Costumes: Pancakes, Pig in a Blanket, Sushi and Pineapple

Costumes: Pancakes, Pig in a Blanket, Sushi and Pineapple

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Carrie McBride
Sep 20, 2010

Today's edition of Homecrafted Halloween showcases yummy food 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!

A Stack of Pancakes

aka: Beatrice (5 months)
location: Los Angeles, CA
age group: infant
difficulty level: semi-easy

materials: cardboard hat box, felt, elastic cord, batting

description: I started with a cardboard hat box from a craft supply store. I cut leg holes in the box and a head hole in the box lid. Then I covered the box and lid in craft glue, then batting, then beige felt. I cinched the batting tightly with gold-colored elastic cord to create a stack of several pancakes. Then I added a syrup color cut out of dark brown felt and a small butter hat made with yellow felt and batting and attached with an elastic strap. This costume is ideal for babies who can sit but not stand or walk. For an older child you could add arm holes and larger, more functional leg holes.
Thanks Summer!

A Sushi Roll

aka: Elena (7)
location: HIghland Park, NJ
age group: child
difficulty level: super easy

materials: different colored fleece, safety pins, chopsticks (not required), green t-shirt

description: My daughter Elena decided she wanted to be a piece of sushi for Halloween, which I thought was a funny idea. So we found some perfect fleece and made it happen. There's no sewing involved, and it's an easy costume for warm or chilly weather. I wrote about it on my blog, Charlotte's Fancy.
Thanks Molly!

Pineapple

aka: Lorelai (2)
location: Salt Lake City, UT
age group: toddler
difficulty level: semi-easy

materials: mustard-colored felt, fabric markers and paint, green foam, sticky velcro, stapler, elastic

description: I cut a big rectangle of the felt, large enough to fit all the way around my child. I painted honeycomb shapes all over the felt, making it look like the texture of a pineapple. I then placed the velcro on the back of the felt to "close" the costume around her body. I loosely sewed the elastic on the top and bottom of the rectangle so that I could scrunch up the fabric to make it look more like the shape of a pineapple. For the hat I just cut long rectangles of foam and stapled them together to the size of my child's head.
Thanks Kelly!

Pig in a Blanket

aka: Molly, 2 months
location: Atlanta, GA
age group: infant
difficulty level: super easy

materials: a gift bag, elastic from a hospital nebulizer mask, surgical tape, Sharpie

description: We spent last Halloween in the hospital (Molly's 3rd admission before 2 months of age). It was an unplanned stay and her original costume was at home but I couldn't let the evening go by without documenting her first Halloween (even if it had to be by cell-phone-photo-shoot)! All we had was a pink gift bag from a friend's visit the day before. I asked the nurses for some scissors and a couple of snips later had a snout and two ears. I taped the nose directly to her oxygen catheter and my husband took an elastic out of a nebulizer mask to fashion an ear headband. We wrapped her up, called her a "pig in a blanket" and she was the hit of the hospital that night!
Thanks Ashleigh!

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