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Mike and Sully Costume

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 Mike and Sully Costume

Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc.

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Photo #1 - Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc. Photo #2 - Mike and Sully
Costume type:  Costumes for Couples
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

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

A word from Kendall, the 'Mike and Sully' costume creator:

This year I built two costumes from scratch. I am in the Sully costume (Large blue monster) and my wife is in the Mike (eyeball) costume. Sully is made from chicken wire, upholstery foam, and blue fur. Mike was made from closed cell foam glued into a ball using the same technique as a pattern on a world globe or orange slices. It was then covered with green duck tape. The eyeball is a punch bowl. We painted the white on the inside so the outside remained shiny. The iris was painted on the outside with a airbrush. The hat was made with the same closed cell foam and covered in blue duck tape. Too many hours of work to count. I have lived these costumes for two months with pretty much nothing else.

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#1 comment by Lori Ann San Miguel June 10, 2013

Would you be willing to sell them? Or make a couple for use for an event?

#2 comment by jane wilde June 14, 2013

please can you make me these two characters or can I buy them because I have a summer fair at my grandsons school.
thank you
kind regards

#3 comment by Meredith Camacho July 15, 2013

Would you willing to sell them to me? Or giving me the step by step instruction to making Mike Wakowski!?!

#4 comment by Jessica August 5, 2013

Would be interested in purchasing Sully!!

#5 comment by amber August 20, 2013

have you already sold these costumes? if not, i would be very interested in purchasing both.

#6 comment by Kendall Bennett August 20, 2013

Hi everyone,

Unfortuantely they are not for sale. I am keeping them for future halloweens. I'm happy to share any info on how they were made.

#7 comment by Lauren August 29, 2013

I would love to know how you made them. We clear out all our furniture and do a haunted house each year. We have wanted to do monsters inc for years but I have been afraid of the costumes. I would love your help. Thanks Lauren

#8 comment by Lauren August 29, 2013

How did your wife get into the mike costume? Can you show us a picture from behind? Thanks

#9 comment by Linda September 6, 2013

Hi, thank you for sharing.... Amazing costumes. Are you selling these? If so, how can I get information about purchasing? Look forward to hearing from you . Thank you, Linda Stathakis

#10 comment by Monica September 10, 2013

Can you send me the exact directions and sizes of the foam you used to make mike? I would like to make this for my son. Thank you!

#11 comment by kelly September 10, 2013

she had said she wouldnt sell them, if so, can you make me one, and i pay you for it? id like to have mike as a costume!

#12 comment by Lauren September 10, 2013

I am a making a Mike, Boo and Sully this year. They will be for sale next year if you can wait. I might even make Mr. Waternoose. Let me know if anyone is interested.

#13 comment by Anthony September 17, 2013

I would like to know how you made the Sully outfit trying to do it for Halloween this year.

#14 comment by Lauren September 18, 2013

I am going to try to post something about it when I am done. It has taken a long time but is totally worth it. I used PVC pipe from lowes and a lot of t connectors. I made it like a pumpkin. A round hole at the top for my head and a larger one around the bottom of my legs. It will go over my head and rest on my shoulders. Then I am going to make a hat that sits on top that I can look though. It is kind of bit but I wanted it to go over my booty and hit mid thigh. Some pictures show it just around the main body and I didn't think it looked authentic enough showing any part of the human that was in it. So after I made the pumpkin part I glued a white bowl on for his eye. I then connected the pvc pieces to eachother with ductape to add stability. I also taped around each t connector so that they wouldn't slide out. Then I wrapped the entire thing with quilting batting. I glued stuffing to the center sphere pieces so that it would fill out like a ball- not a pumpkin and then wrapped it again with batting. I bought green "exercise" fabric I think it is polyester and cut two sphere looking pieces to fit the exterior. To make the cuts correctly- cute two rectangle pieces, place right sides towards the batting and pull tight around the ball and pin at the sides. That way you carefully take the fabric off the ball and your pins are marked where you sew. The tricky things are the arm pieces... Take a sweatshirt and trace the size of the arms you want and insert them into the side seams. You can also have your son or daughter wear a skin suit underneath and leave the arms out of it. I didn't want to do that because it would be too hard to go to the restroom. Who am I kidding I can't go with the ball on anyway. So after the fabric is sewn and on the body you just pull tight at the top/bottom, wrap them over the circle and glue inside. Be careful with the next step you don't want to cut to much- but you start by cutting a t over the fabric of the eye until you get far enough that you can tuck under the fabric and glue to the bowl. Don't forget to stuff the top and bottom so that it looks like the eye flap. I wish I could up load a photo. If you send me your email directly I can send you a photo. I will try to look about uploading the entire then when I am done with the hat. Good luck. It isn't hard- I made several mistakes along the way but this was how I did it all in the end. I sure wish someone had posted this earlier. I have made Boo- now I am moving on to Celia and Sully. Ugg

#15 comment by shay london September 24, 2013

Mr. Bennett, could you please email me the step by step directions for these costumes? I would greatly appreciate it as my husband and I are going as mike and sully this Halloween at our local senior center for them to bring their grandkids and have fun! thank you! shay london (shaylondon08[at]yahoo.com)

#16 comment by Sara October 8, 2013

Lauren could you send pictures of the costumes you've made? (parker3_03[at]yahoo.com)

#17 comment by Gabi October 11, 2013

How can i buy this?

#18 comment by Lauren October 11, 2013

Well, if you are looking for my costumes they aren't for sale for this year but would gladly sell them to you for next year. Thanks

#19 comment by Imani November 26, 2014

This is the coolest costume I've ever seen. Great job!

#20 comment by Lisa morse September 16, 2015

Could i have the step by step instructions as well i never get it right my kids would love it if i made these

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