Well, with all that space stuff going on, it was really easy to pick a costume for my son for the "fat tuesday" party in his kindergarden - ASTRONAUT! And it's a costume without weapons, so the teacher was happy, too...
It's not a complete Buzz replica, I wanted to make something he could wear on other occasions, too.
Here is what I did:
I used a sweat shirt fabric in white and bright green :-)
I folded a pair of Mr. Turtles pants and traced them onto the white fabric
I did the same thing with a long sleeved shirt - traced half the shirt front on the folded fabric, then the arms. The back is the same as the front, the neckline is a little higher.
I made the whole thing a little bigger to create that space suit look
I layed out all of my pieces to make sure I didn't forget anything and started on the green accents.
The front of the shirt gets two green "breastplates". I simply eyeballed the size and cut a nice curve - the only thing that matters at this point is that the middle part (= the curve) looks nice. It is totally fine if the pieces are too big.
The front also gets a green border on the bottom.
The sleeves get a little accent at the ellbow (eyeballed it again) and also a green border.
pin everything in place - you could fuse them together, I simply had no mistyfuse or anything at home :-)
It probably looks something like that from the back now
Stitch everything in place with a zig-zag stitch
I also attached the green borders to the legs at this point, I figured it made sense ;-)
I top stitched them, too - it looks neat.
Now I cut off the excess fabric from the green panels.
I closed one shoulder seam, folded the neck band in half and sewed it to the neckline. After that I closed the other shoulder seam and topstitched everything.
Pinned sleeves in place and sewed them in. Sleeves and body get stitched in one seam
The Pants are very straight forward - just simple pants with an elastic waistband.
Voilá - a little astronaut!
This was surprisingly easy and fast to make. I'll post how to make the jet pack at another time - Mr. Turtles made it almost by himself.
I am posting a link to the Project Run and Play website... they are doing auditions for the next season. I would love to be part of this and make some cool boy stuff, but i don't think I've got a shot, everything there is so amazing...