Where do I start? The costumes were a group decision amongst a group of grown men who all thought it was time to shock the local costume party we attend. And if seeing 6 foot tall grown men in bright colored jumpsuits isn’t shock then I am not sure what is.

The Carebear costumes were all down in fleece and we sewn by myself. Before this time I have never sewn anything and had no idea where to start. The local fabric store had patterns for adult size jumpsuits that were used and the patterns for the Carebear logos were hand created. The helmets were vintage motorcycle helmets that were wrapped in fleece and and I used long wood screws that I screwed through the top and attached Styrofoam to for the ears. The cheeks of the helmet where also Styrofoam balls cut in half. The back of the costume also had the correct heart on the rear that all the original Carebears had.

The costume turned out to be a hit and it was what we hoped it to be a shock not just to the people at the contest but to all of the guys once we put them on.

Total cost per costume $70.