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Up: Mr. Fredrickson, Kevin, and Russel - Homemade costumes for families

Notice the house on the ballons

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Photo #1 - Notice the house on the ballons Photo #2 - We had so much fun! Photo #3 - Mr. Fredrickson, Kevin & Russel Photo #4 - Watch out! Russel is coming. Photo #5 - Mr. Fredrickson, Kevin, and Russel from Up
Costume type:  Costumes for Families
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for families entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest, and won 4th place in the Favorite Halloween Costume nomination!

A word from Stephanie, the 'Mr. Fredrickson, Kevin & Russel' costume creator:

Disney's Up is the inspiration for our family costumes this year. My husband is Mr. Fredrickson, my son is Russel, and I am Kevin from Up.

I made all of our costumes for under 15 dollars. I bought felt to make the bird costume and used cardboard to make the frame. Once I made the frame I hot-glued stuffing from a pillow on the beak and covered the structure in the felt, using hot-glue. I sewed the bird body and then hot glued all the feathers onto the outfit. I then stuck some pillows into the outfit to make my body a little fuller.

My husband's and son's costumes were much easier than mine. We found cloths that fit the costumes at the DI and made a sash and bow tie. My husband build the house out of paper and we bought ballons the night of and hot-glued the house to the ballons.

It was a blast to wear this costume, everyone loved seeing the Up characters in real life.

Rating: 4.7 of 5. Votes: 68

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#1 comment by Shirley Scrivner October 26, 2012

Very creative and cute! The house hanging from the balloons is a great touch.

#2 comment by N.Rod April 2, 2013

MOST EPIC FAMILY COSTUME! U rock!! Hope to see it in stores this year, just not at quadrupled the price it took to make it.

#3 comment by Jessica Fraser April 29, 2013

Are these costumes for sale ????
-Jessica
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#4 comment by Stav September 2, 2014

If you still have the Kevin costume I would love to purchase it from you!

#5 comment by Olivia Pape September 5, 2014

Hi! I would love to know in detail how you made the neck and face/beak. I'm trying to wrap my head around it. Thank you. :)

#6 comment by steph September 6, 2014

I used cardboard to create the form of the neck and head, then I used batting attached with hot glue to make the shapes softer looking (like around the cheeks and beak.) Then I used hot glue to attach the felt around the card board form. I sewed the outfit with my machine, then hot glued the feathers on the back.

#7 comment by Ashley September 28, 2014

I love these outfits and my son loves the movie Up !!!! Is the front part of the body for Kevin made out of felt as well? I bought all the felt today and I'm having my mom help me with the costumes and she thinks it's a tee shirt :/
Thanks for the awesome pictures !!! :)

#8 comment by Stephanie Miller September 29, 2014

It is felt also, but a T shirt could work Too. The hardest post for me was trying to figure out a way to have the head piece sit on my head. I had straps that I tied around my chin and were kinda of uncomfortable. I don't know how else to make the head part stay up. Good luck

#9 comment by Barbara November 26, 2014

Awesome! Best costume ever.

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