The girls really love Wreck-It Ralph and when we picked it for the holiday photo theme, they immediately picked their favorite Sugar Rush Racers. I was hoping one of them would pick Vanellope so I could buy at least one costume, but no matter how much I wheedled, neither one of them wanted to be Vanellope. Of course my kids don’t want to be main characters. /eyeroll/ So I ended up making both their costumes from scratch.
The hardest part of Taffyta’s costume was the hat. I got a child sized cloche hat and drafted a pattern to cover it. I used lycra for the hat cover which allowed me stretch the fabric over the hat so it was a snug fit, and then I hand stitched it in place. I stenciled on the strawberry seeds and then sprayed the hat liberally with a frosted glitter spray.
I was really happy with how the whole set of costumes came out. Right before we sent out our holiday cards, Wreck-It Ralph 2 was released, and in it, Calhoun and Felix adopt all the Sugar Rush Racers. We obviously didn’t know that was going to happen, but it worked out perfectly for us!