El Matador vs. El Toro
I decided to make homemade Halloween costumes this year. Huck as a matador and Milo as a bull.
For el Matador:
The inside shirt is a simple white button up dress shirt. I made the jacket from a pattern (New Look 6398), cutting it off just under the waist and not putting on the pockets. Since this was a quick and dirty job, I didn’t bother to line it, either. I used a slightly stretchy black fabric with a bit of a sheen to it that I found in a remnant bin and bright teal thread for the seams in a zigzag stitch. I added embellishments like a few gold buttons and red tassels, as well as lining the bottom with the same gold trim used for the pants. I made gold shoulder patches, which I decorated with a little puffy paint.
I used an old pair of velvet pants which I hemmed just below the knee and made a bit narrower. I then added gold Christmas ribbon and some braided gold trim along the outside seam.
The cape was very simple with gold on one side and bright red on the other, using the same gold trim to tie it over one shoulder.
The hat is made of felt with three small red tassels on each side. I didn’t use a pattern for this, I just looked at some pictures online and winged it. In hindsight the hat shouldn’t be quite so tall. The pink tights are from Target and the shoes were a $3 find at Wal-Mart. They’re shaped like cars, but they’re black!
For el Toro:
Milo’s costume was much simpler. I just found a plain brown sweatsuit set and attached stuffed horns with some black fabric marker to darken the tips and felt ears and hair. Steve suggests that I should pin some straws sticking out of Milo’s costume to look like banderillas.