My son wanted a Homemade Furry Monster Costume for Halloween. I thought, "No problem. A monster costume should be easy to find". Oh, how wrong I was! Hours of fruitless internet searches drove me to dig out the sewing machine. It was easy to find a pattern for a basic body suit, but then the Great Fur Quest began.
I went to every fabric store in town and was on the verge of just buying the white fur that seemed to be abundant everywhere and making him go as the abominable snowman. Finally, at the LAST store (of course) I came across this purple fur. Yeah, I know, purple is a "girl" color, but it's also Perrin's favorite. It was kismet.
Once I had the supplies, I began the sewing. In spite of my sewing machine's reluctance to sew through the thick fur, it actually went pretty quickly. The hood, I had to make from scratch using a basic idea of how it should be sewn. I used a sparkly, striped fabric to make horns and claws for the hands I made (also with no pattern) and attached to the bottom of the sleeves. Some felt and hot glue created the eyes and teeth, simple Velcro closures, a piece of fleece for the tummy, and there it was.
It was unique and so much warmer than those store-bought costumes. My son loves it and so does everyone else! I'm considering adding a tail and feet to really complete the look, but I'm not sure how well a tail would fit in the car seat! Although, I COULD make it detachable.
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My 4 year old son decided that he wanted a Homemade Bobble Head Monster Costume. We have always made our costumes. I looked at my husband and said good luck figuring this one out. Well things went great after we put our minds together and went through the Halloween items we had on hand.
We had an old crypt creepers outfit with hockey shoulder pads underneath, great affect so that he looked taller than he was. On to figuring out the bobble affect of the head, we took a kid's bike helmet, covered it with a black invisible mask and put it over the helmet. Had a skull, drilled a hole in the bottom and then took and old bed spring twisted it up inside the skull and attached it to the top of the helmet with those wonderful ties that come from kids toys, knew they had another use.
Added some grey gauze to give it some extra scary flare. The hands were monster gloves that we stuffed with ripped up Walmart bags to make sure the fingers were sturdy his hands were not big enough to support them alone. He won two costume contest for his age group with this one. When he walked the head bobbled just right it was so funny to watch.
This "Homemade Monster Halloween Costume" is 9 ft tall, and has a wing span of 8 feet. It is totally homemade, and a lot of time and care was spent working on it! The pants were made out of fabric from JoAnns Fabric, as well as the cloak.
The "hood" that goes over my head was actually a T-Shirt cut in half. The wings were made with PVC pipe and fabric, modeled after similar to ones found in stores. The face was applied with additive "skin" and make-up blended in.
It took around an hour to put the entire thing on, but was well worth it!
This Homemade Swamp People Costume is a very simple costume portraying the characters of History Channel's "Swamp People", Bruce, Liz & Troy. Most of the items we already had around the house. We just added a few items to complete the look...Bruce's doorag, Troy's shirt, the inflatable alligator. We had a wig from last year and just cut it to look like Bruce's. Purchased stick on mustaches.
It was easy to do and most people knew who they were, but we did attach name tags before we went to a party.