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So I wanted to show you the costumes I made for Little Man & Miss E last year for Halloween. If you don’t have a costume idea yet these can be made in an hour or so!
Little Man was a cow & Miss E was a mermaid 🙂
Want to see how easy it is to make those?
For the Cow you will need:
- white sweatshirt with hood & white sweatpants (I made my pants but they are available in stores)
- black felt
- felt/fabric glue
- small scrap of white felt/fleece
Download black cowspots below then trace them onto black felt and cut out. Place them on the sweatsuit where you want them (I suggest working on one side at a time with newspaper inside the suit so you don’t glue the suit shut by accident) & use the felt/fabric glue to attach. Let it dry according to glue instructions. Add small white or black ears on hood. Roll a strip of white felt/fleece into a tube like a tail then cut black felt into ‘fringe’ for the end of tail. Attach those pieces together then attach the tail to the waistband of the pants.
You are done! 🙂
For the Mermaid Bunting/Costume:
- Green fabric
- green/blueish fabric paint
- paper towel roll (empty and cut in half vertically to make a U shape on the end)
- elastic 1″ shorter than your baby’s waist measurement
- white onesie
- metallic fabric scrap
- sand-dollar colored felt
- Download mermaid pattern below
Fold your green fabric in half & after taping together the pattern pieces (they print on 8 1/2 x 11″ paper and you tape them together to create the pattern piece)- place the pattern with the side marked ‘place on fold here’ on the folded edge of your fabric. Cut out & then cut out one more piece (a front and back).
This is what the cut toilet paper roll should look like ^
^ Painting the ‘scales’
After cutting out two of the mermaid pattern pour a little of the fabric paint into a small paper plate and use the ‘u’ shaped toilet roll to make ‘scales’ on the fabric. Let dry according to the paint’s directions.
^Fabric all painted
Put right sides of your mermaid fabric together and sew down one side, across the bottom and up the other side. Leave the top open. Fold down about 1″ on the top and sew a little ‘channel’ for the elastic to be fed through (leave an opening to slide the elastic through). Feed the elastic through the opening in the channel all the way around and then sew the ends of the elastic together & close the opening in the channel. Turn the bunting right side out & you are done!
To finish the costume cut a rectangle of shiny/metallic fabric to fit around your mermaid’s chest. Place the onesie on your baby then wrap the metallic fabric around and safety pin in the back. Optional is to cut cream/shell colored felt into a starfish and glue on the shiny fabric. Pull the bunting over your baby’s legs and you are good to go! Best part? The onesie is re-useable since we didn’t sew or paint anything on it!
Patterns: Free for Personal Use only & if you like them enough to download? You know the drill: tweet it, pin it, or tell your friends to come over.
Do you need the pattern for cow spots? Download the pdf by clicking the picture of my cute little cow below:
Do you need the pattern for the baby mermaid costume? Click the picture of my little mermaid below:
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