Monday, September 18, 2017

Homemade Squirtle Costume

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This tutorial for making a homemade Squirtle costume for kids is so easy! Your kids will be begging you to make them a Pokemon Halloween costume like this!

Halloween is going to be here before I know it and I'm really hoping my kids will want to wear their homemade Pokemon costumes from last year again. Both boys went as their favorite Pokemon characters. J had his Pikachu costume and K had this adorable homemade Squirtle costume.

How to make a homemade Squirtle Pokemon Halloween costume for kids from And Next Comes L

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How to Make a Squirtle Halloween Costume

For this costume, I used:

I created a pattern using existing clothes and followed the video tutorial found below to make the Squirtle costume, but thankfully, I already had the Pikachu costume under my belt at this point. Just like the Pikachu costume, I opted for using velcro instead of buttons or snaps and made it generous in size. I also had to wing it to make the yellow body of Squirtle, as well as its shell.


Our Finished Squirtle Costume

This costume turned out so incredibly cute, despite me sewing one of the arms in backwards and having to do copious amounts of seam ripping. Seriously, do not sew a costume at midnight right before Halloween. You will make lots of mistakes! I also ended up making the hood of this costume super huge, but whatever, K loved his finished costume!

For the mouth, nose, and eyebrows, I used a permanent marker to draw them and then sewed over them with black thread.

Cute homemade Pokemon costume for kids - how to make Squirtle from And Next Comes L

Cute homemade Pokemon costume for kids - how to make Squirtle from And Next Comes L

Cute homemade Pokemon costume for kids - how to make Squirtle from And Next Comes L

As for the shell, it is removable and attaches with velcro so that K could wear the costume in his car seat. To make the shell, I cut a large foam pad into an oval and wrapped it in brown fabric, hot gluing it along the edges, being sure to leave a 1" or so overhang to put the white cording. Fun fact, when I purchased the foam pad, K insisted that I buckle it up for safety in the car's passenger seat. So like a good mother does, I made sure the foam pad wore its seatbelt in the car.

I then created the lines on the shell by hot gluing brown ribbon in place. Then I wrapped and hot glued white cord numerous times around the edge of the shell, making sure to burn my fingers with hot glue multiple times along the way.

Homemade Pokemon Halloween costume from And Next Comes L

Homemade Pokemon Halloween costume from And Next Comes L

Overall, the Squirtle costume turned out amazing and was a perfect compliment to J's Pikachu costume.

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