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Coolest Homemade Little Boo from Monster's Inc Costume 14

by Luisa
(San Diego)

Homemade Little Boo from Monster's Inc Costume

Homemade Little Boo from Monster's Inc Costume

Every time our daughter wore her hair in pigtails, people mentioned she looked just like Boo from Monster's Inc, so this year was the perfect opportunity for her to be Boo for Halloween!

I looked online for patterns or ideas, but only a few came up and I wasn't into improvising. So off to the fabric store! My daughter is 2 yrs old, so we didn't need much fabric to begin our Homemade Little Boo from Monster's Inc Costume. We bought:

- 1.3 yards of purple for the body part
- some gray metallic shine fabric for the arms (1/2 yard)
- cheap gray fabric for lining the body and hood
- iron-on batting to quilt the body and hoodie
- Velcro to close the costume on the back
- 2 Styrofoam balls and plastic tape to keep the hood open and stretched.

I cut a rectangle for the body, quilted it and added the horizontal lines as in the original. We then made the arms, improvising as we went along. I cut some slits on the body and pinned the arms to it. Luckily it worked out perfectly. I'm sure a more experienced seamstress would have done it more easily.

To create the hood part, I used paper towels and tape and made a mold to make sure I was cutting the right pieces. Somebody recommended I buy muslin and make the costume out of that first to ensure no mistakes, but I ran out of time. The mini paper toweled model worked fine.

Final details included:

- buying the yarns for the hair and sewing them inside the hood as I was closing the pieces.
- attaching the eyes with an old metal hanger. (My hubby recommended I add a spiral to the hanger's tips to screw the eyes to and prevent them falling out. Clever!)
- finding the hair accessories for my daughter, and
- adding shoulder straps to the costume so it wouldn't slip off.

My little one was totally into it. I'm not very experienced with the sewing machine, so it took me aprox. 10 hours to make it. One tip: don't wait till the week before Halloween to make it! It was a super fun though.

Monsters Inc. Costume

Monsters Inc. Costume

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by: michelle

Hello I am desperate for a Boo costume for my daughter (we have nicknamed her boo as she looks like her) she is going to a fancy dress party in august do u make them to sell by chance?

by: Anonymous

I, too would pay you to make one for my daughter!

boo costume
by: mommy x2

I would also LOVE to purchase one for my daughter if you are willing to sell. looks like you could make a business out of this ;) Thank you

I'll try it!
by: Anonymous

I'll try it! You made it seem simple enough and I am clueless when it comes to sewing! I'll let you know how it turns out!

Want to buy
by: Tasha

Would you be interested in making on of these costumes for my daughter. I am serious. I have no creative talent and I have looked everywhere for a costume like this. Please let me know how much you would want for it.

Are you in business yet?
by: Jeannette

Is it possible to get one of these made (or sell me the one you made for your daughter)? My daughter is 2 1/2, but very tiny, she doesn't quite fit 24 months and I would love to make her Boo for Halloween this year. If you would be willing to make this costume for me, how much would it cost? Thanks in advance for your comment back.

How did you make the hoodie part??
by: Pattie

I am trying to make my own for this Halloween everything seems so simple, but for some reason I seem stumped on how i would make the hoodie... I've been trying to figure it out, but I would like to hear how you did yours, since it looks so perfect... how many pieces and what shapes...? please, i need your help in order for my own costume to be as cute as yours... thank you...

R u making a business?
by: Twin momy08

I love the costume you made for your daughter. I have been looking for a Boo costume and cant seem to find one. My son (who is my daughter's twin) is going to be Mike from Monsters Inc. I would so buy a Boo costume from you if you would sell.. Please let me know if that's a possibility.. I have absolutely no talent for stuff like this. Thanks so much.

From MC - boo costume
by: Anonymous

Hi! I am also interested in buying a boo costume for my daughter. Please let me know how much? Thanks!

do you make to sell
by: charlene

this is adorable my daughter looks just like boo from monsters inc. do you make any to sell?

Boo Costume
by: Anonymous

Same as everyone little girls is just like Boo and I would love to buy one costume if you sell. Please let me know :-)
Thank you

i too wanna buy
by: cristy (bellflower, ca)

Aww that's an amazing costume. You could work for pixar.

Can you make a Boo costume for our little girl?
by: Anonymous


Do you make these costumes? We want to dress out daughter as Boo for this year's Halloween. She is a size 18-24 months and is 17 months old. Can you email me at for details, hope to hear from you soon! Thanks!

This is too cute!!! =)
by: Rebecca Cheung

I have a 18months old daughter and would love to purchase from you if you do sell it!!!!! It is so cute!!! My email address is Looking forward to your reply. Thank you.

Another buyer
by: Joy

Adorable!! I would love to try to attempt to make it but I am horrible at sewing. If are making and selling them please e-mail me @

i rellllllllllllllllllllly want it
by: Anonymous

omg that is so cute how much is it plz tell me i want it for my little girls

buy it? rent it?
by: Anonymous

Hey we'd be interested in buying or renting your costume too!

Aww. thanks for the comments everyone!
by: Luisa

Hello! when I submitted the costume to this website, I never got a notification that it had been selected. So I never saw that people were looking to buy or make this costume. It's 2 years later and just now I'm seeing all these comments. I'll keep checking back to see if someone wants to buy it. I still have the costume in excellent condition. Cheers!

