I'll start with Finn as he was the most work (for me) but really defined everyone else's costumes.
|Finn with his best friend Jake, the dog|
|My little Finn|
For this costume I absolutely needed the hat and backpack. It was nearly impossible to find exact color matches for the shirt and shorts, especially at this time of year, so I went with a sky blue shirt he already owned and found the fleece pants (perfect color) at Walmart and hemmed them (my first time hemming!).
I bought the sword and the stuffed Jake at ToysRUs as I'm not quite ready to attempt to make a stuffed animal. And to be honest, my time was rather limited.
I found a pattern for the hat online. I ended up making two hats (and lots of mistakes...keep in mind this was my first time sewing something that wasn't a quilt/tag blanket) and discarded the first as I didn't like the placement of the "ears" (though I'm thinking it might be my winter hat!). I also went back into this one to reinforce the ears with popsicle sticks, though they were still a little floppy.
|I had my usual "helpers"|
For his backpack I ended up covering up a round pillow form and sewing on straps and a button. You can't imagine my frustration when I realized the straps were two colors, but at that point it was too late and I had run out of fabric and time.
The Finn costumes I found online sort of stopped at the shorts, but I felt it was important to roll his white socks and put on dark shoes.
And there you have it!