DIY m&m costume

You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t posted much on my blog the past few months ?!?

We had a wonderful summer and I wanted to focus on my kids and enjoying each and everyday with them, so I decided to do just that.

I did miss writing and sharing, but knew once school started (which is has 🙁 ), I would have a lot more time to dedicate to my business and to my blog.

So with that being said, this post is LONG overdue.

By almost ONE year believe it or not !

But with fall and Halloween just around the corner, I decided to finally sit and share with you how I made my youngest daughter’s m&m costume for Halloween 2012.

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This m&m costume was completely Myah’s idea, and it was a relatively easy costume to make.

I think Myah made the absolute cutest m&m ever !

So, I didn’t have a pattern to follow but I will try and explain how it was done.

Here was our supply list:

– 2 yards of green felt, or whatever color you choose for your m&m

– 2 yards of white felt (for m&m liner)

– 2 bags of fiber fill (more of less depending on how full you want you m&m

– 1 metal or study plain headband

– Cartoon hands from the costume store (optional)

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I started by folding the 2 yards of felt in half.

Next I pinned a piece of yarn to the center of the felt and tied a piece of chalk to the other end.

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My very helpful husband made a perfect circle chalk line and I cut it out.

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I used the green circle as a pattern to make the white felt circles.  These will be used as the liner.

I sewed around the circle, leaving room for my little girls legs, head and arms and added the white felt liner to both interior sides.

( NOTE: this should have been done BEFORE I sewed the exterior pieces, and after the “m” was sewn on…but live and learn ).

I left an opening between the exterior and the liner to add the fiber fill once the costume is made.

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myah-costume1I hemmed to “finish” the areas by Myah’s neck, arms and legs

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I printed out the m&m logo and using that, I hand drew a very large “m” and stitched it onto the front of the m&m.

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I made a mini stuffed m&m and hot glued it to the metal headband.  I also hot glued green ribbon on the headband.

(sorry I didn’t take pics of these steps).

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Once Myah’s m&m was made, we stuffed it to our liking with fiberfill.

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Yup, looks plump enough.

Next, I sewed the openings where we added the fiberfill and Myah was one happy m&m !

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We found some cute cartoon hands at the costume store that were a perfect addition to this costume.

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That’s one pleased little girl.

Myah was so excited to wear this costume for her school Halloween parade and for Trick-o-Treating.

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After Halloween, I ripped an opening between the exterior and liner to take out the fiberfill to store the costume.

This was such a fun costume to make and definitely friendly on the wallet.

I’m currently working on my older daughter’s costume for this Halloween, which I’m also making with felt.

I will post pics as soon as it’s done.

Thanks for stopping by !

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michelle

 

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