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Topic: Baby's First Halloween as Princess Leia!  (Read 43756 times)
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« on: November 01, 2009 07:18:31 PM »

I posted this in Halloween before I found out there was a challenge.  So I hope it's okay that it's been cross posted!

So it was my 7.5 month old daughter's VERY FIRST HALLOWEEN.  How could we NOT go handmade? This cost us less than $3 to make, and took about 3 hours.  Which was a good thing, since I was a bad last minute mommy and waited until the last possible week to start working on this.





I made the wig out of some cheap, stretchy fabric I found in the clearance section of our local craft store. The buns are just long tubes stuffed with filling I took out of an old pillow. I hand sewed the buns to the main part of the hat and voila! Instant hair for baby!

Her "gown" was made from an old shower curtain. It was barely used (the top plastic backing for the shower rings had fallen off) and it had a slight sheen which made it perfect for the gown.  I took a shortcut and instead of hemming the sleeves and skirt, I cut the pieces I needed out along the bottom of the shower curtain hem. It saved a lot of sewing time!

My husband made the belt.  He works at a sign shop so he used some scrap banner material left over and the silver accents are just silver vinyl.

She had a little stuffed gun too! But I didn't get a good shot of it. Also, we just put a white terry sleeper that we happened to have under her gown since we didn't have white boots for her.

Here's one more picture of her standing:



Hope everyone had an awesome (and safe) Halloween!
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009 07:30:25 PM »

omg!!!!
lovin' it all the time

this totally rocks!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009 08:21:50 PM »

this is SO adorable, you're a genius for making the baby-friendly "hair" as well. great job!
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009 08:22:54 PM »

I love it - that "hair" hat is so creative - you rock. What a sweet costume.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009 05:01:37 AM »

Great 1st Halloween costume.
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009 05:30:04 AM »

Cuteness factor is off the charts!
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009 09:17:33 AM »

She's positively precious! Congrats on your new baby and your last-minute ingenuity. This is a MUCH cooler baby costume than the standard little pumpkin thingy that everyone does!
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009 09:20:53 AM »

that's just too cute and looks so professional. well done!
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009 10:16:59 AM »

That is just too cute!  The costume is amazing and she is so cute!  Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2009 10:52:26 AM »

Your baby is BEYOND cute, and normally I don't even think babies are cute (don't kill me!).
And that costume is extremely professional looking! $3 and 3 hours!? That's CRAZY awesome. I love how you worked around the hair issue - that's ingenious.
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2009 11:25:30 AM »

Wow this is awesome!
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2009 11:28:25 AM »

OMG this is sooo cute! <3
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2009 12:25:15 PM »

cute I love the hair piece.. cutest space princess  yet!
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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2009 01:19:05 PM »

Adorable costume on a beautiful baby Smiley what more could anyone ask for?
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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2009 03:23:47 PM »

This is SOOOO awesome! She's so adorable!
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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2009 03:49:00 PM »

aaawwwww...i went as Leia this year too but i definitely did not look as cute as that!!
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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2009 04:33:36 PM »

Precious!!!
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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2009 05:56:37 PM »

OMG that is so f-ing cute.
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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2009 06:30:26 PM »

OMG! Costume is adorable & so is the baby!!!!!
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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2009 07:38:47 PM »

That's about the cutest thing I've seen in a while!!  Cheesy I love the hair idea!  Too cute!!
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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2009 09:01:24 PM »

This is so cute! This took the top spot, second place is now a young man (maybe 2) in a UPS costume. Great job!!
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« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2009 10:25:02 PM »

She's so adorable!!! What a great job on the costume.  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2009 02:33:22 AM »

cutest freakin' queen of the universe ever!! 
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« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2009 12:36:01 PM »

That is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Absolutely awesome!!
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« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2009 06:13:52 PM »

THANKS SO MUCH everyone for all the wonderful comments!! Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2009 05:58:02 PM »

oh my gosh.  That is absolutely adorable!  very clever to use the already-hemmed edge of the fabric, I might add!
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« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2009 09:12:27 PM »

That's a great Leia! I like the idea you did for the "hair".
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« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2009 09:46:14 PM »

oh how adorable, great costume and adorable baby!
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« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2009 07:16:04 PM »


I particularly love this, because not only does it LOOK fantastic, but it also looks as if the child is comfortable AND can move around without the costume making it frustrating.

Kudos!!!
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Cheesy
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« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2011 02:36:26 AM »

Too cute for words!
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« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2012 09:08:37 PM »

This is such a cute idea.  I've seen diff versions all about the web.  Adorable model!  =)
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