Thursday, October 28, 2010

pumpkin in the making…maybe

I’m sitting here trying to figure out how to make a pumpkin costume.  Does anyone know of a pumpkin costume tutorial?  Because we have a Halloween party tonight and heaven forbid the baby should not have a pumpkin costume.  Like he cares.  At least my supplies were cheap….IMG_6612

and if it doesn’t work out he can always be a beaver like his brother 3 years ago.

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Here’s to pumpkin making….I’ll keep you posted.

21 comments:

Jo said...

Good luck with that! I had to do a a Yoda costume a while back with about 4 hours to spare. The result was a pair of felt ears and a hastily knocked up calico robe. At least you can console yourself that you'll do better than me!

Petit Design Co. said...

aww I love the beaver!

Louisa said...

Maybe you could modify this tutorial http://www.marthastewart.com/article/pillowcase-pumpkin-costume

Kimberly said...

We have faith in you!

Patti said...

I don't have a pumpkin idea, but a Mr. Potato head costume always kills at a party!

True Blue Nana said...

I have done a pumpkin before, years and years ago. You start with a big square of orange fabric. I had a drawstring at the top around the neck or maybe I used elastic and definitely a drawstring at the bottom. I made arm holes and my daughter wore a black long sleeved t. The trick is to stuff it with crumbled newpaper! It was so so cute. I think I ironed on the eyes, etc.

Bumble Baybees said...

You could make it out of a big rectangle. Put elastic in or gather the top and bottom and then have it velcro up the back.... or have the baby wear orange and there is a tutorial on how to make a pumpkin beanie hat out of felt or fleece on oneprettything.com

Emilee said...

I made an eyeball from a pumpkin pattern last year, basically make multiple oblique shapes and sew together to create a sphere--leave top and bottom open and put elastic in bottom hole and top stitch top. I also left a slit to put it on and off.

Good Luck!

Heather said...

What're you dressing up as? You could just sew some triangle peices together and then cut wholes for arms and legs and head. It's not like it has to be perfect. It's just for one day.

Susanne said...

You'll have to taylor this to size, but this might work.

http://sewing.about.com/library/weekly/npumppat1.htm

Susanne said...

Just thought this over a second.

I think once you make the outer part of the costume you can finish it like bubble skirt leaving leg and arm holes. Hope it helps : D

Me? A Mom? said...

i just read this post: http://thecottagehome.blogspot.com/2010/10/two-little-pumpkin-heads.html

she used a simplicity pattern but honestly, i bet you could figure it out from all the photos she took!

Emily Elizabeth said...

Awww, go with the beaver! You don't have to make anything, and it's so darn cute!

Jamie Lee said...

I had to sew my daughter a Robin Hood costume with a few hours to spare myself, and we nearly came to tears when making the hat. It doesn't help that I'm 9 months pregnant and almost comatose at this point:) But it turned out great...so GOOD LUCK!!!

Tasha said...

How about how to make a Transformer costume??? I think this is beyond me. But how do you disappoint your son? I can't. Somehow I will figure it out. I cannot wait to see your pumpkin costume. I am sure it will be darling.

WoolenSails said...

I hope you take photos of him in his costume.
I usually made strange creatures with whatever I had in the house, lol.

Debbie

Hillary (Mrs. Einstein) said...

I was a pumpkin one year. My parents bought those orange jack-o-lantern garbage bags, cut out arm and leg holes, stuffed it full of newspaper, and, voila! Probably not a good idea for a little one, though... :)

ChickieChirps said...

There are some great costume ideas at Martha Stewart... here is a pumpkin one that looks easy...

http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/homemade-kids-halloween-costumes#slide_16

Arabella

lorchick @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

If I had orange fabric I was going to do a combination of a pillowcase dress and a bubble dress for my daughter to be a jack-o-latern for dressup day for preschool! I didn't, though, so I went with something else.

Kori said...

You could do something similar to this cookie costume
http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/cookie-costume.html
Or, didn't you post one of those fabric baby balls? use that only larger pieces for a round pumpkin. http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2008/12/ball-for-ben.html
Recently found your blog and it may be motivating me to learn quilting now! I LOVE your color choices and quilt choices, and relaxed approach to it all!
Kori

Miss White Wall said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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