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« on: February 08, 2008 06:59:05 PM »

Hello all you crafty, creative and ever so inspiring people.. I've just signed up because i love the stuff you all do and i really want to learn! Anyways, seeing that i feel i'm just soaking up so many ideas and not contributing any, here are some picks of a costume i made for my baby boy for Halloween.. As i had no idea of the existence of Crafsters back then (and believe me it would have been so much easier to come up with ideas if i had), there aren't any pics of the actual process but i'll try to explain. This is the costume:




The kitty suite is made of an old hoodie i had lying around, apart from that i used an old white shirt (for the white parts-tail tip and tummy), some newspaper (for stuffing the tail (other stuffings just wouldn't do because they were either or heavy or didn't keep the shape), a piece of wire (to put inside the tail), an old pantyhose (for more breathable arms), thread and needle.

The bottom part (its a 2 piece for easy nappy changing) is made from the arms of the original hoodie, the top cutout from the original hoodie, taking in the sides a bit, and the tail, taken form the bottom edge of the original hoodie, sewing it into a llong tube with the end sewed off in a curve, then placed the wire and stuffed newspaper with a stick. (Seal shut outside the suite!)Then the top part (body) is sewn shut at the sides and i added two sleeves with thumb holes (made from black panty-hose) on top of the hood two slits to fit in a triangle of black fabric that makes up the ears.. Volia, easy cheap kitty suite! I hope you like! I'll try to make a diagram of where each part came from. Comments please!
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008 07:10:08 PM »

I can officially say that is one of the cutest things I have ever seen ^.^ Your little boy is adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008 07:15:30 PM »

awwww!  That is very sweet!  Good idea on the tail with the newspapers, because, yep, stuffing will really drag it down.  I love the little white tip too - great detail! 
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008 07:19:51 PM »

I can officially say that is one of the cutest things I have ever seen ^.^ Your little boy is adorable!

Hehehehehe! Thankyou! I can officially say he's the best thing i've ever made! xD Lol!  Tongue

Here's the diagram of the pieces, to clarify my really bad explaining xD
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008 07:25:26 PM »

That is the best catsuit I've seen in a while Smiley Very inventive
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2008 07:33:25 PM »

Well.. i really hate to spend money on a rental.. besides, this way i can add to his costume trunk Cheesy
By the way, i made his pant legs extra baggy so they look more like hind legs, but you could take them in if you wanted to... Also, i must say its hand sewn, so the white parts are really poorly sewn, and because of that they became really fayed after an hour or so... Lips sealed
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2008 08:10:18 PM »

hte last picture is so adorable!!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2008 08:27:44 PM »

1.  This is a cute costume--I LOVE it when kids wear homemade costumes!
2. Your child is ADORABLE!
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2008 09:03:29 AM »

In first place, thanks for all your comments Cheesy It's very motivating and i can't wait to show you something else, something more recent. Secondly, thanks for the compliments on my baby boy.. I do ADORE him...when he's naughty and nice, he's just so cute!

And to Camilaustral: I'm from Chile too! :O
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2008 02:36:45 PM »

what a great idea!
this sparks sooo many ideas for all kinds of recycled-hoodie animal costumes...maybe even a three peas in a pod costume!!:)
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