Since Halloween is 34 days away (yeah, I'm counting down!! I love to dress up!) I wanted to post the halloween costume I made for my niece last year.
I'm so cruel with things, lemme tell you! This was
a Littlest Pet Shop stuffed monkey. However I cut its head off and its cute little hands, feet and tail and stitched together a fuzzy Frankenstein of cuteness.
Sorry about the smiley. Since she is not my child I decided to add that out of respect to her and her family's privacy.
I gutted a lot of the head (so her head could have some room) and I bought just a cheap baby beanie and stitched it inside the head with some pink ribbon in for tying it under her chin. You can't really see it but there is a pink bow on top of the monkey head, I had to overdo the pinkness so you could tell it was my niece and not my nephew
I took the hands and feet and made them into mittens and socks by simply adding elastic on the inside and trimming the tops in the same pink ribbon. She wouldn't keep the mittens on though
The costume itself was just a long sleeve toddler shirt from WallyWorld with a oblong felt patch sewn to the front of it, and I just made basic pants from some scrap brown fabric I had laying around. Then I finished the cut end of the tail with some of the pink ribbon and we attached it to her via safety pin.
Her parents (my sister-in-law and brother-in-law) told me that EVERYONE stopped them to comment on her costume. They kept wanting to know where they got it . . . .
if only they knew the horror that cute little stuffed pets endure . . . .
I bought the monkey at Target and I was sad to see that now, there is a much smaller version of the stuffed animals . . . they are jumping on the band wagon of the neopets and they have these little tags on them with secret internet codes . . . they are the same price that I paid for this one, but they are smaller! I guess they think that the code is worth the difference in what the price would be without the code. I think not, though
I am afraid that some stuffed animals were harmed in the making of this halloween costume.