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Coolest Veggie Tales Costume

by Christl Brownlee
(Lowry City, MO, USA)

Bob the Tomato Costume from Veggie Tales

Bob the Tomato Costume from Veggie Tales

This is the Veggie Tales costume I made for my son. Since he was so young and slept A LOT I wanted to be able to carry him in his car seat. The only problem was when I would buckle him in, it would cover up most of his costume.

My first task was picking a costume idea - I chose BOB the Tomato from Veggie Tales because my son's initials are B.O.B. and my husband's name is Larry (sorry couldn't get him to dress like a huge cucumber even though it would have been perfect since he is like 6 foot 3!).

Then I needed to figure out how I could make the costume so it would go over him while in his car seat without having to loosen or adjust his straps (safety in mind!).

I used felt and hot glue for this costume. I had a rectangle piece of red felt that would fit under his back in the car seat and fold over the front for BOB's face. I cut small holes tops and bottoms of the red felt (the short ends). I then made a rope out of more red felt. I threaded it through and when I folded the front part of the red felt over my son and his car seat I could tie it on each side and just tuck in the extra fabric to make the circle for BOB. After measuring in the car seat I cut a few holes for the car seat buckles to fit in.

My final step was to make the face. I bought the smaller felt pieces in the craft section and used them to cut out the eyes, nose and green stem part. The nose was stuffed with a little pillow padding but all of it was hot glued on.

This was the perfect costume since he slept the whole time and I only got him out once to change his diaper. It was also chilly and this kept him nice and snugly warm! No one believed I actually made it but it was very easy and I was very proud of it!

I hope maybe someone else can use this Veggie Tales costume idea for their little one!

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