I mentioned yesterday that my kids like to have a "non-costume costume" that they can wear to school since they are not allowed to come to school costumed out on Halloween. Usually that just means a tee shirt with skeleton bones printed on it or the ever-popular "This is my Costume" tee shirts. This year I got a little more creative!
Monsters University this year. Do you want to see the cutest thing ever? My kids dressed up as Mike, Sully and Celia the Halloween after Monsters, Inc. came out:
I couldn't find the digital copy of that photo after our hard drive meltdown so I had to snag the only picture I could find from one of my kids' scrapbooks and scan it in. It's not great quality and you can't see our friends' daughter who was Boo, but you get the idea. It seemed fitting that the boys should reprise their roles this year.
You guys! You would not believe how easy these are to make! I picked up the solid color hoodies at Wal Mart for about $11 each. The turquoise was perfect, but they didn't have green so we just bought a white one and dyed it with Apple Green fabric dye.
For the Mike Hoodie:
Cut circles out of felt to create the eye. I traced a salad plate onto white felt for the biggest piece, a saucer onto blue felt for the iris, and a cup onto black felt for the pupil. I cut the little white highlight out of white freehand. Pin the pieces onto the front of the hoodie where you want them and then stitch around each circle, close to the edge to attach them.
Download the horn pattern at the end of this post and follow the instructions on the pattern piece to create two small horns out of white felt. Pin them to the hood where you like them. You may have to have your kid try it on at this point to determine the best place for the horns. Stitch the horns on by hand and you're done!
For the Sully Hoodie:
Get about 1/3 of a yard of purple fleece and cut out circles of different sizes. I used about 13 spots ranging in size from 3 to 5 inches across. Pin the spots on the back, arms and hood randomly. This would be another good time to try it on and make sure it looks good. Once you have the layout all figured out, stitch around the edge of each spot with your sewing machine. It's tricky to finagle the fabric and get the needle where you need it to be, especially on the sleeves, but it can be done. Just go slow and be careful not to catch any extra fabric in there as you go.
Again, download the horn pattern at the bottom of this post and follow the instruction printed on it to create 2 larger horns. Have your kiddo try the hoodie on again to get the right placement of the horns, pin them in place and sew them on by hand.
Monsters University is available on Blue-ray Combo Pack TODAY, October 29th!! How cool is that?! Seriously, run out and get your copy today or pick up a copy online here. We've seen it several times now as a family and we laugh all the way through every time. Sometimes I think these Disney movies are more fun to watch now that our kids are older because they pick up on more of the nuances of humor in them. Plus, I so enjoy watching a movie with my teenage kids that doesn't make me cringe at any point. Don't miss out on this one!
Find Monsters University on Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest. See how other creative people are celebrating the DVD release of this movie here:
This post is sponsored by Disney as a part of a Blueprint Social Campaign. I received product and compensation for sharing my experience with my own craft project and tutorial in my own words. All opinions are 100% my own.