First of all, I am not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination. So, you can imagine how upset I was when my daughter, Paige, let me know that she wanted to be Mr. Potato Head for Halloween this year! My first reaction was to hit the internet! Someone had to have a costume for sale.
Well, I really didn’t want to spend a ton of money on something she would wear to a few parties and Halloween night so I started trying to figure out a way that I could make this thing instead.
I bought some stretchy brown material from the $1 a yard rack at Wal-mart, some felt for the pieces of the face, a big cloth Frisbee for the base of the hat, pillow stuffing and black poster board.
Then I blew the dust off of my sewing machine, had a friend come over and remind me of how to use it and started sewing the body together. I doubled the front and back and then sewed them together then I stuffed the front and back separately so that the stuffing wouldn’t fall out. Then Paige helped me glue all of the facial pieces on and we hot glued the hat together. Oh, the gloves we found at a yard sale the Saturday before Halloween for a buck! Awesome find on Paige’s part!
Anyway, she won best costume at our church trunk-or–treat and we have tons of requests to borrow the costume! It was a lot of fun for Paige and for me to put this together and she was so proud when she received all of the praise for her hard work!
Coolest Homemade Mr. Potato Head Halloween Costume 17
by Y. Casias
(Modesto, CA. USA)
Homemade Mr. Potato Head Halloween Costume
I have always made my kids' costumes myself. This year, I got the idea from his favorite movie "Toy Story", deciding to dress him up as Mr. Potato Head!! It was a fun project.
All of the pieces are Velcro so you can change the face as you would on the toy. Everything is stuffed so it can actually look 3D from far away. The inside of the costume has lining and is also stuffed to shape Mr. Potato Head's body. (Tip: try saving the stuffing for last because, once he’s stuffed, it’s a lot harder to stitch anything on).
I made the ears out of foam paper so they would look plastic, however everything else is just made out of soft furry material. The shoes are stitched to the entire costume and pinned up a bit so he can walk without tripping over them; they are also wide enough to give him room to move his feet.
This Homemade Mr. Potato Head Halloween Costume is a heavy costume but my son did not mind wearing it the entire time!
Coolest Homemade Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Couple Costume 15
by Emily B.
Homemade Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Couple Costume
Used “Headliner” Fabric for the skin of potato…..it’s good because it has foam on the back side so it gives it some poof. I had to line it with an old sheet because the foam won’t go through sewing machine, easily. The lining is good anyway if you decide you want to stuff it.
All features of the Homemade Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Couple Costume were done in felt or fleece and stuffed. Hats were made out of that thin foam you get at craft stores – they sell it in big wide rolls.
This was lots of fun and we got a ton of compliments. We even won best costumes at the party!
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