For this Gizmo costume, I used 1 yard of the white artificial furry fabric and one yard of the brown artificial furry fabric, one half yard of beige spandex/Lycra stretch fabric and polyfoam for the ears. I also used a really soft material to line the inside of the mask to make it more comfortable for my son.
It took me about three days to complete, I was having a lot of trouble with the mask and ears. I used a pair of his pajamas as the body pattern, but I left the back open instead. Then I sewed white artificial furry material in the front belly part and stuffed it with a little stuffing. I also put some elastic on the ends of the sleeve.
For the mask, I used a wrestlers mask as a pattern. I had to cut the sides of the mask to sew in the ears. Then I sewed the white around the right eye and beard over the brown mask. Then I attached the mask to the body part and added string made out of the brown material, to the back of the mask and velcro to the back part of the body to keep it close.
This Gizmo costume was really fun and simple to make and my son kept it on all day, he really liked his ears.
I decided to make my son a Gizmo costume because it was one of his new favorite movies. I purchased faux fur from Joanns in brown and white. First I made the pants out of the white fur. Next, I made the chest out of the brown fur and added a white middle to it. Then I made the sleeves brown and white and attached them to the chest. I then added a brown hood to top of the Gizmo Costume.
I made the ears from white foam and painted it to resemble Gizmo's ears. I used a hot glue gun to attack wire to the back of the ears to give them shape. I then sewed them onto the hood to complete the costume. We added facepaint to finish the look.