Cabbage Patch Kid Baby Costume
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Our Cabbage Patch Kid: Aislin Elliana
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This homemade costume for babies entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Rusty, the 'Cabbage Patch Kid' costume creator:
My wife and I wanted to make our daughter, Aislin Elliana's first Halloween special (and hopefully when she's 16 and we show her the pictures, embarassing!) We sat down and started brainstorming ideas and settled on a Cabbage Patch Kid as her first Halloween costume. Now we had the idea....how in the world would we make it happen?! We googled images of Cabbage Patch Dolls to get a feel for what the box should look like, and found a wonderful lady on Facebook who crocheted the hair for us. To make the box, we went to Target and bought two sheets of yellow poster board, packing tape, rubber cement, photo paper, a tri-fold foam board, and two green table clothes (for the inside of the box and for waterproofing.). All of the materials cost about $30. We brought all the materials back home and started our project. For the cabbage patch images, I pulled a high resolution photo of a Cabbage Patch Kid in the box, and used Adobe Photoshop to separate the images that I wanted, and put them on printable sheets. We printed the images on photo paper, and used an Exactoblade to cut around the images to ensure fine detail. Once we had the images printed and cut, we placed them on the tri-fold board and traced an outline for the main board. We used the Exactoblade to cut the shape of the base board, and then used the tri-fold board to trace the yellow construction paper that would go on top. Once we had the box all cut out, we placed a layer of green table cloth on the base board (to add texture) and taped it down. We then used rubber cement to glue to yellow layer onto the frame. Once that dried, we placed all of the images in place, and rubber cemented them in place. Once that dried, we put one complete layer of packing tape over the borders in case of rain. When we got to the Trick-or-Treat site, we put a layer of green table cloth on the stroller to serve as a background for the box. We used zip ties to secure the box to the stroller, and the project was complete! We had a blast making the costume and everyone at the Proctor District in Tacoma, WA trick-or-treat event seemed to love the idea! She got her picture taken about 100 times. Every three steps we had to stop for a picture! We hope you enjoy the costume as much as we did!