Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Halloween!

For many Craft-0-holics such as myself, Halloween is truly is the most wonderful time of the year. The sweet treats are great, but nothing can top the satisfaction of completing a truly original costume.
Before my son was even born, I had already decided that my boy was going to dress up as Popeye. In doing the research, there were a few variations on the look depending on what era of Popeye you found. I started with a simple black onesie and then sewed the nude arms to the cuffs, tipped in red elastic for easy on-and-off functionality. I stuffed cotton balls between the 2 layers and drew the anchors directly onto the fabric. The hat & collar I simply designed on paper before cutting the fabric. The collar has a snap-front so that I wouldn't have to stretch it over his head. The hat is secured with a thin elastic strap. I wanted to play with scale which is why I made it purposely small & tipped to one side.
My daughter is obsessed with Mary Had a Little Lamb, so naturally I found this store-bought pattern to follow and picked a cotton print that looked somewhat vintage. The hat was purchased at a second-hand store and I added the large ribbon to finish it off. The lamb is secured in her trick-or-treat bucket by the yellow ribbon around it's neck.

36 comments :

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I am dying! That Popeye costume is too cute!

paperdollsforboys said...

Ok, that Popeye costume is the super coolest baby costume I have ever seen. And I totally agree how Halloween is a gift to the crafty.

Tara said...

I ran across this popeye costume and LOVE it. I am actually using it as inspiration for my son's costume this year. Could you give me any tips or ideas on how to do a small hat? I cannot seem to find one that small. Thank you. My email is tmrich05@sbcglobal.net

Judy said...

I love your popeye costume! I'm definitely thinking about getting that costume for my son but I can't seem to find a cute one like this anywhere..so I was thinking would you be willing to make one & sell it to me? Email me at love_pink_0789@yahoo.com thank you!

Sarah Bell said...

I LOVE your popeye costume. My son will be 11.5 months this Halloween. Like Judy asked above, would you be willing to make one and sell it to me? My email is sbell418@gmail.com

sdt6492 said...

Do you sell these?! I'm VERY interested in purchasing if so. Thank you!
Sarahdhiggs@yahoo.com

Kangel said...

I love the Popeye costume! I'm very interested in purchasing the costume, the hat, or any components! Please email me with any information...thank you! Knemeth12@gmail.com

Mrs.Witt said...

Same here! Looking to purchase for my son who will be 9 months. If you don't sell these can I please get some tips on how to make it, especially the hat? Thanks so much! noemgabe05@yahoo.com

Nena Nunez said...

I want, I want, i want!!! my son will be 7 months and I have to have this costume. How much are you selling them for?? Please get back to me :)
sendittonena@gmail.com

Chrissy Pesoli said...

Would you be interested in selling this? Please email me at chrissypesoli@gmail.com. Thank you! I am in love for my 4 month old!

jessiebug said...

DIDO! Will you be making to sell?
Jessnchrisb@yahoo.com

kerib said...

I HAVE TO HAVE THIS for my babys FIRST Halloween!!!!! Could you please email me step by step instrucions so I can ATTEMPT to make this!!!!
Thanks in advance!
Keri

keri.boyette09@gmail.com

Jamieking357 said...

I'm also attempting this for my 3 month old... I love the hat, do u have any advice on how to make it? Also did u make the collar square on the back? Jamieking357@gmail.com

SarahCM said...

Hi! I just came across this costume and I love it! I need it for my son! I can't sew is there anyway way to make arms without sewing or are you making them at all and available to purchase maybe just the top? Please let me know any advice? Sarahcatmiller@gmail.com

Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted said...

Ohhh that baby Popeye is to die for cute!! I'm including this in a 13 for Halloween: Handmade Costumes roundup on my blog this Friday, with one pic and a link back to this post. Fantastic job on this!! : )

Jessica.hurd said...

Hi! I would be interested in buying this for my son's first Halloween costume! Could u email me for more info! :) thx! Jsimpson05@yahoo.com

Keri364 said...

Could you tell me where I could find a mini sailor hat? I have search everywhere! Thank you so much!
Keri364@yahoo.com

mzjuicy179 said...

I woul solve to know if you sell this! Popeyes for my sons first Halloween. He is nine months old. But he fits 6-9 month clothes. I love the arms and the hat! Please let me know. Thank you. Gumbel179@comcast.net

pristine said...

I loved watching popeye when i was growing up. Would you be willing to email step by step instructions? Id really appreciate it :-) .
kng_gima@yahoo.com

Moncler Jacka said...

So appreciate for teaching me a lot! charmingdate

Aims said...

Ok so I have fallen in love with your Popeye costume and cannot find another one like it. So I am also wondering do you make and sell these or are there more detailed instructions? Please let me know alswoodruff@yahoo.com

thu2ho said...

Your son is adorable! Are you making/selling the popeye costume? Thx

thu2ho@yahoo.com

ELBY said...

Looking for help. Or I will buy instructions or the costume:) always_erica@lycos.com Thanks!

Cari Lange said...

Willing to pay to have you make one for my 4 month old preemie or the instructions. Live in Vancouver. Please email me at carilynn1978@gmail.com

Jessica Wiggs said...

I'm also VERY interested in this for my sons first Halloween! If you do sell this please email me at j.tewinkel@yahoo.com

TiffanyOrtiz said...

Love Love this costume !!! Do you take custom orders ??? if not could you offer some advice on making the costume(especially the arms). Please let me know !!Thanks !

Tiffany.ortiz1@gmail.com

Emily said...

LOVE the popeye outfit! Can I buy it from you?? e-mail me at ehodge86@hotmail.com and let me know! Thank you!!

Meghan Dawkins said...

I am in love with the Popeye costume! Do you sell them by any chance? Or even just the hat? Please let me know! I love it! meghan.knutson1@gmail.com. Thanks!!

Joseph Basile said...

I love the popeye costume!! Would you be able to make my two month old son this costume for his first Halloween? Please let me know ASAP. Thank you! My email is kmwilde@aol.com

DJ Mileski said...

If selling how much? And if not could you email instructions? My baby has giant forearms so will paint on the tattoos lol. djmileski2@gmail.com

DJ Mileski said...

If selling how much? And if not could you email instructions? My baby has giant forearms so will paint on the tattoos lol. kimdim84@yahoo.com

Emily Mansfield said...

Omg please tell me you're selling these regularly now since it's a been a couple years. I really would like to buy or make one!

Emily Mansfield said...

Omg please tell me you're selling these regularly now since it's a been a couple years. I really would like to buy or make one!

Unknown said...

Love this popeye costume let me know if you are making and selling them please . My son will be 6 months for Halloween. Please email me @ colormedee@gmail.com thx so much

jessica sales said...

Do you sell these? Jsales88@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Ok, Halloween is fast approaching and I am realizing that a cute Popeye costume is impossible to find! I absolutely love your costume but my sewing skills are more than rusty. I'm especially obsessed with your hat! Love how it's mini! How did you do that? I would love your help if you could and may even be interested in purchasing if you have time before Halloween, but I know there's not much time! Can you email me? I'd love to know how to try and make this costume happen! Thanks! Heather.rosenberg1@gmail.com