I started this Homemade Noah's Ark Baby Costume with a laundry basket and hot glued foam board to the sides to form a boat shape. Then I wrapped painters plastic around the basket and duck taped the plastic to the inside of the basket. I bought paper mache rolls and rolled it around the basket six times and let it dry over three days.
I sanded it and painted it brown that took about another two days. I made a hut shape and painted it brown. I got a wagon and covered it with blue material. I took a blue marker and gave it wave a look. I took foam pieces and made fish and stuck them all over, so it would look like the boat was in water.
I got a wooden dowel and hot glued it so it would hold a swinging fly, so it would give it a flying fly look. I handmade a giraffe and got stuffed animals to put around Noah like in the story of Noah. I made my own pattern to make Noah's costume robe. I braided three braids and then braided them altogether to make a rope look it was made out of light brown yarn.
I bought a beard from a costume store and cut in half and sewed the other half to make a white wig. I got a bumbo to sit him in. A bumbo is a seat that makes a baby three months and up sit up. I covered it up with brown material. I sat Noah in the boat and this how it turned out.
All that work turn out to make a great Noah's Ark Costume. It was fun!
I made this Homemade Robin Hood Halloween Costume from McCall's sewing pattern # 2854. I altered the patterns to fit with what my son would feel comfortable trick or treating in; not too long and not too wide, as my son is a skinny thing.
The costume consists of a dark brown tunic, a red cape, a tan cowl with gold tassel, and a brown cap with a green feather. His belt is made from a piece of gold cord tied in a knot and a cloth treasure bag hangs from it. The treasure bag is made up of two pieces of brown fabric that I sewed along the edges and added a one inch seam at the top to slip the string through to close the bag. I made a quiver for his arrows out of a Pringles can that I covered with brown textured felt, hot glue, and ribbon wrapped lengthwise around it to make the strap. The only thing not made by myself is the pair of tan pants he already had.
I needed to make a Big Foot costume for the lead character in a school play. We bought around 5 yards of fake brown fur, trying to haggle down the price to work with a high school play budget. I then sewed a onesie, breaking my needle about every three minutes. Fur got everywhere; I found it in my food, all over my clothes, all over my room and in every other room in my house. Next I sewed a long zipper to a strip of brown cotton and then sewed the strip to the fur. We made a simple hat out of extra fur.
We left the most important part of the costume for last. We used a set of flippers and papier macheed and painted them to make them look like giant human feet, complete with red toe nails.