Sunday, October 10, 2010

"Pup" Pajamas/Halloween Costume

This will be Adeline's second Halloween, and this year she's a "pup" as she likes to say.
I'd have given her the choice of what her costume is, but she has no idea what Halloween or a costume even is.

All she knows is that she's ONE (20 months), and that her favorite thing in the world right now is cheese, Mickey Mouse, and puppy dogs.

She has a couple of Dalmatian figurines she plays with every day, and the 101 Dalmatian Sing a Long DVD is on her top 3 favorite list (along with Mickey Mouse and Beauty and the Beast). So once I came across some spotted fabric I knew that's all I'd need to make a simple, cheap, and multi-use Halloween costume that she would love.

All in all it cost me $8 something, and that was just the fabric.
I used a pajama pattern for the costume, and I already had buttons, thread, elastic, and felt on hand.

I wanted to do more of a jumper/ long sleeve onesie kind of thing, but my daughter has a weird obsession/bad habit where she needs constant belly button access.
She started sucking her thumb at 6 months old, and I thought that was the only bad habit I'd be faced with breaking. Around 12 months old she then made it a thumb-sucking-while-finger-in-the-belly-button combo.
I've tried to break the habits with onesies shutting off the belly, but it drives her nuts.
Seriously, I'd rather just let her stick her finger in her belly button than watch her squirm around in fits as if she were in a straight jacket.

SO I knew I'd need a 2 piece costume, and because I'm all about multi-functional, I just used a pajama pattern on hand and added a hood for the puppy hat and ears.

I also added a little puppy dog tail on the pants.

Super simple, cost efficient, and wearable for many nights after Halloween, which is my favorite part! 

Edit: I had enough left over fabric to make Adeline a little trick or treat purse to match her costume.
She loves it, and so do I!


The sweetest part is when she sees the outfit she gets a big goofy smile and immediately starts barking like a "pup". Although I'm aching for the baby days that are so recently gone, this age sure is a lot of fun!
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9 comments:

  1. That's too adorable! You are so darn crafty it makes me jealous!

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  2. what a great idea!! so cute!

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  3. OMG pleasepleaseplease post a pic of her in it for Halloween! I LOVE the hood and tail! And poor baby, that made me smile picturing her squirming around trying to find her belly button in a onesie.

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  4. So adorable, and such a great idea! She will be able to wear them and love them for a long time to come. Don't worry about the thumb/navel thing, she'll outgrow it soon enough! (although not soon enough for you! lol)

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  6. Totally a creative idea!! Way to go! I'm so excited to be your newest follower and would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! Be sure to link up your fun finds every Friday at my Fabulous Finds Party! Hope to see you there!!
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  7. This is an awesome costume!! I love it, and it's even more special because you made it. You did a GREAT job.

    M's favorites are cheese, mickey mouse, woody, and doggie. Hahaha. :D

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  8. This is an awesome costume!! I love it, and it's even more special because you made it. You did a GREAT job.

    M's favorites are cheese, mickey mouse, woody, and doggie. Hahaha. :D

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