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jeloca
« on: November 01, 2007 07:56:03 PM »



Here's my son Jakob in his SuperBaby costume.  I wanted to make him something special for his first Hallowe'en!  It is knit using King Cole Smooth DK and is one piece with snap tape up the back.  The cape is detatchable and held on with buttons that slip through the knitted stitches, since I didn't want to use velcro that would show when the cape was removed.



I began on October 4th and finished early in the morning on the 31st.  The entire costume was hand made and I designed the pattern as I went along.



I hope you like it, I am so proud of it!  

Jennifer.

Edited to add: Thanks to everyone for the incredibly sweet and generous comments!  To answer some questions: Jakob is 5 1/2 months old.  I worked on it mainly when he was in bed at night, which occassionally meant I was stuck waiting for morning to continue because I needed to try it on him before I could proceed.  

If there's anything else you want to know just ask or you can visit me at my blog, or email me at jeloca[at]sympatico[dot]ca

Thanks!

Edited a second time to add:
I don't know if this is allowed, so if I'm breaking a Craftster rule please let me know privately and I'll remove this part of the post.

Can I ask the people who view this post...would you pay for a pattern for a baby's superhero costume?  There is no pattern yet, so I'm not soliciting for sales here.  I'm just wondering if it would be worth my time to work up a pattern and figure out more sizes, maybe from 6 months to 18 months.  Would this be the type of pattern you wouldn't mind spending a few dollars on, or something you'd expect to be a free pattern?  I'd love to know what you think or if there would even be a demand for a pattern of this type.  (Maybe I'm the only one crazy enough to knit a full-body costume?)

Thank you!

Edited a 3rd time to say:
It seems people would be interested in the pattern, so I think I'm going to work on something.  If it gets anywhere I'll edit again to post a link to the pattern.

Thanks for the support!
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007 07:57:30 PM »

awe. how adorable.
that is just so cute.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007 08:11:35 PM »

You are amazing!  That's totally fantastic, I hope you make him wear it all the time 'til he grows out of it. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007 08:35:18 PM »

i have to say this is the most amazing thing i've ever seen! you should be soo proud.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007 08:37:42 PM »

Thank you!  I did make him wear it all day so he'd get the most use out of it, and he really seemed to brighten people's day when we went mall-walking.  Luckily I made it about an inch too long in the arms and legs, and a few inches too wide, so he will still be able to wear it for Purim.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2007 08:42:41 PM »

This totally deserved a "This Rocks" hit. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2007 09:03:10 PM »

i agree this totally rocks.... amazing
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2007 09:13:19 PM »

I just saw this costume in an online article:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/parenting/sso_detail?blogid=29&entry_id=21583

This really is SUPER! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2007 09:46:01 PM »

WOW.....great job
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2007 10:37:09 PM »

OMG.  That's so great!!!!  I can't believe you came up with that by yourself!!!  Awesome!!!
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2007 05:47:40 AM »

Dude!  That's incredible!  I love it!
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2007 07:23:46 AM »

Que lindo!!!! God bless him. He looks too cute in that.  Way to go, that looks seriously awesome. You wouldn't mind sharing the pattern?
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2007 07:31:06 AM »

WOW...that is really cute..You should post the pattern..You did a really good job....shelly
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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2007 07:32:51 AM »

Absolutely the cutest costume ever!... If only I had time between my three boys to knit something like this!  I'm stuck with hats and the occasional baby sweater.  My one year old would have loved this!! You are a very gifted knitter.
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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2007 07:34:56 AM »

Cute! Supercute!  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2007 07:45:00 AM »

Wow!!  That is totally awesome!!  Lucky kid!!  He's a cutie too!!
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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2007 08:24:08 AM »

Beautiful son!  What creativity you have!  This rocks!
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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2007 08:46:29 AM »

That is so awesome!
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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2007 09:20:56 AM »

That is absolutely adorable, I love it! (And what a cute kid, too. Cheesy)
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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2007 09:42:48 AM »

Oh my goodness! This is so amazing!!!! I am impressed by your patience, your talent, and your freaking adorable child! I forwarded this post to several people to show off the ability of dedicated knitters.
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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2007 09:50:42 AM »

this is the coolest thing ever! plus a cute baby!
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« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2007 11:27:31 AM »

That is so cute! It made me laugh out loud when I first saw it.
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« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2007 01:21:00 PM »

