Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ellies Couture Halloween

So...we didn't bring a Halloween costume for Ellie...because we are in Qatar and we figured they probably don't celebrate Halloween here right? Wrong. 
Apparently there are enough Americans that Halloween and trick or treating here exist. So, we found this picture (above) of a mermaid costume online and took it to a local tailor at the souq. We also went fabric shopping at the souq for the material for the costume.  We asked for a couple of small changes like sleeves but otherwise kinda left what they did up to them (as long as it looked like a mermaid).  They measured Ellie up, took our picture and fabric, and told us to come back in a week.

Here is a picture of the tailor shop.
Ellie getting her measurements taken.

 Checking out the final product with the tailor.
 So cute!!!  We love how it turned out and can't wait to take Ellie out for her first trick or treating experience (in Qatar of all places)!!
 Just in case you are wondering, this whole costume cost us less than $30 for the fabric and tailoring...which I thought was pretty dang awesome.  I'm going to have a hard time keeping myself in check because how cool would it be to go and have a bunch of dress up clothes made??!!


Lori Allen said...

She's adorable! So happy she can trick or treat! Wish I was there to give her a sweet treat. love and miss you guys!