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Boo from Monsters Inc. Baby Costume

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Boo from Monsters Inc. Baby Costume

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Photo #1 - Boo! Photo #2 - Boo from Monsters Inc.
Costume type:  Costumes for Babies
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for babies entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Amanda, the 'Boo from Monsters Inc.' costume creator:

My daughter is shown wearing her Boo costume I made. I literally hand stitched everything (no sewing machine. crazy right?) and I think it turned out perfect! I bought shiny purple dot fabric (2yards) white felt, white minky dot fabric, 3 inch styrofoam balls, black pipe cleaner, yellow yarn, batting material, velcro, and used cardboard to line a part of her hood for the eyes to stay up and used a combination of cocoa powder, flour, and grey eye shadow to tint the string to look like a dirty mop on her head. She loves monsters Inc and were always told she looks like boo. plus monsters Inc is her favorite movie. I tried looking online for a premade costume originally but they were all $90+! I made this costume for $30! And I'm so proud of the result. Her smile is confirmation enough that I did an awesome job. Thank you for the opportunity!

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#1 comment by Amanda Ayala October 22, 2014

Yay! Love you Quinny! -Mommy

#2 comment by celete ferrer October 23, 2014

where can i buy this costume?

#3 comment by Amanda Ayala October 25, 2014

hey celete ferrer! i made this myself but i have been thinking to sell costumes like this since everyone has been loving my work =D

#4 comment by Brooke October 27, 2014

I think you should sell!!! Just be reasonable on prices!! I would definately buy this costume!! This is what my daughter is going to be next year (if I can find a costume)

#5 comment by amanda ayala November 2, 2014

Thank you Brooke! I will definitely think about it! I've had a ton of people telling me to do it :D

#6 comment by Vicky September 27, 2015

Hello I'm looking for this costume for my baby daughter she will be six month October so I will love to lose someone tell me where can I buy it please thank you for all That help

#7 comment by Amanda Ayala September 27, 2015

Hello Vicky and thank you so much. Unfortunately I can't tell you where to buy this costume because I made it myself :) this is the only one I made but I'm thinking of making more since a lot of people have been loving my creation. I will comment on this thread again if I do!

#8 comment by Heidi September 28, 2015

Absolutely adorable! I'd love to see a tutorial or pattern. You did a fantastic job, especially hand stitching it all!!

#9 comment by natalie October 9, 2015

No tutorial? How exactly did you make the hood?

#10 comment by Amanda Ayala October 10, 2015

Hello natalie. Since this was my very first costume,i gathered info from other tutorials with other pieces of clothing. I would search how to make hoods,or how to make a vest etc and go from there to put this one together. How I made her eyes stand up,I'd attach something sturdy yet light to the two pipe cleaners. Its in and underneath the fabric so it's not visible. I made sure to double up the pipe cleaners to make it thicker so the eye balls don't droop. Then I stitched the hood together a few times until it was sturdy when I put it on my daughter's head. Then stitched on the teeth,hair,etc, by looking at exact photos of boo from the movie so it could look more exact.

Like I said,this was my first official project I've ever done like this and my first contest. Submitting a tutorial was required But for the judges to read. Hope this helped somewhat :) thanks for looking!

#11 comment by Cherri May 23, 2016

You did an amazing job on this costume!! Did you happen to use an patterns?

#12 comment by Amanda A. May 23, 2016

Thank you cherri!! I appreciate that so much. I actually didn't use a pattern. I just took a bunch of pictures of boo and made it that way :) It was definitely fun that way

#13 comment by Aubrey July 29, 2016

Have you decided to sell this yet?

#14 comment by Samantha August 18, 2016

would you be willing to sell this costume or make another ? dying to make my little girl boo but I'm terrible at sewing !

#15 comment by Erika September 22, 2016

Hi great job. I love it. Would like to dress up my daughter in this costume , have you started selling this costume?

#16 comment by Thanks, Joanie September 26, 2016

Really great job. I always made my daughters Halloween costumes as a child and she's asking me to make a boo monster Inc costume for her little girl who is 9.5 months old. Your daughter looks just about 2. I'm trying to gauge if I need less or more fabric. Also, did you use the white minky fabric to cover shoes/socks like you did for the arms. What was the width of your purple fabric please.

#17 comment by Karina Castro October 2, 2016

Can You Make Me One Lol I Love This And I Really Want My Little Baby To Wear One For Halloween

#18 comment by Danielle C. October 3, 2016

I'm looking everywhere for a costume like this my daughter will be turning 2 pretty soon and her theme party is monsters inc. Can you make me one ? Is there anyway to contact you?

#19 comment by Arienne October 8, 2016

How did you make the hood? I'm so lost at that part!

#20 comment by Sarah October 12, 2016

I really need help in the hood also!!! Any tips??

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