My husband and I were attending a Halloween Party on the weekend, so we had an excuse to get new costumes this year. I struggled with ideas. I like my costume to be economical and not thrown together (although I have done this in a pinch). My kids don't like to see us dress scary and they really don't like to see us dress gory. I cannot dress in an adult themed costume because that is something I am not willing to explain to the kids, so I was left searching for ideas. Finally, I stumbled across Dora and Boots and went with it.
My favourite part of the costume was backpack. I made the eyes and mouth in black, then cut the white of the eyes and the red of the mouth smaller. They are fused together with fusible interfacing then stitched down. I couldn't find a pattern, so I just winged it. My son drew maps face and coloured it for me. He did a great job! I love it. I hope my kids will play with it after Halloween.