My 3 year-old son informed me last week that he wants to be "Monsters Inc." for Halloween - all the characters! I finally got him to agree to Sully and to carry a Mike treat bag (I'm making from a plastic pumkin painted green with Mike's face painted on and arms and legs from a stuffed frog attached). Well, I purchased the costume on eBay and he decided he wants to be Boo, the little girl. So, I'm hoping I can talk him into Sully after he sees the costume with the Mike bag (plus the Boo doll I also bought on eBay), but I'm preparing to make a Boo costume. I could find a Boo costume on eBay going for $50 - 60, but I am NOT spending that on a costume (I really prefer to make a costume rather than buy it, but I didn't want to attempt Sully). Plus, I figure if the Monsters made her costume in the movie, I can too (I realize they are fictional, but in theory it's a home made costume).
So, any ideas or patterns you know of I might be able to put together? I'm an OK sewer, but I'm not that great at clothes. I'm more of a cut-a-t-shirt-hot-glue kind of girl. I bought cotton fabric I found cheap that's purple with diamonds that looks a lot like the fabric in her costume.
For the body I'm thinking I'll make a tube, with lining batting to make it puffy. The hood part is where I'm getting stuck. I know I can use yarn and make the eyes, but it's the rest of the head I'm not sure how to do. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
I'm thinking if I can get my son to be Sully, I might make the Boo costume for myself, so there's a good chance I'll be making it for someone!
Here's a photo of Boo in her costume: