Sep 26, 2014

Elephant and Piggie Halloween Costume

Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including my Elephant and Piggie Costumes. I'm teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y'all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!

Along with my Elephant and Piggie Costumes, I'm sharing 88+ more really awesome handmade costume ideas from talented bloggers everywhere!

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

So let me say, I am crazy...

Let me finish. I am crazy about Halloween costumes. I also quite enjoy themed costumes for Halloween. This year we went with costumes that are based on book characters.

Our family LOVES the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems. Have you read those books? Oh my word, they are amazing, hilarious, and all together quite fantastic. We have almost all of them, and we read them all the time. All. The. Time.

So it was a no brainer on our Halloween O' Book Characters to dress the youngest two as Gerald the Elephant and Piggie for this Halloween.

Another reason it seemed destined to dress them as Elephant and Piggie is because Gerald, the Elephant, wears glasses and Little wears glasses. It was meant to be.

For both of the costumes I started with Butterick Pattern 3238. I used micro fleece. I altered the tail, the ears, and omitted the elastic in both costumes. The tails and ears are both made to mimic the book characters themselves. I followed then construction instructions I just changed the shapes.

The were a few components not made from the pattern.

For Gerald, I added the toenails in a lighter fleece. I cut 3 half circles for each "leg". That was 12 total. Then I sewed them on to the edge of the sleeves and the end of the splats (shoe covers).  I also made a simple trunk by sewing a tube, filling it with batting and then attaching it to a piece of fleece. Then I sewed elastic to the ends of the fleece..

For sweet little Piggie, I only added a cute but ridiculously large piggy snout. I sewed to black felt slits to the front of an oval piece of fleece. Then I attached a piece of elastic.

Did I mention anything about the cuteness?

Elephant and Piggie are a pretty good start to our Halloween O' Book Characters.

And now it's time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don't forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!   

  88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things1. Handmade Baby Hamburger Costume 2. DIY Baby Game Boy Costume 3. DIY Minecraft Steve Costume 4. Football Brothers Halloween Costumes with DIY Pads and Onesie 5. Star Trek Halloween Costume for Kids 6. A Bee and Her Keeper 7. No Sew Magician Costume 8. Flint Lockwood Costume 9. Pinocchio 10. Marty McFly 11. Princess Wedding Dress Costume 12. Handmade Lalaloopsy Doll Costume 13. Homemade Toothless Costume 14. DIY Mermaid For Less Than $20 (No-Sew Option) 15. Easy Tinker Bell Costume 16. Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes 17. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth 18. Family Monsters University Costumes 19. Scooby Doo family costumes 20. DIY Storm Cloud Costume

  88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things21. Cheap and Easy DIY Spider Costume 22. Easy Tin Man Costume 23. No Sew Bee Costume 24. Planet Halloween Costumes 25. DIY Cheshire Cat Costume 26. DIY Instagram Board 27. Elsa crown 28. Dog Collar Ruffles 29. DIY Pineapple Baby Costume 30. DIY Lego Movie Costume 31. Weeping Angel Costume 32. Disney Planes Costume: Dipper 33. Easy Pirate Costume 34. Easy Costume Idea - Renaissance Girl 35. 10 Minute Homemade Jellyfish Costume 36. DIY Cat Costume 37. Lucy And Ricky Costumes 38. Easy Frozen Costumes (Carrisa!!) 39. Easy Greek Goddess Costume 40. DIY Family Willy Wonka Costumes

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things 41. DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume 42. No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume 43. Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume 44. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes 45. DIY Raccoon Costume with Printable Mask 46. Easy WildStyle Lego Movie Costume 47. Simple Hello Kitty Costume 48. No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume 49. DIY Inspector Gadget and Penny Costumes 50. DIY Frozen Elsa Dress Baby Edition 51. Fairy Princess Dog Costume 52. DIY Hashtag Halloween Costume 53. Toddler or Baby Egg Costume 54. Easy No Sew Olaf Costume 55. DIY Baymax Costume 56. DIY Tooth Fairy Costume 57. Baby Short Stack Pancake Costume 58. Elephant and Piggie Halloween Costumes 59. Instagram Halloween Costume 60. Peter Pan & Mr. Smee Halloween Costume

   88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at 61. Wildstyle Costume from the Lego Movie 62. Fred and Wilma Couples Costume 63. Viking Family Costumes 64. DIY Cruella de Vil Costume for a child 65. Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Treat Bucket 66. How to Make a Minecraft Steve Head 67. DIY Harry Potter Costume 68. DIY Duck Dynasty Costumes 69. No Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume 70. DIY Skunk Mask 71. Ghostbusters Proton Pack DIY 72. Frozen Anna Costume Tutorial 73. Candy Corn Costume 74. Paw Patrol Halloween Costume 75. No Sew Toothless Dragon Costume 76. DIY Robot Costume 77. Wonder Woman Costume 78. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Costume 79. Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume 80. DIY Boy Garden Gnome Costume 81. Group Costume: Bob Ross, Happy Tree, & Squirrel 82. DIY Blues Brothers Costumes 83. Snow White Costume 84. Peacock Princess Costume 85. Scarecrow Costume 86. Easy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume 87. Handmade Teddy Bear Costume 88. Princess Elsa and the Spy Kid 89. DIY Baby Koala costume

What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?! Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it! Also, follow the Handmade Halloween Costume board on Pinterest! Follow Jamie Dorobek {C.R.A.F.T.}'s board “Handmade Halloween Costumes” on Pinterest.

If you are stopping by from the C.R.A.F.T Costume Blog Hop, welcome! Stay around and check out some of my other Halloween Costume Ideas.

Have I mentioned I rather like themed Halloween? Haha. Well I do. Thanks for stopping by and checking out our first Halloween O' Book Characters. Keep checking back to find out what Oldest and Middle are going to be.

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1 comment:

SStockhoff said...

I agree you are crazy........crazy talented! They look adorable as always! I can't wait to see what's in store for the older two.


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