My costume this year was a Homemade Stewie Griffin Costume, the baby from Family Guy.
It was made using two laundry baskets, off which I cut the rims and then taped together. I then covered the baskets with four layers of paper mache. The ears, which were made out of wire and foam, were taped on and then paper mached over. I used a sand color paint to paint the head and then used black and white paint for the eyes and everything else.
His hair was made with black pipe cleaners that I stapled and glued on with a glue gun. I cut a hole in it so I could get it on my head and then a hole in it so I could see. I found red pants at a used clothing store (bib overalls were really hard to find) and I had a red tank top which I cut to make the outfit look more like bib overalls. I used happy birthday pins, which I painted yellow, for the buttons and glued them on with a glue gun.
My son is a huge fan of Family Guy and asked to be Stewie. First I took a hockey helmet that fit, then I made a frame the shape of a football using cut cardboard. I attached the framing to the helmet. Then I covered the framing with cotton batton, and then covered that with cream coloured felt.
I then took black nylon screening and attach it from the inside so that he could see through the mouth. I cut out the eyes and hair with black felt and attached it with glue. I used to elastics on each end to form Stewie's little ears, and presto, Stewie was born!
His jump suit was purchased at a thrift store, along with the yellow shirt.
Something to consider... Every house we went up to required walking sideways so he didn't knock over small children!! He loved it!
I bought my brother a Stewie Griffin costume, I decided to be Meg and our mom was Lois. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on my costume this year. So I wore jeans, a pink shirt with a white shirt underneath. I bought a pink hat, and Harry Potter glasses. The Homemade Meg Griffin Costume was a riot!