My twins were only 4 months old for their first Halloween. If they had been our first children I would have kept them at home passing out candy, but we have an older son who wanted to Trick-or-Treat. I knew that we would have to carry the twins in our front carriers, which would cover any costume we put them in, so I came up with a way to incorporate the carriers into their costume. Since the carriers are heavily padded they have a muscle-bound "super-hero" look to them. What else could I have come up with but the Wonder Twins?
For the homemade Wonder Twins costume I purchased long-sleeved light purple bodysuits and leggings for both babies, plus one additional short sleeved bodysuit in a bigger size to cover both carriers.
I bought dark purple and gold felt to make the wrist bands, boots, collars, and chest insignias. Instead of using a "Z" and a "J" on the insignias for Zan and Jayna, I used an "A" and a "D" for the first initials of my twins. I used a fusible webbing to put the gold and dark purple felt together and also to attach the collars to the bodysuits. Velcro was used to fasten the wrist bands and boots around their wrists and ankles.
Finally I cut the extra bodysuit in half and safety pinned each half to the front of a carrier and attached the insignia.
Wonder Twin powers, activate!! Form of . . . cute Halloween costumes!
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This is what you will need to make a Homemade Aquaman Costume:
1) Orange Under Armour jersey from Academy (only available in kids, so had to get kids XL). 2) Aqua colored tights from American Apparel (way over priced). 3) Black speedo. 4) Beaded, green, net tank top from mom's closet (no mom was not a go go dancer or stripper in her youth!) 5) Orange ribbon and "A" iron on from Hobby Lobby. 6) Yellow dish-washing gloves and yellow rainboots not pictured.
I was originally going to be Michael Phelps, due to his recent rise to fame in the Olympics and pop culture. But found this beaded, green, net tank top in my mom's closet and was inspired to be Aquaman instead! More original idea, and involved more of a costume, opposed to only wearing a speedo, so I opted for that.
Mom says the top is by an Italian designer, very expensive, so not sure where one will find something like this. The rest of the items I wore are pretty easy to find in every day stores around the US.
Warning: Very restraining on one's package after a while. By the end of the night I was re-adjusting myself every 10 minutes!
Each year I sew costumes for all 15 of my grandchildren that want a costume. My grand twins are 20 months old. Ella always wears pink so we can always tell the twins apart. We decided to make them Homemade Piglet and Eeyore Costumes, Ella should be Piglet and Kylie would be Eeyore.
Eeyore was fun to make using a pattern from Simplicity. I used black fur for the mane. I needed to make all the stitching in the right places. Instead of sewing on the stitches Eeyore has, I used fabric paint to paint them on. Piglet was easy to make using a pattern and painting on the black stripes. They were kept warm by using fleece fabric.
I adjusted the pattern by making a collar attached to the hood, which went under the regular costume to keep them warmer. They were not happy about keeping the hoods on in the beginning, but loved them after a little time.