With Halloween right around the corner, and since we're focusing on Halloween this week at Naptime Notebook, I thought I'd share how I used to get costumes ready for my boys when they were less than one-year-old. You see, when our boys were babies we loved wearing them in a front carrier. I figured that would be no different on Halloween night. So instead of dressing them up and then sticking them inside the carrier, I figured, why not wrap the costume around the carrier? And that's what we did. Our first son was a bee. (My husband's a really good sport and let me dress him up as a bee keeper.)
|If you want to torture your husband, too, you can turn a painter's coverall from Home Depot into a bee keeper's suit. The hat is just plastic and the netting is glued around it.|
|Oh, that's my pretend husband, Mr. Williams (hence the name I use when I'm passing notes.) His face is covering up the mean look my real husband was giving me for making him wear dog ears (well, the entire costume, actually).|
The first thing I did was sew short stitches across the elastic at the back of the costume. I did this because I knew I was going to cut the costume apart at the back. If I didn't secure the Velcro in place with those two stitches, I would have lost the elastic cinching instantly once I cut through the bottom seam.
Next, I cut down the back of the costume.
Then, to keep it all "together," I sewed a zigzag stitch along both sides of the cut-open back.
Finally, I added Velcro pieces (about three inches long). I just sewed them about halfway down the costume (no science here). These pieces will secure the costume around the baby carrier. And...that's it. Costume complete.
Since I don't have a baby anymore, I borrowed this guy to demonstrate.
|Cutest Pumpkin Ever!|
Mrs. Kelly Comment: Your husband is awesome. He rocks for keeping to theme. I'm a sucker for a baby in a costume and these costumes just multiply the cute factor. I think someone out there should do a Buffalo Bills player (yea, I'm from Western New York) and a football. That would brighten my day. Pu-lease?!?!