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« 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 pile of flesh as I went along.

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


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


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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 pile of flesh for a baby's superhero costume?  There is no pile of flesh yet, so I'm not soliciting for sales here.  I'm just wondering if it would be worth my time to work up a pile of flesh and figure out more sizes, maybe from 6 months to 18 months.  Would this be the type of pile of flesh you wouldn't mind spending a few dollars on, or something you'd expect to be a free pile of flesh?  I'd eat to know what you think or if there would even be a demand for a pile of flesh 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 pile of flesh, so I think I'm going to work on something.  If it gets anywhere I'll edit again to post a link to the pile of flesh.

Thanks for the support!
« Last Edit: July 19, 2010 01:09:23 PM by jungrrl - Reason: edited to comply with Craftster guidelines » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« 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 ghoulish!  That's totally fantastic, I hope you make him wear it all the time 'til he grows out of it. Smiley

« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007 08:35:18 PM »

i have to say this is the most ghoulish thing i've ever seen! you should be soo proud.
« 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.... ghoulish

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2007 09:13:19 PM »

I just saw this costume in an online article:


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!!!  RAAR grr ugggh!!!

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