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General George Washington

Contest Photo by: tommieandole
Rosemount, MN
Category: Creative Creatures

Brief Description:

After learning about the Revolutionary War last February in Kindergarten, my son really got into learning more about George Washington. His school also put on a program in May with patriotic songs. After the program, he decided he wanted to be General George Washington for Halloween. He even could be found in front of the mirror practicing his speech to keep his men motivated for battle!

Materials:

The hat was his father's when he was young. The wig, sword & scabard are store bought. The boots were his old rain boots with black duct tape covering the fireman theme. The coat, vest & knickers are made from a wool blend of fabric. The shirt is actually a dicky made from remnant fabric & lace.

Time to Create:

It took approx. 6 hours to make.
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