That is so cute and warm too if you need that for trick or treating!
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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2007 10:02:53 PM »

EEEk! that is sooooo awesome
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« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2007 06:58:24 AM »

Totally a "this rocks" hit!  First off, the baby is ADORABLE!!!  I can hardly get over the cuteness of this costume.  When I opened the post up I almost spewed my coffee on my computer screen over the supreme cuteness of the baby IN the costume!!
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« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2007 04:23:23 PM »

Oh! Cheesy That is soooo awesome!
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« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2007 05:56:34 PM »

Awww! How cute!! He looks so happy in it too! Great job!
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« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2007 06:51:53 PM »

Wow!  That is so awesome!  You did an amazing job!
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« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2007 11:34:24 AM »

Totally a "this rocks" hit!  First off, the baby is ADORABLE!!!  I can hardly get over the cuteness of this costume.  When I opened the post up I almost spewed my coffee on my computer screen over the supreme cuteness of the baby IN the costume!!

LOL thank you!  I have to admit my hubby helped with the making of the baby though.  Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2007 12:26:40 PM »

Great work! (both baby and knitting) Smiley This is really awesome. I may need to improve my chart work and get going on something like this--i have a few friends who would absolutely love it!
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« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2007 04:13:44 PM »

I would pay for a pattern of this and I don't even have a baby! So adorable!
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« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2007 10:29:40 AM »

O...... My...... Gosh.  I think that could be one of the most clever knits to date.  And that baby.... makes my uterus hurt.  Great job!
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« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2007 11:33:21 AM »

Holy Sheep!!! that is such an adorable costume on an adorable baby!!!

Great job!!!!   

I think it's unique enough that people WOULD pay for that pattern!!!!  Congrats!
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« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2007 02:41:54 PM »

Absolutely awesome!  You done an amazing job!
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« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2007 06:21:17 PM »

This ROCKS, seriously...you could definately sell that pattern and even though I dont have a baby i would still buy it! lol
it's extremely adorable though and congrats on such a wonderful job Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2007 05:49:28 AM »

I've already told you how much I love the costume and your son is beautiful of course. I think a lot of people would pay for a pattern (I would if I had kids to knit for). The only thing I don't know is if there's some sort of copyright attached to the Superman costume/logo. Does anyone know if she could legally sell a Superman pattern?
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« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2007 06:26:55 AM »

I've already told you how much I love the costume and your son is beautiful of course. I think a lot of people would pay for a pattern (I would if I had kids to knit for). The only thing I don't know is if there's some sort of copyright attached to the Superman costume/logo. Does anyone know if she could legally sell a Superman pattern?

If I was to work it up and sell or publish it in any way, I would alter the shield shape and design some other logo to go inside...don't want to take a chance on any lawsuit!
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« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2007 07:31:46 AM »

O...... My...... Gosh.  I think that could be one of the most clever knits to date.  And that baby.... makes my uterus hurt.  Great job!

LOL thank you!

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments!
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« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2007 08:05:44 AM »

That is adorable and it looks like he love it! To answer your question, if I had a baby to knit a Halloween costume for, yes I'd pay for the pattern. I think it is too involved a pattern to expect it for free, especially in multiple sizes. I made all my son's costumes when he was young enough for trick or treat, so I probably would have made this if I'd had a pattern. But I'd be more likely to buy it if it were a downloadable pattern and I didn't have to wait for it in the mail.
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« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2007 09:46:54 AM »

First of all you are a *super* mom (sorry, couldn't resist, and I haven't read all the comments, so I'm sure I'm not the only one LOL!)  That really is AWESOME, and I hit the this Rocks button!

Second, I think for a pattern that original and cool, people would pay for it!  Good luck, and I hope you do well as a pattern designer!
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« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2007 10:48:45 AM »

this rocks!  amazing amazing!  i love it soooooo much!
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« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2007 07:39:34 AM »

It seems people would be interested in the pattern, so I think I'm going to work on something.  If it gets anywhere I'll edit again to post a link to the pattern.

Thanks for the support!
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« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2007 05:54:53 AM »

heavens, that's a really good job!!
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« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2007 10:05:38 AM »

I know people would pay for that pattern.  It's amazing!!  Great job.  I would buy it if my rugrat was still a little baby.  But alas, she's almost 5 now (how time flies!)
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