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Coolest Homemade Playful Porcupine Costume

After seeing the movie “Open Season”, my son decided he wanted to be “Buddy the Porcupine” for Halloween. My first thought was “How the heck am I going to pull that off?!” Well, I decided the best way to achieve this Homemade Playful Porcupine Costume was to dive in head first! I always make my son’s Halloween costumes, and I have found that the best way to start is with a sweat suit, that way, I can rip seams when Halloween is over and he can have a perfectly good sweat suit!

Well, this year was no different. I purchased a sweat suit and felt, along with cotton batting, Styrofoam, and mini wooden dowels. I would have used skewers, but I didn’t want anyone to really get “poked”! I knew I needed a lot of excess padding in the back for comfort, so I used the felt, sewed it to the sweat suit, and stuffed it with cotton batting. Then I put the Styrofoam to hold the dowels in place. Once I got everything sewed together, I started sticking in dowels. I had to use a little hot glue on the end of each one to keep it in place, and had to “start” a hole for each one with scissors for easy “poking”. I stuck dowels and stuck dowels till I felt his “quills” were sufficient! That is how we came up with our “Homemade Playful Porcupine Costume”!

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