October 25, 2011

Baby Princess Leia Costume

Sir Sunderland found a Princess Leia baby cosutme long before I was even pregnant. He's fawned over it since the day we found out we were having a girl. When the time came to order it, we looked closely. $40 for a crappy costume? We can do better than that. 


The deets:

Dress: a 4T turtleneck, no joke. 

Belt:  sleeve of a turtle neck cut and sewn into belt secured with a button and elastic looping on back
Octagon and circles cut out of stiffened felt and hot glued on.

Hair: yellow polka dot beanie dyed brown with RIT dye. Brown yarn pinned onto beanie and sewn down the middle. Buns were 20 strands of yarn grouped together, tied in a not, then hot glued to a circle piece of felt into a spiral. Then hot glued onto beanie wig. The wig was the most difficult part of the costume and definitely paid off. 

Total cost: $20.


I was telling my husband that somewhere deep in every mother is the desire to create your children's Halloween costume. I honestly didn't think I was capable of doing that, but this was a nice surprise.

We went to two Halloween parties over the weekend and I have to admit, I feel like Halloween is over. But there is still a Halloween party to go to, and of course trick or treating to be done at our local children's museum. She's definitely getting use of her costume!

Linking up to these link parties

28 comments:

Allie said...

Gosh your baby girl is cute! Great job on the costume!

Q @ JAQS said...

That's an awesome costume - and she looks absolutely adorable in it :)

Love for you to link up at:
"Made by ME" Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-4-linky-party-and-features.html

Jake said...

This is a comment! Cute baby! Who's the daddy?

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

This cracks me up! Getting ready to share on Facebook! Awesome job! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

Elise Engh said...

How cute! And what a clever way of making that hair.

http://growcreative.blogspot.com/

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

This is adorable! I found you on Your Talking Too Much and I am now your newest follower :-)

Michele said...

Oh my gosh, how darling!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is so adorable--makes me remember how much I enjoyed dressing my kids up when they were little!

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

She is adorable! That is the cutest Princess Leia ever!

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said...

SO CUTE!! You did an awesome job!

HI THERE! said...

Seriously, this is the cutest costume ever!! Is it wrong if I want to make my boys dress up as Princess Leia? Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark. I'm sharing this on my facebook page. Enjoy the rest of your week!
Jenn :)

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

You did a great job! Love the hair! Way to go mom ;) Thanks for linking up and sharing with us.
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

This is beyond adorable .How cuuuute is she..love her :)) Would LOVE for you to share this at my Pin'Inspirational Thursday linky party if you dont mind pweeease :))-- TY,, http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party26.html

Heather said...

Absolutely Adorable! She is a doll!

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said...

Oh my cuteness!! This just puts a smile on my face! I'm gonna feature this at The Little Giggler tomorrow. Stop by and grab a featured button if you'd like. :)

www.thelittlegiggler.blogspot.com

Casa De Luna said...

So cute. I'm sure the quality of your costume is way better than the store bought version.

Adrianne said...

Oh dear, my super-supportive-of-my-blog and Star-Wars-walking-trivia-machine husband will spot this link for sure from Freestyle Friday. I might as well pick up the supplies and get to work!

This looks fabulous, you did a great job! I love it!!

Adrianne
www.happyhourprojects.com

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

How adorable! Found you via Shabby Nest. Would love for you to link up to my weekly Things I've Done Thursday party that runs until noon EST on Saturday. We also have a custom blog button giveaway going on right now!!

Melanie
http://bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com/2011/10/things-ive-done-thursday-and-blog.html

erika~ the inspired mama said...

oh CUTE!!! handmade costumes are the best!

::little projects in style:: said...

she is such an adorable princess leia! :) the wig is the cutest!!

xx, zhing

Ladybird Ln said...

Ok, could this be any cuter, seriously? I love star wars... I once was princes Leiea with bagles on me ears for college, this much cuter. Thanks for showing off. May the force be with you!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

**** April **** said...

I LOVE THIS....and ANY toddler/baby that will leave ANYTHING on their head! :( I didn't even bother to buy/make/trade/get a Halloween costume for my 18 month old because he REFUSES to wear anything on his head. He is wearing pajamas from Carters that look like a skeleton. I figure, you know...he's kinda cute... he can pull it off. Plus, frankly, I'd stay in MY jammies all day if someone would let me!

TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic said...

Great job Mom!! She is adorable and looks so cozy in that 4T!

Lolly Jane said...

Happy Halloween! Featured your CUTE costume at our Halloween round up today :)

Thanks for linking up!
xo

Fork said...

What an adorable costume! I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Halloween!

Lindsay said...

So adorable! What a cutie! I love how you made the costume--who knew it was a turtleneck! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! I am so glad to have you here!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

This is the cutest thing ever!!!!!! haha adorable baby :) Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come on by and grab a button :)
http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/11/your-whims-wednesday-31-and-features.html

Amber @ Quilted Euphoria said...

That is so adorable! Thanks for coming to link up this week at my weekend wow me party! Hope to see you next week!