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Topic: Stewie Griffin - Now with Lois costume!  (Read 14189 times)
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« on: October 17, 2009 02:42:30 PM »

My son has been giving me a real hard time the last few months (terrible twos) so I've decided he needs to dress up as someone determined to destroy his mother...who else but Stewie Griffin! Tongue

Every year I do my best to make our costumes with stuff from the second hand store. I got the yellow turtleneck, red overalls, a flesh coloured bed sheet, and the shoes there.  Rupert the teddy bear was a freebie we got in the mail from some baby food company when my son was born, and the phaser gun is just a small toy squit gun from the dollar store.

The overalls had a square patch in the front that left a darker spot on the fabric, so I decided to make the name tag to cover it up. I printed that up on the computer, glued it on some cardboard, wrapped it in clear sticky paper, and then glued a pin on the back.

I originally had planned to make a 3-D head, I had glued it all together out of pieces of foam, but for some reason, I just couldn't manage to get the material sewn on/around it properly. Also every time I tried to put it on my son's head to test out the fit, he would freak and not want to put it on. After my 2nd 3-D attempt failed, I took my son's cue and tried to come up with something easier to make, and something my son would agree to wearing.

What I finally ended up doing was draw the shape of Stewie's head on to a piece of cardboard and then trace that onto my material. I cut it out, sewed up part of it, slipped the cardboard inside for support and then stuffed it with some batting. I then pinned the head/face onto my son's balaclava style winter hat which I knew he liked wearing. After Halloween I'll just unpin it so we can keep using the hat.

After looking at these pics, I'm not 100% happy with it. I'm gonna loosely sew some more of my flesh coloured material to disguise the hat a bit more. Up next, I work on my Lois costume! Grin









Thanks for looking!


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So here is my Lois is costume I put together. All items except the wig are from the second hand store. I also made a Brian dog that is humping my leg Tongue The dog was my sons. It is a stuffed animal that came with a bunch of velcro parts that you could change around to give it it's own look. I took all the parts off and I was just left with a bare dog. The eyes are styrofoam balls, the tag was one of my cats old rabies tags flipped around, the nose is glue gunned on felt, and the ears are just foam board. I didn't have anything else in the house to make them with but if I come across anything in the next few days, and I have time, I might replace them.





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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009 02:47:55 PM »

LOL! That is hilarious!
Great costume, and fabulous use of thrifted pieces.  Your son makes an adorable Stewie!
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009 03:08:14 PM »

This is genius!  I'm soooooo glad that you and this costume exist out there!  I hope you share your Lois costume!
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009 03:33:10 PM »

Awesome! I am impressed by your thriftiness! Great costume!
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009 04:03:25 PM »

Lois costume now added to the OP
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2009 04:06:14 PM »

HAHAHAHAHA!  Awesome!  Are you going to do her nasal-y voice, too?
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2009 05:54:10 PM »

too funny...great job!
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2009 09:01:06 PM »

That is fantastic!  I love everything.  I am not going to be able to show this to my boyfriend though, or he'll immediately start plotting how to borrow a small cousin for Halloween.   Smiley  Great work!
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2009 11:52:29 PM »

That looks great! Very creative work, especially with your Stewie.
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2009 04:26:34 AM »

Aweeee That's so amazing! I hope your son gets a TON of candy!
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