Start of Sisu

In my previous post, you saw that I made a matching Noi costume for my youngest daughter. Well, I’m working on a Sisu costume for my oldest daughter! So far, I’ve made the base of the costume and will be adding the tail, head, fur, and other details onto it. It’s made with anti-pill fleece, so it’s very soft and fluffy!

Incomplete Sisu costume on a toddler

For the base pattern, I wanted to use either McCall’s M7852 or Simplicity S9347. I ended up finding both at my local Joann, so I just picked the McCall’s one.

McCall's M7852 and Simplicity S9347 pattern images

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Little Noi

Of course, I can’t pass up the chance to have my kids match with my costumes. I made a Noi outfit for my youngest daughter!

Completed Noi costume on a baby and on its own

I did simplify the design quite a bit because I wanted to make sure it was comfortable for my little one. (And also because she’s going to wear it once for this Halloween and then never again.)

I started by choosing comfortable fabrics that had a bit of a stretch. Everything except for the belt is made from jersey fabric. The belt is made with non-stretch cotton.

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Raya’s pants completed

I completed another part of my Raya cosplay, and it’s the pants!

Completed Raya's pants, front and back views

I wasn’t sure what type of fabric to use at first. I was originally looking for some twill, but I ended up finding some olive-colored demin and went with it!

The pattern took me a few tries to get correct. I started by making some basic baggy pants, but the fit just didn’t seem to match the loose fit that Raya has. I adjusted the pant legs a couple times and also how the crotch sits, and this is what I ended up with.

Pattern for Raya's pants

As for the front flap, I originally didn’t think it was connected to the pants and that it was some sort of pants cover that went over both sides of the pants. Well, I ended up re-watching parts of the movie and screenshotting uh… basically Raya’s butt… and realized that the flap was only on the front part and seemed to be part of the pants itself.

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