This year I asked the little man what he wanted to be for Halloween. As in the past, we wanted to to family costumes. So far we have done Nintendo's Mario Cart, Pirates, and Toy Story. This year he decided we should be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You can check out the kids costumes and tutorial HERE
Now since the littles and their cousins are going to be TMNT, Mom and Dad had to be something else. The Little Man decided that Shredder would be the perfect idea for a costume. Of course, I, being the one who had to come up with the costume, was a little stumped. So when I heard that the Knight Hoodie Pattern was going to be coming out in teen and adult sizes, I knew it would be the place to start.
If you can't remember who or what Shredder looked like, you can see he has lots of spikes. I knew the Knight Hoodie Pattern would work well. Of course, I did have to change a few things. First, I needed 2 colors of grey sweatshirt fleece: one light and one dark.
For the spikes on the shoulder, I made a rounded shoulder pad and attached 4 spikes on each side. I did this instead of adding the Shoulder Armor.
I also lengthened the hoodie about 8 inches and added a black stripe through the middle just like Shredder's belt. My husband is tall and skinny so we needed the correct size but extra length.
Overall, I love how it turned out. I even told my husband that perhaps I should be Shredder instead of him. But he said no because he liked his costume.