Inspiration struck and I decided to make Colton into Charlie Brown! The hardest part...scouring the mall for a yellow polo shirt. After dragging the kids through about 10 stores, bribing them with carousel rides and letting them play some games in a kids store, I finally found a yellow polo shirt at Burlington Coat Factory.
I paid $4.31 for this shirt. The biggest problem with it...all that embroidery! It took a few hours in front of the TV to rip all those stitches out, but I eventually did it. (and I only created one hole in the shirt)
After that, I pulled the shirt over piece of cardboard and measured out and marked my chevron stripe.
I then mixed up my black acrylic paint and fabric medium to make fabric paint. I then painted the stripe with lots of brush strokes. I didn't want a solid stripe because I remembered in the comics that it was typically done with more of an artistic brush stroke flair.
Once I let that dry, the next day I put Colton in it and I had myself the cutest Charlie Brown ever! I also think this Charlie Brown will get more than a rock when it comes time for some trick-or-treating.
This costume cost me $4.31. All I had to buy was the shirt. I had the paint and fabric medium on hand already and Colton had a pair of black shorts too. Even if you did have to buy fabric paint and shorts/pants...I am sure the whole thing would still cost less than $10. If you can't find a yellow polo shirt, check out Hobby Lobby or Michaels for a plain yellow shirt.
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