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shootingstar
« on: March 13, 2008 03:16:13 PM »

OK, so my 2 year old is addicted to Sesame Street, and her favorite is the "People in your neighborhood" song with Ben Stiller, where he dresses up in a cheese costume.  So...  now she wants a cheese costume like "that boy on the TV." Smiley  Any suggestions on where to start with this?  Huh

Here's a link to the picture:
http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/tv/stars/star_image.php?contentId=62910
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kaymadben
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008 05:13:58 PM »

I've seen lots of sesame street but never one with Ben Stiller dressed as cheese. Must be hillarious. Any chance you could find a picture to post?
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008 05:17:34 PM »

Just thought about it and you could just do a big square from the top of his head to the bottom at his knees or so, cut out a big circle for his face, then medium and small circles out for the cheese, then make 2 sides, a top and a back the same as the front and make it like a box without a bottom. You could probably do it out of felt. Maybe something like spongebob but orange for cheese? Just a thought.
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threegirlsandaboy
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008 08:59:09 PM »

Would this work?  You wouldn't have to include the crackers on the head... 

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/0310/cheese_crackers.html

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shootingstar
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2008 07:56:46 PM »

Thanks for the outside points-of-view.  I get to the point of "can't see the forest for the trees" trying to figure these things out. Roll Eyes

My main problem is how to get it to hold it's shape w/o it getting too heavy.  I thought about going the cardboard box route, but to get it thick enough to not bend would be pretty heavy for a little one.  Maybe just the top and bottom be the triangle shape, and the "cheese" part be almost like a triangle shaped bag, with her shoulders holding the top triangle up and the bottom with the middle cut out, like a frame to hold the "bag" out.  Sounds a little confusing when I read back over it, but it's the best I can do....  Any feedback or suggestion would be greatly appreciated, this is my first attempt at making a costume.
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2008 03:50:22 PM »

Bag makes sense to me Smiley

If you think all-cardboard would be too heavy or wrinkle & dent to much I think a soft sided costume would be both fun and easy.

I'd use a layer or two of cardboard for the top triangle with the hole for the head in it, use this as your triangle pattern for felt, corduroy, flanel, whatever suits you. Once the triangle is made that gives you the length of all your rectangle side & back pieces along it's edges. Make those pieces as long as you want, sew them all together than hand sew or better yet hot glue the cardboard insert inside it- voila! Cheese!

I still think Robert DeNeiro as a head of cabbage was the best celebrity guest spot though Smiley
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shootingstar
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2008 03:56:46 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions... it's so helpful to see from someone elses's perspective.  I didn't see the one with De Niro, that would definitely be funny.  Did you see him in that movie "Stardust?"  He's supposed to be this tough captain, but he dresses in women's clothes and does the whole floppy wrist thing.  cracked me up.
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2008 09:16:29 PM »

Yes, we rented it recently- it was a very nice movie (we watched with our girls).
DeNeiro does a dog, cabbage & Elmo all in the same skit with Elmo, it's pretty dang funny Smiley

Liam Nissen (that looks wrong) counting with The Count was a riot as well....
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