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.