bad.
I had to make it into a suit. I first drew it to fit Lucas.
Took the elastic out.
But because Lucas was gone that day, I left it as long as the dress went, to cut it once he tried it on.
Sewed it around.
Added elastic on top for the neck, since it was a much bigger dress, we wanted the neck to fit tighter.
Then I added a piece of ‘belly fabric’ that I had in my stash (for times like these…. you know, you never know when you need some belly fabric like this.)
Then the ears. From the fabric that was left, I made a hood with ears. Because they had to be stiff, I put cardboard underneath, and pipe cleaners all around to make them stick up a little.
And added some fur for the eyebrows.
And I think that was all for this part. We made a “knife with the dinosaur bone”, and the eye patch, and our little Buck, was a happy guy.