Wednesday, October 15, 2008

freakin cute frankenstein

Here's our plan for J's Halloween costume, courtesy of Parenting magazine!

Freakin' Cute Frankenstein Halloween Costume

A no-sew costume any parent can make

By Ellen Goldberg, Parenting

You'll need:

  • 1 yard green felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Silver-painted spools
  • A scrap red felt
  • Faux fur
  • Black sweatpants
  • Gray T-shirt
  • Dark sports jacket

Hat: Cut a piece of green felt long enough to wrap around your child's head and 12 to 16 inches wide. Fold in half lengthwise so the hat is 6 to 8 inches tall; glue sides together to form a cylinder. Cut two more pieces of green felt about 6 inches wide and 8 inches long to create the neckpiece. Glue one strip to each side of the hat on the inside; glue silver spools in the middle of each piece for neck bolts (you'll tuck the ends inside his shirt or jacket). Cut a "scar" out of red felt, and glue to the hat. Place faux fur across the top, and glue in place around edges. Trim to desired style.

Body: Dress child in sweatpants, and cut jagged edges at the bottom. Top with T-shirt and jacket.

1 comment:

Susan Johnston said...

Very cute! My brother and I were nerds growing up, so one year we dressed up as George and Martha Washington. Little brother continued the trend of dressing up as famous presidents, while I veered off into Greek goddesses and fairies.