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Topic: YIP YIP YIP YIP...UH HUH, UH HUH!  (Read 15621 times)
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« on: October 29, 2007 01:08:07 PM »

This year my husband and I dressed up as the Yip Yip Martians from Sesame Street. We both made our own costumes from scratch. I searched high and low on the internet for a tutorial for how to make these costumes, since there were quite a few pictures and videos online, but alas, nobody shared how to make them, so we eventually figured it out on our own.

Here is the finished product! I'm on the right! (The pink one!)



The fabric is called eyelash fabric. It was perfect for this project, even though it was a little heavy and hard to work with in the sewing machine. The eyes are made of Styrofoam balls connected with wooden kabob skewers and glue. Antennas are made from pipe cleaners and pom poms. The eyes are attached to a headband on the inside of the fabric with two screws. It held up pretty well! The movable mouth is a coat hanger sewn into the fabric, and the rest of the mouth/face screen is layered black mesh-like fabric. The hardest part of the whole thing was attaching the mouth/face screen. We put everything together and THEN tried sewing it on. It would have probably made more sense to do the mouth first, then the rest of it, then there would have been less fabric to work with/swear at! I had originally sewn on some sleeves because we were going to be carving pumpkins, but I took mine off because it added extra weight to the costume and it was already heavy/hot enough! I just left holes for my arms. My husband left his sleeves on his costume. I also had more layers of the black mesh than he did, which is why his face is more visible than mine.

I'm really happy with how it turned out! The reaction we got from our friends was worth all of the hard work! This costume will be hard to top next year!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007 01:09:23 PM »

XD thats amazing. I wish my costume was that cool
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2007 01:15:36 PM »

Okay. So I officialy love you! YIP YIPS ROCK! YOU ROCK! THIS ROCKS!
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007 01:17:39 PM »

that is SO cool
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2007 01:20:33 PM »

"I'm on the right!"
Our right or your right? XD

They look awesome! I'm a little jealous  Wink congratz!
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2007 01:54:45 PM »

Heeeee.

Hee hee heeeeeee.

AWESOME.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2007 02:02:21 PM »

wow, this makes me so happy I had to hippty hop down to youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgEJZ1dFCog if you had a baby yip yip I would cry
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2007 02:44:37 PM »

YAY!!!!

...this is a costume idea my hubby and i have been toying with for YEARS, but have never quite gotten to..... very well done.... and "this rocks"  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2007 03:03:13 PM »

Those are SO fabulous - it makes me want to run out right now and buy fabric and make some!  (and I have no need for a costume this year - not to mention no free time - I still want one!)  They look absolutely perfect.  Just love 'em.

When you say you joined the eyeballs with skewers - did you mean to each other?  And then they were screwed through the fabric to the headband?
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2007 03:54:38 PM »

seeing your awesome costumes just made my day. my head giggled and reverterd back to its happy childhood. Cheesy

well done job Grin
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