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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??

#21 comment by Tiffany January 30, 2017

Hi I'm just wondering if you decided to sell this costume. If so I'm very interested please let me know(:

#22 comment by Emily September 14, 2017

I'm interested in buying this costume!!

#23 comment by Amy Macomber September 19, 2017

Awesome one of the best I'm making this for my blind granddaughter I hope it comes out good .

#24 comment by Janya Baiardi October 13, 2017

Can I buy this costume? and how much?

#25 comment by Agnes August 24, 2018

hi what was the sizes of the fabric you used please

#26 comment by Maria Flores September 12, 2018

Hi Amanda, I was wondering if you ever decided on making some of these to sale. If so, I am very interested. This is the lsecond year I have looked for this costume for my daughter and I can't seem to find it. The smallest size they have is 2T which is too big for my daughter.

#27 comment by Annabell Scofield September 26, 2018

Hii!!! My daughter is 4months old and already has super long hair. We really want to do boo this year but can't find anything and we would love to custom order this for my daughter.

#28 comment by Agnes October 2, 2018

hi I noticed you said you bought 3 inch styrofoam balls for the eyes. is that 3 inch (75mm) diameter as this seems very small but looks a lot bigger in the picture.

#29 comment by Monica October 4, 2018

What kind of stitch did you use? I'm in the process of making one but I don't know what type of stitch to use.

#30 comment by Savanna cano February 9, 2019

Hi is there a tutorial for this or can I buy it?!

#31 comment by Sandie July 6, 2019

Hello my baby will be 6 months in October are u making this costume to sale have u decided? I really want my baby to wear this I've searched everywhere please let me know I would love to order from u.

#32 comment by Stefanie August 23, 2019

Hi Amanda, I'm looking to make this costume for my daughter this year. Did you by chance use a pattern? Or did you piece multiple patterns together to make this costume? You did an amazing job!

#33 comment by Amanda A August 24, 2019

Stefanie. I actually didnt use a pattern at all. I didnt know where to start. I just went online and looked up different angles of boo from the movie and made it that way. It was my first sewing and costume project so I definitely appreciate all your kind words!

#34 comment by Amanda September 28, 2019

Would you sell?

#35 comment by Hope October 2, 2019

I'm using your costume as inspiration. Did you just paint the back side of the styrofoam ball to make it black? And did you use multiple pipe cleaners for the eye? I'm worried it won't be sturdy enough to stay up.

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