If you live in the warmer climate areas, as we do, this BamBam Child Costume is for sure an EASY costume!!!
To start off it’s best if you have a blonde haired boy as my 3 yr old son Nicholas is! BUT NOT NECESSARY– alternative is to spray hair white!
For his “brown sash”, I cut a strip of my brown rug I had in my bathroom! Before I cut the rug I measured from front of hip, over shoulder to other side of the back of hip to make sure it was long enough.
I bought orange, black, brown and white felt at Joann Fabrics. Along with one white pom pom, for the top of the hat. With the black felt – cut triangles to later hot glue on skirt and hat.
Cut the orange felt zig-zagged, measure it around your child and either sew it or tape/glue it together to make skirt.
For the hat I shaped it to my son’s head and glued it together, cut a little half circle and glued on for the visor then glued a few black triangles.
I then put the skirt on my son, if a little loose its OK because you then put the brown sash around your child and safety pin the front and back to the orange felt (the sash around your child and safety pinned tightly to the felt will keep the skirt up!).
With a little piece of white felt I cut a bone and outlined it with a black sharpie and it was held up with the same safety pin I put through the sash.
For the bat you glue the two ends together and I added stuffing from and old pillow, I tucked the bottom and top of the bat ends in before gluing together so you couldn’t see any openings, after its all closed, you kind of form it to a bat shape and with a black sharpie I made what looked like wood grains on a bat.
To make Nicholas’ hair even whiter the secret is to sprinkle a little BABY POWDER in his hair! I let him go bare foot around as well!
I got sooo many compliments on it and Nicholas loved hitting the bat on everyone’s door! Total time it took was approx 30 mins once I had everything I needed!