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« on: November 02, 2010 06:22:10 PM »



My 3yr old decided he wanted to be "the bird pirates have" (he was 'corn on the cob' last year!), so I made him a parrot costume!

Its basically an elaborate romper type pattern, with attached tail, and then a cropped long sleve 'shirt' with a parrot head hood and wings attached to the arms

This is what it looks like without the wings on top:



In action:
http://s169.photobucket.com/albums/u218/leighi123/baby/October%202010/?action=view&current=MOV05385.mp4






He wore it with squeaky shoes! He won the costume contest at the zoo also (actually 2 of my costumes won, I made TWELVE this year!), and we got a ton of compliments, it came out super cute and I think its pretty unique.  

Hope you like it!
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010 06:48:42 PM »

Amazingly cute! Great job on making it so realistic.  Shocked I'm in awe that you made 12 costumes of this calibur.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010 08:38:03 PM »

Amazingly cute! Great job on making it so realistic.  Shocked I'm in awe that you made 12 costumes of this calibur.

Thanks!  Grin

Levi's costume was the most time consuming of all of the costumes I made, but I do sew pretty fast esp when I am not using a pattern, and just making it up as I go along.  It helps to be able to try things on my kid every once in a while to see how it looks!

Here are some of the others I made:

French fries: http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u218/leighi123/crafts/toys/Dress%20up/DSC05141.jpg
Root beer: http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u218/leighi123/crafts/toys/Dress%20up/DSC05139.jpg
Very hungry caterpillar (the green bit velcros onto the back of the romper - I made it removable so baby could go in the car in his costume): http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u218/leighi123/crafts/toys/Dress%20up/DSC05043.jpg
peanut: http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u218/leighi123/crafts/toys/Dress%20up/DSC05007.jpg
elephant: http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u218/leighi123/crafts/toys/Dress%20up/DSC05008.jpg

I also made:
robin hood
fox
lion
flamingo (me in the pic of me and Levi)
butterfly
shark (which also won a costume contest at the zoo on another night)
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010 08:41:14 PM »

Amazing! and 12 costumes? Holy Cow! I barely managed one.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010 02:16:53 AM »

Wow. This is  super-adorable! The colors are so deliciously vibrant, and the wings, the wings! Good job!
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010 07:58:50 PM »

Wow. This is  super-adorable! The colors are so deliciously vibrant, and the wings, the wings! Good job!

Thanks!  I used felt and broadcloth to make it all, so the fabric didnt cost very much but the colors were nice and bright.  I like bright colored costumes so I can find him in a crowd!
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2010 10:58:00 PM »

I see! Thanks for the tip! I've never heard of broadcloth before (goes to show how you learn something new everyday ^_^"). I did a bit of research on it, and it seems to be a go-to for some period-costume makers. Did you find it easy to work with?  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2010 12:27:26 PM »

That is totally awesome. I can't believe you made twelve costumes! I hope they were all ghosts. :p
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2010 07:38:29 PM »

I see! Thanks for the tip! I've never heard of broadcloth before (goes to show how you learn something new everyday ^_^"). I did a bit of research on it, and it seems to be a go-to for some period-costume makers. Did you find it easy to work with?  Smiley

Broadcloth is super easy to work with... It might just be the most basic fabric ever, well aside from felt. And a plus is that in comes in pretty much any and every colour and it is super inexpensive.

I think I am in love... This may just be one of the cutest costumes I have ever seen!
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2010 07:27:22 PM »

I'm not sure I've ever seen a parrot costume before, but if I do again, they'll have a lot to live up to! Great Job!
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