Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2012 Halloween Costume: Penguin Hat & Feet

I honestly had no idea I would find time to finish this costume today. I stared way early thinking it would take me several weeks to find the time to finish this project. Pottery Barn Kids Story Time (or lunch with Jessica) must have really worn H out though because when we got home he took an almost two hour nap and I seized the opportunity to finish his costume.

Again, I just followed the instructions from Ashely over at Make it and Love it, with a few modifications. The hat was easy, although I made two sizes because H was napping and I wasn't sure how it would fit his head. I also sewed all the face pieces on before completing the hat, thus eliminating the need to work inside the hat.

The feet also came together really quickly. Instead of putting the stuffing right into the part I made the shoe a bit more like a slipper. I cut out 6 flipper pieces, instead of four. I made one set of them slightly smaller. I sewed the slightly smaller one together with the one that was going to be the bottom (not the one with the hole) and stuffed that one with batting and closed the hole. Then I followed the directions just as given to attach the piece with the foot hole and the elastic. They are like little felt slippers. H certainly could not walk around in them... but he doesn't walk so it won't be a problem.

I still need to attach the bow tie - but it is made.

I put H in the costume just to make sure everything fit and nothing was going to bother him. He seemed to have a great time playing in the costume - and here are a few pictures of him trying to figure out what his parents had done to him.

(His flipper had fallen off by the time that I took this last one ... haha)

Anyway, after our costume dry-run we got our act together and went to the Pikes Peak Trilake Public Library to get our library cards. They have a huge collection of online music, online books and lots of activities at the library. I think we will be there quite a bit!

I'm hopefully going to get to work on Jeff and my costume next... I'm going to attempt to find a few of the pieces so I don't have to make them all. We shall see.

Happy Crafting!


  1. haha~that is THE most ADORABLE little penguin I've ever seen. Great job on the costume. Soooo cute! Just makes me smile. :)

  2. Thanks Kelli! It makes me smile as well :)

  3. Thanks Kelli! It makes me smile as well :)

  4. He is such a little man now!!! I can't wait to see this in person. Apparently I need to start working on my costume for my visit! :-)