Coolest Homemade Celia from Monster's Inc. Costume 16
by Maryann B.
(Roanoke Rapids, NC USA)
Homemade Celia from Monster's Inc. Costume
My oldest daughter wanted to be Celia from Monster's inc. so I decided that I would crochet the Homemade Celia from Monster's Inc. Costume. I started this in September to give myself enough time. I did not have a pattern to work from so I knew that I would have some issues along the way.
I started with her hair. Celia’s hair is made up of 5 purple rattlesnakes. I started making the snakes but after two of them I realized I was making them much too small because the back of Celia’s hair is made up of coils of the snakes. I had to make the last three snakes really long to compensate for the shorter ones and I had to make two tails for the first two snakes because for every head you see there is also a tail showing somewhere on the other side. I still had to add a bunch of rows to the back so that we wouldn't see her hair.
Since I thought that it was going to be cold out I made her a sweater dress. If I had known that it was going to be in the 70’s I would have made a tank dress instead. Since my daughter is so thin I had to cinch it in quite a bit in the back. Celia has at least 4 tentacles for legs. I didn’t want to ruin the leggings so my mom had the idea for her to put on leg in each pair and stuff the other two legs. I then took two hair bands and I gathered some of both leggings in the front and put the hair band around it to keep it together and I did the same in the back.
I had to paint Taylor’s face pink and then I painted a green eye on her face. I wish that we had more time, but by the time I got to that part we were really running late. She loved it. If your little girl decides to be Celia get used to people calling her Medusa.