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« on: August 25, 2006 07:30:09 AM »

So my little boy, who is 2 was going to be a pirate. I bought the coolest fabric and everything. But he really likes Monsters Inc. And my dh who NEVER dresses up says that if I make him a costume he will dress up with the kids....so I am taking this opportunity to be amusing Smiley I am making him a Sully costume and I want to make my baby Mike. Now I can get fur for sully's costume, but since Mike is rather circular do you wondeful ladies have any suggestions on how to construct this costume?

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2006 09:14:55 AM »

I have two suggestions but neither of them are very good.

Suggestion One: Use some old coathangers to make a wire frame.

Suggestion Two: See if you can find one of those infamous pumpkin costumes and take a look at what they did. 

Sorry this isn't much help, but it's a tough project.  Best of luck with it!
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2006 01:10:02 PM »

thanks! i wonder if boning would work instead of the wire hangers? i am just concerned about them poking my son. this will definitely be interesting to say the least Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2006 11:41:59 AM »

Did ya ever make a set of Maracas(shakers for music) with a balloon?
Perhaps,purchases one of those large kids rubber ball and make some paste and glue newspaper all over it.Now either you will have to pop the ball afterwards..or leave the spot open where the "air up" hole is and try to deflat it and air it up after the fact.Typically the balls are about $2.50-$3.00 at stores like Walmart...Target.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2006 12:10:50 PM »

Or, see if you can get a ball the right size, like the thick plastic ones that they always have in those giant cages in the center aisles.  If the diameter is the distance from his... crotch... to the top of his head, it would be perfect.  Cut a large hole where his legs can come put, and arm holes, and his face can go where mike's one eye would be... put him in a green turtle neck and pants (gotta keep warm) or maybe even a hoodie... make sure the ball is the right color, or paint it... that'd be so simple and probably really cheap.

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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2006 10:37:11 PM »

you guys are brilliant!!!! thanks a bunch! i am really anxious to get started on this now! Wink

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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2006 07:05:29 AM »

I ;ove the ball idea, but I have another suggestion. What about approaching making a Mike costume as if you were making an M&M costume, I've seen patterns for the M&M guys. You could just modify the pattern to look like Mike.

« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2006 09:41:08 AM »

Wow - my 3 year-old did the SAME thing!  He turned 3 in September and we had a Pirate party and I made him a pirate costume so we were all going to be pirates for Halloween.  Yesterday he says, out of the blue "I want to be Monster's Inc. for halloween."  Of course, he wants to be BOTH Sully and Mike, so I'm planning to get him a  Sully costume and make a Mike treat bag from one of those plastic pumpkins painted green with arms and legs attached.

I found costumes on eBay - I'm hoping to win a Sully one because I think making it would be hard.  Where did you get the fabric for the Sully costume?

BTW I love the family costumes - my hubby won't play along with this one, although he usually does so I can't complain.  Be sure to post a photo with you guys all dressed up!
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2006 09:49:45 AM »

ok  my  thought  was a  hoop  from a  pair of  clown pants  or  from a  girls old time  dress..........  or  a  tire  from a  ten speen bike?Huh   all flexible  but  no  poking!  I still have the  dryer vent  scar  from when I was 8 and going as a robot.

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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2006 10:16:04 AM »

I've been looking at a LOT of Mike costumes looking for the Sully costume (which I won on eBay - and then my son decides he wants to be Boo). 

Anyway,  my son was a dinosaur when he was 1 and the costume was very round.  I would go with kind of a pumpkin look - a tunic kind of outfit that is stuffed around the middle with Mike's face on the front.  Your son could wear a green shirt and pants. 

Here's one of the costumes I found: http://www.orientaltrading.com/application?origin=page.jsp&namespace=browse&event=link.itemDetails&categoryId=342679&sku=25/3105&BP=7106&cm_mmc=Google-_-Halloween%20Costumes%202006-_-Monsters%20Inc%20Mike-_-monsters%20mike%20costume

This one has a "candy catcher" in the front, but you could make it more round.  I would stear clear of anything hard - a 2 year old needs to move around.

Good luck!  I can't wait to see it.
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