I made this Handmade Baby Elvis Costume for my son Kael when he was a baby - we called him 'Kaelvis'.
I don't sew very well so this was all done with fabric glue. First I found a white sleeper at Wal-mart. I cut off the feet and cut triangles on the sides. Then I added a triangle of sequined fabric to make bell bottoms. The belt is made from white felt and I glued some Velcro on the underside to make it removable for easy changes. I also added white felt around the collar to raise it up. Although it can't be seen very well in the picture I attached a cape to the back using the same sequin fabric on the bell bottoms. The jewels and silver sequins were attached using 'Aleen's' tack. I added some silver sequins up the sides of the sleeper to make the snaps blend in better.
To keep my son warm I wanted to put a onesie on underneath the jumpsuit but I didn't want to take away from the costume so I dyed a white one a light peach to somewhat blend with his skin. On his feet he is wearing ‘blue suede shoes’ aka blue velvet booties.
To top it off I coloured his light blonde hair black and added sideburns using mascara.
I wanted an original costume for my 4 month old daughter for her first Halloween. I wanted to take advantage of her full head of hair and her beautiful eyes. I decided to make her a Homemade Baby Elvis Costume.
Materials: thread and needle 3-6 month long sleeve white sleeper onesie with the zipper that goes down the middle. 1/2 yard of PINK metalic lame fabric for the elvis cape, choose whatever color you please. 1/2 yard of the gold sequin elastic for the belt stick on rhinestones No sew fabric glue pen for the rhinestones
Directions: Cut out the fabric square for the cape. I didn't measure , I eyeballed it. I sewed it on to the neck line of the onesie.
sewed the sequine elastic around the waist ...make sure you leave the opening for zipper for diaper changes
placed rhinestones strategically on the onesie, and one on the top of each foot.
I didnt spend more than $15, only because I had to buy an entire pack of long sleeve sleeper onesies instead of just one otherwise I would have spent less.