We'd be interested in buying!!!
by: Starr

I saw this posting, because I am looking for a place to purchase or easily make a Boo costume for my 2-year-old daughter. As I was reading the comments, I was wondering what the chances are that you'd still be making/selling it years later, but since I saw your last comment I have hope! Please let me know if you are still selling it and if so, how much. You can contact me at becasue I don't exactly know how to find this post again to check for a reply! Thank you!

Still Interested!! ;-)
by: Anonymous

Hello.. I am still interested in.purchasing a Boo costume for my daughter.. Pls let me know if you will be able! Emai address:

Wanting to purchase
by: beve_bev

want to purchase this costume,,,or if you can make one for my daughter,,,Here's my email,,,please contact me with details as to what you can do for me,,,Thanks have a blessed day ;0)

great costume
by: Anonymous

Hi Luisa,
Great costume, really looks good. I'd be interested in buying one from you. Please send me an e-mail so we can talk to Thanks!

LOVE to buy
by: Anonymous

Hi I am very interested in buying your costume if you will sell it contact me at I really hope to hear from you this is amazing :D

by: Anonymous

I would love if you could make one for my 3 year old daughter. She looks like BOO. I am also dressing up my son as Mike. Please email me

by: Bell

Hi there!!! I am also interested in buying one of these costumes...You should go into business on!!! PLEASE let me know if you will ever open a shop, of if I could pay you to created one of these for my 11 month old for halloween!
High five!!!


Also interested in buying...
by: Erica

My daughter is 9 months old, but she has been walking almost a month now, so by Halloween she will definitely be able to wear a costume and walk with us. I also have a son and am pregnant. I am hoping to make myself a shirt with a Mike Wazowski for my preggo belly and have my son dress as Sully. I would be very interested in purchasing a Boo outfit from you if you can make one around a 12 months size for my daughter. My email is Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks so much :)

interested in purchase
by: Virginia

Wondering if you would be able to make it for my daughter who will be 1 by halloween. I would love to purchase this costume...if not I might have to learn how to be creative and make one because she NEEDS this costume!

Any more?
by: Butterfly

i would be intrested in either buying a costume or renting it, if it is the right size. i really want my daughter to be Boo this year. She can already say "kitty" and we are working on "Boo." Please email me thanks.

Interested in purchasing costume
by: Anonymous

Hi, I like all the others would be willing to pay for you to make this costume. Please let me know if this is possible. My e-mail

Soooo cute!! would love to buy one!!!
by: Khalee

Oh my gosh as I'm reading all your comments I agree with everyone! This is sooo cute!!! I would love to purchase one from you or even rent one. My daughter just turned 1 year old, and weighs about 21 lbs. Please email me if you can make us one!! :)

how to make the hoodie?
by: carolyn

can you please e-mail me on how you attached and made the hoodie in more detail or maybe take a picture? It's such an odd thing since it's backwards? Thanks. Here's my e-mail:

i need this

im going to reiterate everyone here, i need this costume. again people say how my daughter is boo's double. but im in the UK and need it for halloween, is this possible??
im more than happy to pay what it costs.
money waiting
she is 3.

email :-

many many thanks

Look alike :)
by: Anonymous

Lisa, is this your daughter? She looks just like my daughter. It scared me. I was wondering who put my daughter on the internet ha. She is very cute. Love the costume.

Email me if Interested
by: Luisa

I calculated the time it'd take and how much the materials would cost to make the costume again and it is not cheap. It'd be at least $80 + shipping. I made it as close as possible to the real thing : ) I will put the costume on Etsy and offer to make more. Email me if interested. Thanks for the cool feedback everyone!

May I please buy this from you?? Are you making more??
by: Anonymous

Please email me

Love the Boo costume!
by: Anonymous

The costume is really cute! Are you still making them to sell?? Please email me

Can you make this costume?
by: Mary

Are you making these costumes? Please let me know! My almost 5 yr old is going to Disney for Halloween and this is perfect. Thanks.

Would be interested in purchasing as well!
by: Anonymous

Not sure if you ever decided to make and sell this costume, but please contact me if you Thanks!

Boo costume :)
by: Kelli G.

So adorable!! I'm interested too if you make these :) my email is

Such an adorable boo costume :)
by: Kelli G.

If you are making these please contact me

Need a Boo Costume Made
by: Anonymous

Let me know if you up to making the boo costume for me?


Thank you

Would you Please make this??!! =)
by: Suzanna

Hi, I was wondering if you are making these? I would love it if I could order one from you. I would be the best anutie ever. Please contact me @ Thank you =)

Boo costume
by: Chrissy

Hi I was wondering if you were thinking of maybe selling that costume, I am desperate to find a boo costume for my 2 year old. She love purple, and monsters INC. you can reach me at

Best boo tutorial ive found!
by: Jasmine

I just wanted to Thank you so much for this tutorial I was looking everywhere on how to make it and I ran across your tutorial. It was so helpful. I'm still working on it but so far it's looking good :) thanks again!

by: Monica

Hello, I'm looking for the tutorial, could you help me please?
Monica from Italy

boo costume
by: michael

could you email me about making a boo and mike costume please asap


My Favorite Boo Costume
by: Marie

This by far has been my favorite Boo costume! I'm not sure if you ever got back to any of the requests made by the others, but I was wondering if you could possibly make and sell me one for my 7 month old daughter (9 months in October). I could also pay for the materials and shipping as well as the costume itself. I can be contacted by email at ishamarie03[at]gmail[dot]com

Thank you!

I'd Like Hoodie Details If Possible
by: Kara

I tried to email you, but it didn't work. If I could get more details on how you made the hoodie it would be perfect! My email is

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