Friday, November 1, 2013

Creeper Costume - Finished!

So, the Dude decided to be a creeper {from Minecraft} for Halloween. Sweet! We have a ton of cardboard around the house because we haven't finished unpacking. Grab some green markers, kid!

"But, Mom," he says with a pouty face. "I want to be able to sit in it!"

I shouldn't have fallen for the pouty face.

This costume was a bear to make. Six yards of various greens, the heaviest interfacing I could find, and it still doesn't hold the rectangle shape. My husband had to frame/reinforce the heck out of the head and shoulders.

Plus, he could barely walk in it. He could get his arms out the slits on the sides...but not easily. The head slit is between rows 2/3 out of 5, so it's front-heavy - we had to stack some leftover fabric behind his head to keep it from tipping over.

{Ssssssssssssssssssssssss BOOM!}

He did get a TON of compliments from other kids on the street, so there's that. I guess.

But people...just make your creeper costumes out of cardboard. Learn from me and don't fall for the pouty face.



  1. This is so fun, even if it is hard to walk in.

  2. Ah, the pouty face, I know it well - and it always means trouble :) the costume looks fantastic despite all the troubles

  3. But it's sooooo awesome :D Cardboard could never compare.

  4. Great costume! You did a fantastic job. Plus you got lots of "best mom ever" points I'm sure.

  5. I should be glad we are in fairies and princess stage, lol. Anyway. Well done.

  6. haha. What we won't do for our kids! ;-)

  7. You did it mom! I bet he had fun in it.

  8. LOL! I thought it was cardboard at first and then when I realized you sewed it I thought you should be nominated for Mom of the Year! Wow! Great job!

  9. I have built up an immunity to the pouty face. But not before it got an Iridessa costume out of me, an Abigail Adams dress, and a cat costume. My boys were always happy with store bought, super hero costumes.

    You did a fantastic job. A boy came to our door as a Creeper, but he couldn't look down or move very well. It was kinda funny.

  10. I know I told you before, but I told my son, no way was I making him a creeper costume. Yours is fantastic, despite all the problems and frustrations.
    Now, you can buy a cardboard creeper head at Target....

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