Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Candyland Crossover: The Crafting Con Blog Tour



I am so excited to be part of the Crafting Con Blog Tour.  If you don't know about Crafting Con, it is a competition for the geek in all of us!  For the next year, there will be themes each month for someone of our most favorite movies, books and games.  You can find out more information HERE.
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Today I wanted to share a little spin on one of my favorite childhood games, Candyland.  I know you love it too!  We spent hours and entire summers working our way up to King Kandy Castle.  I remember wishing it really existed so I could visit and eat all day long.  



My favorite characters were always Princess Lolly and Lord Licorice.  I do love a good lollipop and everyone loves licorice.  And since they are rivals, I knew it would work perfect for siblings.  
Candyland Casual for Crafting Con by GYCT Designs

Now, if you ask my son he would have LOVED an entire outfit out of Licorice.  But as I wanted a more "practical" take on Lord Licorice, he had to settle for just a regular cape.

Candyland Casual for Crafting Con by GYCT Designs

To make his cape, I used the Free Superhero Cape pattern I have on my blog.  I decided to make one side solid black and the other red and white argyle.  He loves it.  Wears it all the time and is a superhero.  (Although, it was made for a villain!)


Candyland Casual for Crafting Con by GYCT Designs

For the rest of his outfit, I wanted to do a little color blocking.  It is a great way to make a boys clothing look very modern and unique.  I started with a raglan top because Lord Licorice has such awesome "sleeves".  I made licorice red sleeves and then added a band of red down the chest line.


Candyland Casual for Crafting Con by GYCT Designs

His pants are actually the Classic Chinos Pattern from Peek-a-Boo Patterns (affiliate).  Made them red, as Lord Licorice loves red!  Overall, I think it is a fun take on Lord Licorice.

Candyland Casual for Crafting Con by GYCT Designs

Princess Lolly is all about the lollipop!  I thought long and hard about how to make the lollipop but not have a crazy costume.  I finally decided on applique.
Candyland Casual for Crafting Con by GYCT Designs




I cut out circles and then cut a spiral through the circle to make the lollipops.  Then stitched them down.

Candyland Casual for Crafting Con by GYCT Designs

 For the shirt, I used the Tinley Tee Pattern.  


I took the band and cut out about 2" sections of pinks and purples and pieced them together to give it the look of the playing board squares.

Candyland Casual for Crafting Con by GYCT Designs

The leggings are self drafted and self dyed.  I love to make my own leggings and dye them.  You can get them the color you need so much easier then searching around town.  (You can get the tutorial on dying your own leggings on the blog.)

Candyland Casual for Crafting Con by GYCT Designs

For her cardigan, I used Peekaboo Pattern's V-Neck Cardigan (affiliate). 

As you can see, they enjoy their outfits.


Make sure to check out what some of the other's on the blog tour are sharing, PLUS, stay tuned for the fun themes coming up.  I am exciting to be competing during November for the Hunger Games Challenge!!



5 comments:

  1. I already loved the sneak peeks and love the full outfits even more! Especially all the colorblocking on the tees! Thanks so much for playing along I can't wait to see what you come up with in November :)
    Amy

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  2. Nice. Love me some candy land and you take is quite tasty ;)

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  3. Awesome job - I love the argyle cape the most I think!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! I love me some argyle

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