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Coolest Homemade Princess Leia Sock Monkey Halloween Costume 6

by Debbie
(South Carolina)

 Homemade Princess Leia Sock Monkey Halloween Costume

Homemade Princess Leia Sock Monkey Halloween Costume

 Homemade Princess Leia Sock Monkey Halloween Costume
 Homemade Princess Leia Sock Monkey Halloween Costume
 Homemade Princess Leia Sock Monkey Halloween Costume
 Homemade Princess Leia Sock Monkey Halloween Costume

Homemade Princess Leia Sock Monkey Halloween Costume.

Everyone loves sock monkeys as they are often a fond memory of our childhood! After speaking with my cousin about her son wanting to be a sock monkey for Halloween several years ago, I decided I wanted to be one too…with a twist. I searched the internet for actual sock monkey toys and saw one that was made to look like a Star Wars Princess Leia! Being a science fiction fan, I HAD to recreate that as a costume!!! (One of my friends affectionately called her Chimpress Leia!) LOL

Not wanting to spend too much money (and trying to be GREEN in repurposing items) I combed the local Goodwill in search of what I needed. I was fortunate to find a skirt made of a heather brown knit for the head; a cream color shirt for the mouth and the top of the head; and a red shirt for her luscious lips! Her dress was made from an old bed sheet; her belt from leftover scraps of felt and silver lame’; eyes were an old pair of fishnet hosiery and felt scraps; and her hands were a borrowed pair of men's socks.

I purchased a sheet of foam rubber to form the head, purchased yarn for the hair, and used Velcro for the belt and dress closures. I painted a child’s toy gun for her weapon.

I found some instructions on the HGTV web site (go figure) http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/sock-monkey-costume/index.html on how to make a sock monkey costume and modified the instructions for head portion to accommodate my costume needs. I had an old pattern for a witch costume that I modified by making the sleeves wider and added a hood that hung on the back of the Princess' dress.

It was a fun costume to wear and more fun to hear people’s responses but next time, I’ll install a fan or cooling device inside ANY full mask that I make…it was HOT in there (kind of like wrapping your head in insulation!)

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LMAO!
by: Terri

I love costume mash-ups! And this combines two of my favorite things. Awesome job!

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