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Friday, October 17, 2014

DIY Elmo Halloween Costume: Sewing Machines Need Not Apply

I've always made my kids' Halloween costumes, despite the fact that sewing machines are unwelcome in our home.

Last year Little Miss Destruction was a delicious sushi.  No sewing machine involved.

This year, "Emmo!" is everything.  So why not wrap that muppet up in tulle?


I gave instructions on how to make a no-sew tutu right here.  This time, I didn't get the tulle in spools, so I had to wrap it on a piece of cardboard to measure.

Of course I had help.



I highly recommend the spool - the cutting by the yard was kind of a pain. I also used a little headband rather than a elastic waistband this time.  It was just easier.

(Warning!  Warning!  This part right here is called an "affiliate post", because if someone were to click and buy, Amazon would toss a few pennies at me by way of commision.  Or at least it's supposed to work that way.  I'm still kind of new at this but I do know that I'm required to disclaim).

I got a little shirt and softy pants.  The best part is, you can use these as clothing once the holiday is over!  Which is a huge benefit in my book.  Pants and shirt also very easy to find on Amazon or wherever:



After the whole tutu thing, I hot glued a pompom, two cotton balls, and two buttons onto a red hat.


If I were to take the time to redo it (I won't), I would use white pompoms instead of cotton balls.  They got white fuzzies kind of all over.  Plus, the hot glue didn't stick quite as well to the cotton balls as it did to the pompom.

I also would have used a slightly larger hat:


All in all though, our Chief Content Provider and Head of Demolition is pretty happy with her costume.  Except for that first moment when I told her that I would be taking her picture...




She got over it though.



Happy weekend and happy almost Halloween all!!

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22 comments:

MarkD60 said...

Beautiful! Fantastic! Gorgeous! Cute!
I love it and her!

Jill Herzberg Morgenstern said...

Thank you Mark!

BARB said...

Adorable Jill!!

Ali Williams said...

She's a super model! The outfit is so good and your photography made my day. Thanks!

Kids Are A Trip said...

I never had girls, but this outfit is adorable. Great job!

Jill Herzberg Morgenstern said...

Thank you Barb and Ali!

Kids on a Trip - I think you could just forgo all the tulle and this would still make a super cute (and even easier) boy costume!

Julia Nyanyo said...

So cute, and easy idea - love it!
I love your slightly unco-operative model too - bless, you got there in the end!

Mandee Pogue said...

This is so adorable! And as a girl who does not sew, I thank you!

Diana, Down Home Traveler said...

Oh my gosh - that is too cute!!! Adorable!

Jennifer said...

Oh My Goodness! What a sweetheart! And I love this costume idea!

Brenda D Priddy said...

Adorable!

Heather Greenwood said...

what a cutie!!!

Andrea Fogleman said...

OMG she's so cute! And her costume is just as cute. Just wanted you to know, there's a new linky party in town, Scraptastic Saturdays. It's still going on. I would love for you to link up. All linked ups will be shared via FB/Twitter/Pinterest. Hope to see you there. Have a wondeful weekend.

Lara Neves said...

She's so freaking cute! And as Elmo, she's heart-melting. My girls all went crazy when they saw the page load.

Jill Herzberg Morgenstern said...

Thank you everyone!!!! She doesn't really understand yet what Halloween is all about, but I think this is the year she starts to realize!

And that's so great Lara! Our girls "meet"!!!!! :-)

Purfylle said...

This is a great costume! And you could totally transform it into another costume too with just a few small changes like ditching the hat and adding wings or a spidman t-shirt.

Jill Herzberg Morgenstern said...

Thank you Purfylle! It is pretty versatile, isn't it? That's what I love about clothing-as-costumes!

Arizaphale said...

The joy of a homemade costume knows no bounds and this is a corker! I want a tutu like that....

Annie said...

She is the cutest Elmo ever!

Kimberly Lewis said...

Super cute! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

Richard C. Lambert said...

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Noel said...

With Halloween not too far away I got some great ideas for a costume for my little one here, thanks. embroiderymachinecritics.com

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