At some point in time, I stumbled upon an Etsy Shop called the Yub Nub Shop. The owner hand paints the most stunning ears I have ever laid my eyes upon.
Not only does she create custom ears, but she also has monthly mystery ears.
I think I own about 10 pairs, and I am not afraid to admit that.
Pictured above is one of my custom pairs that feature Wall-E, BB-8 (Who is wearing R2-D2 ears), and Bayamax.
The only problem was that when I received my ears (especially the mystery ears because they are well a mystery) I suddenly felt the need to make sure that my ears match my outfit.
In my most recent trip to Disney in April for the Dark Side Challenge, I had brought with me a different pair of ears and coordinating outfits for the 7 days I was there. At the time, I was mostly just creating my own t-shirts with iron on decals.
Fast forward to May. It was very odd, I one day woke up with the sudden desire to start sewing again and had also discovered all of these wonderful online custom fabric groups that do rounds of some of the coolest fabric I have ever seen.
At the time I thought I would just stick to making circle skirts out of woven fabric, but that is when I discovered Patterns for Pirates. These are not your grandmothers sewing patterns. They are PDFs that you can download and print again and again to really get the most use out of the pattern and the many different variations that are included in each one.
I then had the idea that maybe I could make all my outfits to match my ears for my upcoming trip to Disney for the 2018 Dopey Challenge.
So because of all the different things that will be involved in making my outfits, I figured I would get this blog up and going again so that everyone can follow my progress.
So far I have one outfit created that I had actually found the fabric first and then purchased the ears second. I will admit though, some of my outfits will be a bit of a well copout because I will be wearing just my regular sequin Minnie Mouse ears to showcase the fabric.