I am almost positive that every child loves Docmcstuffins and my son is not the exception. He loves dinosaurs and dragons, so when I asked him if he wanted to dress up as a SCARY dinosaur (which I thought was going to be for sure) he said he wanted to be Stuffy the dragon. Why is it that they do not make Stuffy costumes? Imagine all the Stuffys that would be walking around on Halloween. So I was stuck making his costume. The first thing I made was Stuffy’s head because if I couldn’t make it then, there was no way he was going to be Stuffy this year. Luckily I nailed it! So here is how I made the costume:
Making Stuffy’s head
To make Stuffy’s head, I used cardboard and a stapler. I made a round cardboard hat that fit on my son’s head as shown in the first picture. I ended up removing the bottom part of the cardboard that was supposed to be the mouth and moved it up. So Stuffy’s mouth was semi-closed instead of a having an open mouth.
1.Make a round hat out of cardboard(you do not need to add that strip of cardboard sticking out)
2. Add the a long strip of cardboard to go around the top of the hat
3. Add big eyes to the head and then add more cardboard around to get rid of any empty space
4. Take your fleece and glue it on the head. Mine did not turn out so perfect because folding the fleece onto the actual head made imperfections
5. Cut white fabric to make the eyes and draw in the pupils with a black marker. To make his horns cut out the outline from cardboard and cover with dark blue fleece. Take the bottom strip of cardboard and move it up to make the bottom lip (not pictured)
I made the wings out of cardboard and straws to make it look like the bones in the wings. To attach both of the wings together, I cut a small square from the cardboard, wrapped it with fleece and glued it on to both wings. I took some elastic sewed into fleece and attached it to the wings.
1. Cut out cardboard wings and glue straws or whatever you have on both sides of the wings.
2. Cover the wings in fleece and to the inside add the pink parts of the wings that Stuffy has.
This was honestly the hardest part of the costume for me because I am a beginner at sewing. If you are a pro, I’m pretty sure you will finish this costume in one day. I traced one of my son’s old footie pajamas. Make sure you leave plenty of seam allowance. Cut the back side in half so that you can sew the spikes in the back. I added a hoodie to the onsie so that you wouldn’t be able to see his head. Sew on a red collar to the bottom of the hoodie and make sure you add Stuffy’s spikes (my son made sure I added those “circle things” on his collar).
I found a pin on Pinterest that showed how to make a tail and sewed it onto the back of the costume. I also made some shoe covers and mittens for him. You can find tutorials online to make all of this. Now all you have to do is add all of the pink spots that Stuffy has on his tail and back, and you are done!