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The Halloween Orca

I’ve never been a huge fan of dressing up, but when I started working for the RMV and heard that we could dress up for Halloween I was ALL OVER it. Why? Simple. It’s very cold in our office and with the right costume I can wear my hood at work. All. Day Long.

The last two years I went as a shark, but I decided to change it up after watching a killer documentary on Orca whales. They are so smart and great problem solvers!


For example. You’re an Orca and you love eating baby seals. They are just so yummy. Only problem? They hang out mostly on and near land. Yikes. How are you going to nom that little sucker?


Solution: throw yourself onto the shore, snag a seal pup, and wiggle back into the ocean.

And don’t forget to let it swim around a bit, and toss it into the air a few times before biting it in half! Because there is nothing better than playing with your food.


I tried to get some good action shots at work, but obviously I had to wait until we had a customer-free office.

One of my co-workers, Marylou, who specifically requested a blog shout-out, referred to me as a shark 4 times. Totally ok, since I have teeth and a fin like a shark. Even the penguin guess made sense. The ones that  made less sense were, “Barney,” “Pajamas,” “a witch, or maybe a devil because of the things around [your] head,” and “a sheep.”

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My favorite was from this guy who asked if I was wearing a costume, followed by, “Are you supposed to be a sunflower?”

“I’m supposed to be a whale!” I said.

“Why do you have petals around your face?”

“Those are supposed to be teeth,” I said.

“Oh, hmm.”

This last picture is part of my imaginary PSA for Right Whale and Roseate Turn plates. It seemed appropriate.


Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! I’m taking creative suggestions year-round for next year’s sweatshirt costume!


Big and Little Jordan get matching capes.

My friend Kevin has a son who he named after our friend Jordan. In an attempt to make this less confusing, we refer to our friend as Jordan or Big Jordan, and Kevin’s son as Little Jordan. Little Jordan had a super hero themed birthday party this year and Big Jordan asked if I would help make them matching super hero capes. Naturally, I said yes!

Here’s Big Jordan working on the pattern.

I like to write out directions on all my patterns so I know what I’m doing next time I go to use them. Sometimes  though, I write so big and quick that I can’t read what I wrote later ahahahaa.


Thank goodness Big Jordan was taking pictures because after the first one I usually get too wrapped up in what I’m doing and don’t take another until the very end.


I got to sewing the velcro neck straps while Big Jordan worked on emblems.

What costume is complete without a mask?


Just like with my bags, we made the capes inside out to conceal any raw edges. I wanted Little Jordan to have a quality cape to last for years to come!

Big Jordan ironed everything out while I finished up the masks.

And presto, super heros! (Or super villains since we look a little villainy.)

Big Jordan went home and wrote “Hero Jordan” and “Sidekick Jordan” in the white spots. I guess the capes went over well because Little Jordan put it on right away and spent the rest of the party announcing that he was “Hero Jordan.”

Hello, I’m Kerry! Maker. Sewist. Fan of all things bright.

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