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Coolest Gingerbread Man Costume

by Elaine M.
(Hertforshire, England)

Homemade Gingerbread Man Costume

Homemade Gingerbread Man Costume

This Gingerbread Man Costume was for world book day for my 12 year old son. He wanted something different and found a picture of a small child wearing something similar and we worked from that. As he was going to be wearing the costume all day we did not want an 'all in one' costume.

We started with a pattern for a pair of pyjamas in order to get a two piece costume. The costume was made of felt which I stiffened before cutting out the pattern. We made the mittens by drawing round his hands and then put elastic through from one mitt to the other so that they stayed on.

To cover the joins between trousers and top and between mitts and sleeves we cut wide white wavy felt stripes which we stuck on. The head was made from drawing a circle with a neck piece and joining them together. We stuck the face on and cut a hole where the mouth should be, we then stuck a piece of netting across the gap so that my son could see out but his face could not be seen.We packed the inside with pieces of foam to hold the head at the right height for my son to see through the mouth.

Finally we got some oversized coloured buttons to sew on the front of the costume.

 Gingerbread Man Costume



 Gingerbread Man Costume

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neat
by: Anonymous

that a good job, my 5 yr old grandson wants to be a ginger bread man from Shrek in our Christmas parade this yr, but they are to expensive just to wear for a few min, thought about making one but I am not a sewer

Awesome
by: Ness

I have to make the same costume for my 8yo for book parade - your costume is fantastic. Could you please tell me how you stiffened the felt before cutting it? I have never seen felt in such large quantity but I'm presuming spot light or a similar fabric outlet would stock it?
Thanks for your great costume and for sharing it.

wow
by: Anonymous

That is a really good idea!! I am going to be a Gingerbread man for the Christmas parade and I had no idea how I was going to do it until I read this!!!

amazing
by: zaliqa

wow ive seen an amazing costume like that must of been very hard but u put a lot of work into it and i think its outstanding its crazy (in a good ways lol) i will give it an A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

buttons?
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know where to get the over sized buttons because i absolutely love this costume!!!

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Coolest Homemade Monster's Inc Boo Costume 20

by Kristin
(Providence, RI)

Homemade Monster's Inc Boo Costume

Homemade Monster's Inc Boo Costume

After my daughter got her first haircut last October, people kept telling us how much she looked like Boo from Monster's Inc. I decided that Monster's Inc Boo Costume would be a great costume for Halloween, but I couldn't find one anywhere in her size (9-12 mo.). She wasn't walking yet so I figured I could try to make one with my limited skills.

I managed to do it with no sewing, I am sure someone with an ounce of sewing ability would do a much better job, but it was easy and at my husband's office Halloween party all the little kids instantly recognized who she was. I used a shinny purple fabric, purple ribbon to add her ribbing detail, Styrofoam balls and black puffy point on hangers for her eyes, rope for her hair, and felt for the teeth.

I bought a gray sweatshirt and added sequins to the sleeves. For my first attempt at a homemade costume it turned out pretty good!

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Fun
by: Anonymous

Very cute. :)

Very Cute
by: Anonymous

Awww I just love this..Super super adorable!

too cute!
by: Abigail Silva

ur baby looks so cute! this is such an awesome costume for a toddler. warm and cozy

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Coolest Homemade Sully Costume 12

by Christine
(Brielle NJ)

Homemade Sully Costume

Homemade Sully Costume

Sully and Mike are at it again. The Homemade Sully Costume was created by faux fur and paper mache. His horns, nails, and teeth were baked clay and painted and hot glued into place.

Mike was a complete paper mache with wire and duct tape and plenty of paint the scream capacity bottle is two soda bottles cut in half with a light hot glued to the top of it from a bike wheel.

Total time on project, 3 weeks. The door was the easiest to make, 1/2 in plywood and wheels along with strobe lights.

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Coolest Homemade Powerpuff Girls Group Costume 2

by Patrícia C
(Lisbon, Portugal)

Homemade Powerpuff Girls Group Costume

Homemade Powerpuff Girls Group Costume

Homemade Powerpuff Girls Group Costume
Homemade Powerpuff Girls Group Costume

This Powerpuff Girls Group Costume actually requires a little bit of time an effort, but in the end it's worth it. The heads were made with paper maché and acrylic paint. The eyes (so we could see) were made with black see-through stockings. The dresses were pretty simple as well, just 2 meters of each color fabric and a black strip. Some white stockings and matching black sabrinas.

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awesum
by: Anonymous

that is sooo cool. its such a good idea

awesome!
by: Anonymous

So how did you make these dresses?!

Paper mache
by: Anonymous

How did you create the 3D effect on the paper mache?

Nice
by: Anonymous

Time to re create these!

selling??
by: bridgethussey

can u buy these heads from you to use for this year??? Name your price!

Really cool
by: Bella

My friends and I did this and we r wearing them for Halloween! We had to put wire and foam Inside the paper mâché we also just bought a strait dress form from Jo Ann's and it worked just fine we also made a mouth hole with nylon because we found it hard to breathe over all they turned out nice. We did about 3 layers of paper mâché I think we should have done a bit more but we were in a crunch! Tip* use nude spray paint for the faces! It dries quicker and more even

Balloons
by: Anonymous

Use balloons to work around the paper mâché

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