For my daughter Campbell Claire's first Halloween I couldn't resist this cliche. So many people had already referred to her name as, "you know, like the soup" that the idea was planted months in advance.
I used regular cotton knit fabric for the body of the suit. Around the middle, where the two colors meet, and around the bottom of the suit I sewed pipe cleaners into the hems. This was so I could have a flexible hoop that was still conducive to the car seat and comfortable for a 3 month old but still help the costume hold a tubular shape.
I used gold rick-rack for the trim along the bottom and a decorative button (closest thing I could find to the golden seal on the front of Campbell's soups).
I used printable iron-ons to make the label (I attached these before sewing the top and bottom together.)
Since the costume was a play on her name I decided to use her middle name, Claire, in place of Soup and instead of listing the weight of the soup can I listed her actual weight at the time. A long sleeve red shirt and white tights went underneath to keep her warm and finish off the costume.
The result was absolutely adorable and got rave reviews by all who saw it! Took a couple of evenings to complete and maybe $20 total cost (we already had the tights and shirt.
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I am always looking for new, cute costumes for my small children. This year, my daughter was getting ready to turn 1 and had started walking and all of the costumes her size were 'bunting' style. We saw the idea of Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup, but it was just too boring. So, we decided to jazz it up a little.
We made her into the 'chicken' in the chicken noodle soup. We gave her feathers by attaching them to washrag (but you can use a hat) and attached it to string to tie around her face. She wore white leggings that we dyed yellow, and then made some 'claws' out of yellow material and attached elastic to them to attach around her shoes. We then made the chickn noodle soup outfit out of red and white material.
This Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Baby Costume was a hit!
I found I was still holding my tummy in despite the huge cylinder suurounding me!
Made recently for an Arty Party! I was inspired by one of those pop-up springy washing baskets - very cheap to buy in pound shops or similar. I simply painted the design onto the plasticy material with acrylic paint - took a few hours but was actually quite relaxing! I copied it from a picture on the net.
Then I decided to jazz it up to go with the 60s idea, and I found the silver leggings and platforms in the charity shop round the corner which was quite lucky. You could do this in many ways though. I nearly bought a blonde wig and glasses too, to look like warhol, but I ran out of time!
Anyway, I won my own costume contest (despite saying I shouldn't be voted for!) so it was obviously a hit!