Sewing: DIY Care Bear Costume
For Serenity’s second Halloween costume, I decided to make her a Care Bear costume. We have a Funshine and Wish Bear stuffies that live on our bed, and she loves to play with them. So of course, I needed one for Eric as well. For Eric’s costume, I lucked into finding a teal colored sweatsuit from Old Navy. It was fairly cheap, and I got it in my size so I could use it later (although I don’t wear them together… and I removed the tail ;) So for his costume all I did was make the Care Bear symbol on a big piece of white felt using iron on steam a seam, and then stitching it down on the machine a bit. I just tacked this onto the tummy, and we added a pillow as he has no padding at all. Then I added simple ears and a tail, using a piece of pipe cleaner so I could shape them a bit. And the finishing touch was the little heart on the bottom!
I did a little more sewing on Serenity’s costume, as I couldn’t find a sweat suit in the right colors. I just used some of her own clothes as a very basic pattern and made them out of a nice warm fleece. Here’s a bit of advice, fleece does not stretch as much as you think it should! So it was fairly snug even though I made it bigger than I thought she should need. But I added the details the same way I did to Eric’s costume. He wore his costume to work and we met them for lunch, it was fun! Although Serenity did not really get the idea of trick-or-treating this year, it was great fun and easy!