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The last 3 years my kids have wanted to do brother/sister team costumes for Halloween. In 2011 they were Finn and Jake from Adventure Time. In 2012 they were Mordecai and Rigby from Regular Show. This year, they wanted to be Spy vs. Spy.

They don't read MAD magazine but they watch the animated sketch show on Cartoon Network and love the stop motion Spy Vs. Spy vignettes. This may be the last year they want to do a team costume so I had to oblige.

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For the mask, I started with some stiff fusible interfacing - one layer in the shape of the mask and one smaller layer for stablity. Between the two layers I inserted a piece of sheer black satin and straight-stitched around the eyes, then trimmed the excess satin.

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Next, on top of mask-shaped interfacing, I lightly ironed (be careful - if your iron is too hot the fleece will melt) some white fleece about an inch larger than interfacing, traced and cut out eye holes, and embroider-stitched around the eyes (then went over it with a Sharpie to make it even darker).

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Then I traced with a pencil some eyebrows and a mouth and sewed an embroider stitch over top (and again went over those stitches with a Sharpie to make it darker.

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Next, I sewed the nose part into the shape of a cone, lightly stuffed it with fiberfill, folded the fleece over the interfacing and sewed all the way around the edge of the mask. Then I hot-glued it to the inside of a hat.

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I also made simple pants and tunics and these bags to hold all the loot.

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And here they are, ready for mischief:
chatki888 months ago
You did a such a good job. You inspired me to make the same. Thank you for posting.
myrrhmaid9 months ago

This is so great! I love it so much I added it to my Party Time ala 70's style page of my Disco-ball pumpkin instructable. My bro & I loved S v S too! THANK YOU!

ALECIALLEY1 year ago

Its Cute... congratulations

poofrabbit1 year ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween costume contest! Can’t wait to see if you win good luck!
kokoleo (author) 1 year ago
Thanks everyone! I'm stoked to be a finalist!
Awesome! Both identifiable, memorable & adorable.
sokiboi781 year ago
Nice job.!!.check out mine what u think? made out of card boards and tape lol Vote if you like show some love in return :-)
bob30301 year ago
Very cool, way to be a great parent. I remember Spy vs Spy from Mad Magazine. Thanks for posting.
Nicii19971 year ago
So cool! Great costumes.
neo716651 year ago
Was my favorite part of the magazine. I even still play the nes video game.
clazman1 year ago
It's been years since I last read MAD! But when I first glanced at your children in these costumes brought back fond memories of features like Spy vs Spy.

You've done a fine job in your representation.

Kudos to your kiddos wanting to dress-up as such.