Before I share my kids costumes for this year (and a few other fun DIY adult costumes!), I’m dipping back into the archives one more time to share our Halloween costumes from 2013. I’m not super in to family Halloween costumes, but I’m all about coordinating sibling costumes. My four year old was obsessed with Curious George last year, so we couldn’t pass up on an opportunity to do Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat.
I shared my tutorial for the Curious George costume (a men’s hoodie refashioned into a baby jumpsuit) right here on my blog, and the Man with the Yellow Hat tutorial is below!
Step 3. With right sides of the fabric together, pin one pant leg from the crotch to the ankle and sew up with a straight stitch. Repeat for the second pant leg.
Step 4. Matching up the crotch seams, pin the two pant legs together and then sew them together with a straight stitch, starting at the waistline and going down and under the crotch and back up to the waistline.
Step 5. Create a casing for your elastic at the waistband and the ankles by folding the fabric over twice and sewing around the entire waistline (or ankle), only leaving two to three inches open so you can insert your elastic. Sew the ends of the elastic together, then tuck it into the casing and sew the casing closed.
Step 6. (Optional) Use scraps of fabric to create simple belt loops.
Your shirt should now look like this, and it won’t come untucked while he trick or treats!
It should now look like this:
Step 2. Cut a new hat brim out of cardboard and make a long tube of fabric to cover it completely. Cut open the circle so it can easily slip on.
Step 3. Cut two half circles of fabric and sew them together to cover the top of the hat.
Trim off the extra fabric and hot glue the edges up underneath.
Now both pieces of the hat are completely covered with yellow fabric.
Step 4. Use glue to attach the hat to the brim.
Lastly, take a strip of ribbon or leather and glue it around the hat. And you’re done!