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Buddy the Elf Costume

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Buddy the Elf Costume

Buddy the Elf / Will Ferrell

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Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Sara, the 'Buddy the Elf' costume creator:

My son is wearing a homemade "Buddy the Elf" costume. The costume inspiration came from his blonde curly hair.

The costume was sewn together. A fleece green coat, white fur trim, yellow leggings, hat, belt and elf shoes made from black felt. We've never seen another "Buddy the elf" and we had a lot of random people asking for pictures with him! Adorable :)

Rating: 4.2 of 5. Votes: 34

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#1 comment by Sarah September 6, 2013

Any chance you'd be willing to make another to sell, or we could rent this one for a family Christmas photo?

#2 comment by Lexy September 25, 2013

I was wondering the same thing! Any chance you would make another or sell?

#3 comment by meghan October 10, 2013

I LOVE it!! Please make another to sell! Let me know asap or even for next year Halloween!

#4 comment by Sara October 10, 2013

Thanks for your interest ! :)
This is still my favourite of all our family/child costumes.
Unfortunately I won't be making another costume this year. We just brought a newborn home.
Not selling at this time, as we've got two younger siblings than our original "Buddy the Elf."

Cheers ! :)

#5 comment by Sarah October 10, 2013

Any chance we could pay you to borrow it and immediately return? I'd cover the shipping both ways. We are expecting twins so I thought it would be fun to have our 4 year old son dressed as Buddy and the twins as regular elves since he'll look so much bigger. I wanted to take a picture and use it as our holiday card and baby announcement. We are located in Southern New Hampshire. Twins are due in December. Thanks for considering! Sarah

#6 comment by Kellyn November 5, 2013

Did you use a pattern, and if so, which one? Hopefully the pattern comes in different sizes if you used one. I was planning on altering and making my own pattern, but it would be so much easier if there was a pattern already. My 27 year old son is going to be volunteering at the local Santa's house and wants to be dressed as Buddy the Elf

#7 comment by Laura December 26, 2013

How did you do the gold detailing along the center seam?

#8 comment by Mel s August 17, 2014

I noticed most comments were from last year
Any chance you would make a costume to sell for this Halloween? 2014?

#9 comment by Allison Zicchinelli September 30, 2014

I am also interested for my 4 month old son. Not sure if you are selling or creating these at this time. Congrats on your expanding family!

#10 comment by Lauren October 10, 2015

I am going to attempt to make this myself! Fingers crossed!!

#11 comment by Laura October 12, 2015


We had one made; the gold brocade edging makes all the difference! It looked quite boring without it. For an adult it was ~$20 worth of material, and our tailor sewed it for $50. So worth it!

#12 comment by Jenna September 28, 2017

Hi I know this post is a few years old but can you tell me where you got the fleece coat? I am trying to make one for my son for Halloween this year.
Thank you so much!!

#13 comment by Sara September 29, 2017

The fleece coat, was hand sewn.

#14 comment by Allison September 10, 2018

Any interest in selling this costume?

#15 comment by Sara September 11, 2018

I am too emotionally attached to this costume, to sell it. Lol

#16 comment by Erin October 21, 2019

Where did you get the coat ?

#17 comment by Erin October 22, 2019

What did you use for a pattern for the coat?

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