Hi all! The countdown is now less than a day until Halloween! I thought I'd give you a sneak peek of my award-wining "Pregnant Skeleton Family" costume that was inspired by Pinterest once again! I know I tend to exaggerate sometimes, but really! It won an award, look below!
Very fitting award, right? It actually won for "Most Creative" even though I entered us in the "Best Group" category. That's how creative this costume was! Wanna know how I did it? Let's get started:
What You'll Need:
- You'll need to have a baby belly ;)
- Black long sleeved top (Marshalls $7)
- Black leggings or Yoga pants (Marshalls $7)
- Freezer paper (Lucky's $7)
- White Fabric Paint (JoAnne Fabrics $3)
- Paint brush (JoAnne Fabrics $1)
- Exacto knife or blade (for the freezer paper)
- An iron
- Cardboard (to put inside the shirt and pants so that the paint doesn't seep)
- Bow or Fabric (for the baby's bow or tie depending on if it's a girl or boy)
- Kid skeleton costume (you can also make one but I ran out of time; Party City $15)
- Candy or Food Applique
- Needle & Thread
Other Ideas that I ran out of time to do:
|Diego helps me free-hand draw!|
1. Free-hand draw the skeleton parts on the freezer paper
2. Use an exacto knife or blade and carefully cut out the stencils
|Don't forget the free-floating piece in the middle of the arm bone!|
3. Lay the stencils (shiny side down) on the clothing. Remember the free-floating piece on the arm.
4. Iron the stencils onto the clothing without steam.
5. Insert cardboard inside the clothing
6. Brush on the white paint. (2-3 coats may be required)
7. Let dry overnight.
8. Peel off the freezer paper and admire your work.
|You can see where I messed up above Baby's head. I could fix it, if I had the energy :)|
9. Attach a bow or tie onto the baby skeleton depending on whether it's a boy or a girl.
1. If the purchased skeleton costume doesn't have enough "tummy" space, you may need to "make space". In my case with my hard-earned medical license, I "surgically" removed 2 spinal disks above the pelvic area :) to make room.
|I looked for a cute applique of food to put in Diego's tummy. I was thinking either a huge lollipop or cupcakes. Unfortunately a lot of the cute appliques that I found were more girly in nature, until I found these appliques at Michael's.|
2. Attach the appliques to the tummy area. (I hand-sewed and didn't iron-on because the bones were made of some foamy material that I was afraid would not be able to handle the iron heat)
That's it! Pics of the costumes "in action" coming soon!
Happy Halloween! -Shirley