My son was 9 months old on Halloween this year and we needed to find a costume for him to wear to an indoor Halloween party. I wanted something that would be both adorable and funny enough to make people laugh.
I created this Chippendale Dancer costume by cutting and re-purposing a white table napkin that had been stained. I measured my son's arms and cut the napkin to the right size. I sewed velcro onto the napkin pieces to fasten them as arm cuffs and then sewed a thin black piece of ribbon on to each one. I finished the look off with a few things that we already had laying around the house: a pair of black pants my son received as a gift and an old bow-tie that I still had from my high school prom.
The costume made everyone laugh. They all thought he looked adorable. Best of all - the costume did not cost us one cent to make and it only took me an hour to sew the arm cuffs.
We put this outfit together when we were invited to a “Saturday Night Live” themed costume party. Without the pillow, it also works as Patrick Swayze’s character, but the Chris Farley character is just much more hilarious! It even comes with its own theme song: “Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend!”
What you need:
Tuxedo cuffs and collar (which you can pick up at any "romance" shop)
Black dress shoes or black slipper shoes
Pillow (if you need the extra padding!)
Black permanent marker
How To Put It Together:
Cut off the sleeves of the t-shirt at the shoulder seam. Draw one vertical line down each side of the collar of the t-shirt, about 6 inches away from each other. Draw "buttons" (big 1/2-inch dots) down the middle of the t-shirt. Put the pillow under the front of the shirt, then tuck the t-shirt into the pants. Practice your "sexy" dance moves!
Braxton is ready to rock it out and take your money!! Especially with the little chubby belly...I used a white dress shirt and cut off the collar and sleeve cuffs, he already had the black bow tie and black dress pants. We slicked up his hair and he was ready to go! We got a lot of compliments on this Chippendale Dancer Costume and it was so extremely easy to do.
We live in the south so it was still quite warm weather down here, so that made the costume easier to work with. And working with a 1 1/2 year old, the easier the costume the better.
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This is my son Cash (2 months old) & his first Halloween. I just came up with the idea by myself. I started with a pair of black dress pants, a bow tie, a pair of with socks, black ribbon & 2 $1 bills.
I cut the bottoms of the socks off and then glued the black ribbon around socks to make the wristbands.