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Mudkip Costume

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Mudkip Costume

Mudkip!

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Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Cartoon Costumes, Video Game Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Irene, the 'Mudkip' costume creator:

My 14 year old son CJ begged for me to make him a Mudkip (from Pokémon game) costume, so I couldn't let him down. He showed me pictures of what a Mudkip looks like, since I had no idea. I decided to use an old store-bought animal pattern I had in my stash for the body. I had to alter it for the stomach patch. The fabric I used is a fleece fabric that was on sale at the fabric store. I made the pattern for the fin-tail, and that big thing (fin??) on the head, as well as the orange star shaped cheek fins. I cut and shaped dense foam and then used batting over the foam to stuff all of the fins. The head, I had to make a structure for underneath the fabric. I used coat hanger wire to shape it round, and cardboard circles to help keep the shape of the wire. I covered the structure with polyester batting, and then draped the fleece fabric over the structure, pinned and cut the fabric until I got it to fit just right, then sewed it. Once I figured out the placement for where the eyes would go so my son could actually see through them, I cut out circles from the head. For the eyes, I used a very thin/sheer, see-thru, but stiff buckram that I colored in with black permanent marker on both sides and hot glued them on. For the final details on the fins, I stitched on thin black ribbon for the lines. The nostrils are just dots made with a black permanent marker. All of his friends, and just about every kid who saw him on Halloween loved his costume!

Rating: 4.6 of 5. Votes: 58

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#1 comment by J Fordin November 2, 2012

WoW!!!! This looks amazing!!!

#2 comment by Barbara Mitchell November 2, 2012

Love this!!! Makes my costumes from when I was a kid look sad. Lol.

#3 comment by amy November 2, 2012

You should have your own shop. Amazing costume! You are very talented!

#4 comment by Tracee White November 2, 2012

I don't know who this Irene is but she should have a business of her own. Very talented.

#5 comment by Cristy November 2, 2012

So much talent! Great job!

#6 comment by Lissette November 2, 2012

This costume is AWESOME !! Love It !!!

#7 comment by malcolm whale November 3, 2012

absoluely fantastic,,what a talent she has

#8 comment by Debi November 6, 2012

Love this costume! Definitely a talent Irene has!

#9 comment by Brenda Bombard November 10, 2012

Absolutely awesome! I agree with the other comments...Irene should be working in Hollywood or on Broadway!

#10 comment by Bill gordon November 10, 2012

This costumes is amazing This very talented who made this costume

#11 comment by Ti November 10, 2012

Phenomenal job! My 16 y/o was VERY impressed, and believe me that's hard 2 do these days....LOL

#12 comment by James October 13, 2013

Soooo cool!

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