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Coolest Homemade Gingy and Puss in Boots Couple Halloween Costume 16

by Bryn
(Pittsburgh, PA)

Homemade Gingy and Puss in Boots Couple Halloween Costume

Homemade Gingy and Puss in Boots Couple Halloween Costume

Homemade Gingy and Puss in Boots Couple Halloween Costume
Homemade Gingy and Puss in Boots Couple Halloween Costume
Homemade Gingy and Puss in Boots Couple Halloween Costume
Homemade Gingy and Puss in Boots Couple Halloween Costume

I will start with the gingerbread man first. For his costume I bought tan colored felt at the fabric store, about 5 yards of it. I also bought the 8 1/2" X 11" colored felt sheets in purple and white and red. When I got all the material together I laid the tan felt flat on the floor and made my boyfriend lay on it and then drew around his body (like a cookie cutter).

Once I had the outline I cut 3 inches further out than the line all the way around. Then I cut the exact same shape out of the rest of the material. I sewed the edges of this together, all except the neck/head area. I cut down the back of it so that he could step into the costume. I attached buttons and a drawstring to keep the back shut.

The next step was the head. I printed out a picture of the gingerbread man from the movie Shrek and measured the ratio of the head to the shoulders. This translated to a 36" diameter for head. Just like the body portion, I cut out two exact shapes and sewed them together leaving the neck portion open. I stuffed the head like a pillow sewing in fabric to make room for his head. I cut out the mouth and then hot glued on the colored shaped that you can see in the pictures.

Next, the Puss n Boots Costume. I bought fur at the fabric store and made a pair of shorts. Since I am not very good at sewing so I cut out the shape of the shorts and then used string to tie up the sides. This made it easier because I did not have to worry about an exact size. Next I made the tail (not seen in these pictures). I used the same fur fabric and wrapped it around (length-wise) a coat hanger. This enabled me to make the tail stay pointing upwards. I then connected the tail to the back of the shorts. I used some scrap fur to line the hood (hot glued). The rest of the stuff was bought at the costume store. I painted my face and was on my way.

Total cost of Gingy: $25.00
Total cost of Puss n Boots: $40.00

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