History Behind the Costume

Alex is a little obsessed with Santa. 

He LOVES, I repeat LOVES Santa! 

I think the obsession started last year when we watched Elf with him.  You know the movie with Will Ferrell where he’s a human who was raised by Santa elves?  Since then anyone with a beard is “Ho Ho”. Any present is a “Ho Ho” present.  This movie was on pretty much every day in the summer – even if just for a few minutes (good thing Matt and I like it).  Anything Christmas is “Ho Ho”.  And since for the longest time Alex wasn’t speaking a lot, we figured if he could say “Ho Ho”, then a Santa costume was for our little man.

Alex LOVED the idea!  So when we saw a costume in the Sears catalogue – we ordered it.  But then the notice of it being backordered until November came. So we tried to think of something else he could be – but Alex wanted to be “Ho Ho”. 

So out came my sewing machine.  Luckily I found a very easy pattern at our local fabric store, since at this point I had just a few days to get this thing together.  But in actuality it took less than 3 hours to make – not bad.  I made it a size 3, so it should fit again around Christmas next year (if he is still into St. Nick).

Once the costume was put together however, do you think I could get this boy to wear it? Nope.  Took 2 days to get him interested in wearing it.   But even when we did get it on Alex, and he was loving it…

he would change his mind.

One other cute thing.  While trick or treating, Alex started to finally stay Thank You – “ti ti”!