First, we stuck on the google eyes with self-adhesive velcro. This means it's easy to remove them and replace them with other eyes.
We cut the teeth out of a large piece of stiffened felt and used those velcro strips to fasten them on as well. This means we can remove both the teeth and the eyes when washing the hoodie. It also means we can make different kinds of teeth, as well as eyes, and change the costume into other creatures for dress-up play. (Photos coming in a future post.)
Here is Luke modelling the dragon costume (those extra flames are, of course, a red feather boa). I wasn't able to get a really good shot of the costume in all its true magnificence because the very active dragon would not stay still long enough. I will try again later. Also, obviously, the hood is way too large for Luke although, judging from his reaction, I'm sure he'll wear it a lot anyway. If I had intended this for him in the first place and not his father, I would've purchased a much smaller (but still roomy) hoodie. I also haven't decided whether to put spines on the back of it or not. Maybe we'll try wings.
Happily, Luke's "sword-guy king" costume came in the mail today, too. There are going to be some glorious battles tonight when Daddy gets home.
Good King Luke is a moody character. At times, he can be ferocious:
At others, he is pensive:
And right now he is famished and calling for a feast. So I must be off!