Costumes: Caterpillar, Lamb, Parrot and Ducky

Costumes: Caterpillar, Lamb, Parrot and Ducky

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Carrie McBride
Sep 21, 2010

Chomp, chomp, baa, cracker!, quack. Today's edition of Homecrafted Halloween showcases adorable animal costumes. Click the thumbnail photo to see the whole costume and click through to find out how the costumes were made and for the link to submit your own!

Caterpillar

aka: Josie (1.7)
location: Appleton, WI
age group: toddler
difficulty level: semi-easy

materials: fleece, Poly-fil, ribbon

description: I really wanted to make Josie a caterpillar costume for Halloween, but had an impossible time finding a pattern. I finally made up my own pattern, sewing strips of colorful fleece together and stuffing with Poly-fil. The costume wraps around her front and ties in the back, allowing room for her to be able to walk in the costume. And, we were able to stuff the costume together, which Josie loved!
Thanks Missy!

Lamb

aka: Lyra (2)
location: Oceanside, CA
age group: toddler
difficulty level: super easy

materials: 1 - white onesie; 1 - pair of white tights; the calf tubes cut from a pair of adult crew socks; 2 - bags of cotton balls; 2 - barrettes; 1 - sheet black construction paper; 1 - cereal box; lots of hot glue

description: The cotton balls were glued to the front of the onesie (I used a sheet of cardboard from an empty cereal box to separate the front from back). They were also attached to the sleeve and a cluster was placed on the bottom rear to form a tail. Cotton balls were similarly glued to the sock tubes, which were worn like leg warmers. For the ears, I cut a triangle shape out of black construction paper and glued the bottom edge to a barrette. Cotton balls were glued around the edge and a piece of cardboard was attached to the back to make them stand up.
Thanks Yolanda!

Parrot

aka: Reid (9 months)
location: Columbus, OH
age group: infant
difficulty level: semi-easy

materials: Fleece, feathers, fluffy fabric

description: I made a simple hooded sweatshirt with a blue fluffy fabric and sewed a strip of green fleece down the middle. I attached feathers by hand on the hood and at the bottom of the back. I found a bird beak at the fabric store and he wore pajama pants. His brother was a pirate and they were a perfect pair.
Thanks Katie!

Ducky

aka: Evie (1.5)
location: Waterloo, ON
age group: toddler
difficulty level: super easy

materials: onesie, tights, RIT dye in yellow and orange, visor, thin foam, big googly eyes, glue, ribbon, feathers, safety pin

description: I love making costumes and have discovered that white onesies and tights mixed with dye can create almost anything! I dyed the onesie and tights in very concentrated RIT dye. Then I bought a foam visor at Michaels and traced the shape onto orange foam and cut it out. I attached a ribbon and then glued big googly eyes to it. I cut webbed feet out of the same foam and used ribbon to tie them to my daughter's ankles. I think I would glue them next time as they slid around a lot. Lastly, I glued yellow feathers to a safety pin and attached it to the bum of the onesie. Ta da! Duckalicious!
Thanks Amy!

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