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Buddhist Monk Costume

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Buddhist Monk Costume

Buddhist Monk Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Babies
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Sheila, the 'Buddhist Monk' costume creator:

My American husband loves my Asian culture and history which grew especially after visiting Vietnam with my family and I. That's where he saw many Buddhist temples and loved how calm, serene, and peaceful it was. My son Nolan has always had a serious expression since birth that he is now known for. He has a calm yet strong personality. This year for Halloween we wanted to do something different and that would fit Nolan's personality. My husband suggested our son be a Buddhist monk which was perfect for him and humorous for all of us. I love making things and this didn't seem too difficult so I went for it. Love it!

I bought about 2 yards of a gold/yellow colored fabric and about 1.5 yards of a dark red fabric.
I cut the yellow fabric according to Nolan's measurements to make the main robe part. I wanted to design it to where it would be easy for me to remove and to put on him quickly but where he wouldn't be able to take it off. My sewing machine is down, so I simply used a hot glue gun or velcro in different places.
I cut the red fabric and hung it over his left shoulder and glued it to the back of the robe but used velcro to secure it to the front of the robe. This sash acts as a strap to keep the robe part up. Velcroing it to the front rather than gluing allows me to undo it easily and get him out quick if needed.
My husband spray painted some large Mardi Gras beads a brown metallic color. We're both artists so we already had the paint on hand.

Rating: 4.3 of 5. Votes: 6

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#1 comment by Heather June 26, 2016

Hi is this still available?

#2 comment by sheila June 28, 2016

it is not sorry

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