Thursday, 26 September 2013

Halloween Characters

My son used to be mad on Halloween.  He loves everything spooky.  He used to love to wear a skeleton suit.  Next was a werewolf costume.
When he had his tonsils out he asked for a witch like the one in the Wizard of Oz.  As that film is from 1939 there isn't a great deal of film merchandise in the shops at the moment.  So I had to make him a witch. 
I absolutely love the maileg elves so I took these as my inspiration.  I really want to make an advent elf sometime.  That is on my list (it is a very long list).
from here 
Here are the maileg elves.  I had to make the nose much more pointy and the head was the hardest part.  I also needed a brim on the hat.
I always planned on making a dress.  I still am planning on making a dress.
That is a wart on the chin.  The hair is made from yarn and it is just perfect because the yarn just makes it so ratty.  Can't remember the name of it but it was extra ratty yarn.
Then once I had made this my son wanted me to make a skeleton.  I found this one on spoonflower.
The skeleton came with a dress which is like a pumpkin which I also made but I think he looks best without.  He is a friendly skeleton according to my son.  The fabric is very thin and so skellie is more of a decoration than a toy.  I have had to mend a few seams when he has come apart.  His arms and legs are joined on with buttons which is very cute.
Then ghost came along too to join this scary family.
Now I think we have moved on to starwars.  Also, he doesn't want to wear costumes all the time.  All part of growing up I guess. 


  1. What a great idea for the legs on the witch! She really does look as if she came straight off the 1939 movie screen! The skeleton is very cute, too.

  2. that's so cute!! the witch's red and white "stockings" are perfect!

    Thank you so much for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  3. Marianne .....your holoween characters are so cute.

  4. Your son is lucky to have someone as talented as you to make his Halloween dreams come true! You did a wonderful job with the witch and skeleton!

  5. So cute, this is something I'm sure your son will never forget!

    Thank you for linking up with TGIFF!

    Have a great weekend! :) Megan @ Cherry Valley Designs

  6. OMG the skeleton is my favorite...but I do love them all! They are just so darling. I would love it if you'd share it at our link party this week!

  7. Cute. I love that skeleton, so fun.

  8. Wonderful makes! I especially love your witch :)

  9. Your dolls have characters! How lovely and creative. Lovely legs for the witch! I will pin them to make them for my granddaughters. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Love those dolls not to scary at all LOL. even when he is a big boy with children of his own he will remember this time. Cheers Glenda

  11. really great dolls!!! wish I could make things like that but don't seem to have the talent for it.LOL

  12. Adorable!!! Pinned to my Halloween board. I posted Scrappy Fall banner to the party:)

  13. Love the skeleton for sure. It all looks good together. I love sewing projects like these.
    We would love to have you share with us at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. Your recipes and ideas would be a hit with our crowd. It would be our honor to have you join us!