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chickenfeet
« on: October 14, 2008 01:23:49 PM »

Our 16 month old will be Colonel Sanders this year, but I'm wondering about the goatee.  I knit a wig (so it could be tied on), and I've got the glasses:


(Picture the white suit, etc., because I'm not wrestling her into that any more than I have to.)

I don't want to use adhesive, and most things I think she'd just pull off anyway.  I thought about melting marshmallows and painting on a nontoxic goatee.   What do you think?  Can I get away with a clean-shaven colonel?
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008 04:48:50 PM »

haha too cute!
I don't think spirit gum is toxic...but I know it gives some people rashes so I dunno if I'd trust it on a baby's super sensitive skin.
I think the marshmallow idea might result in a sticky mess.
Why not just use facepaint? White with black outline and possibly some swirls  to give it 'texture'.
Good luck! It's a great costume idea!!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008 09:34:39 AM »

Last year our baby was a hobo and we used spaghetti sauce for his scruff!  Perhaps there's some other temporary-staining food item that she wouldn't mind if you rubbed on her.  Since the colonel is older, it'd be a little tricky finding something to stain grey, but maybe just like a black-iced cupcake that'll fade to grey after a little while.  Maybe you could do a combination of that and marshmallow fluff.  Just get photos before she licks it all off!
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008 09:39:27 AM »

melted marshmallows mixed with black and white frosting so you get a pale grey, then paint it on, non toxic, tastey when she decides to lick it off and utterly cute?
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008 03:13:18 PM »

After you paint on the marshmallow you could dust it with coconut or flour.
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2008 03:31:28 PM »

Flour is a great idea, Bonsai!  Although if you are going for taste maybe powdered sugar instead?  Jeez, that's really clever of you.  I'm totally going to do that instead of facepaint if I ever need a white beard.
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2008 06:18:13 PM »

Thanks for the great ideas!  These sound so yummy, we're going to have to do beards every day once she gets a taste.
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008 05:59:25 PM »

what about a BIB with a knited or sewed on goatee??
maybe even fun fur  then below the goatee do the black tie.  just use black ribbon in a bow & stich it on to the bib??
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2008 06:30:29 PM »

Could you knit one and attach it to the wig, so it'd fall in the right place?  Like the santa beards...
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chickenfeet
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2008 06:28:37 PM »

Both the bib and knitted beard sound like good ideas.  I've been stuck on a beard/moustache combo, but I think people would get it if she just had a beard.  I tried knitting a goatee, but it turned out pretty awful.  I just knit without planning, and it looked like her face was being eaten by a big pile of yarn.  Thanks for your help!
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