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Monsters Inc Family Costume

Boo at the Zoo Event - Boo is literally at the zoo!

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Photo #1 - Boo at the Zoo Event - Boo is literally at the zoo! Photo #2 - Monster's Inc Family Photo #3 - Sulley, Mike, and Boo
Costume type:  Costumes for Families
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for families entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Tami, the 'Monsters Inc Family' costume creator:

1) How did you come up with this costume idea?
My little girl is 16 months and everytime I put her hair in pigtails, everyone was mention how she looked like the little girl, Boo, from Monsters Inc. So when it came time for Halloween, I knew exactly what I wanted out little family to be!

2) What items did you use to make this costume? And how?
This was my very first sewing project so the steps are pretty simple!


  • Purple shiny fabric (Outside of the outfit)
  • Gray fabric (Lining of the outfit)
  • Batting (To give the outfit a little puff)
  • Velcro (Easy open and close of the outfit)
  • Gray Yarn (For the Hair)
  • Plastic White Balls (For the Eye Balls)
  • Buttons (To attached the hood)

I put the Purple Fabric, Batting, and Gray Lining together and sewed a rectangle and then cut out the litte curve for her neck and some arm holes. Then I sewed on the velcro to the back for easy opening and closing. For the hood, I used one of my her hoodies as a template for sewing. Once the hood was done, I attached it to the rest of the costume with the buttons.


  • Lime, White, Black and Blue Green Felt (This is basically the outfit)
  • Plastic Hard Hat
  • Blue Spray Paint (To spray the hard hat)

My main goal for my husband and I's costume was comfort. I envisioned having a 16 month old to hold and chase around so I wanted to make sure out costume was comfortable! Looking at a beachball (which is round and the perfect "Mike" shape!), I decided to freehand the template. I cut 7 long strips of Line green felt (4' x 9" appx). I then cut the strips into and "eye" shape. I sewed the 7 pieces together (similar to a beach ball). Then I cut an opening for my head and arms and widened the bottm to fit my body. Lastly, I cut out the shape of Mike's face and hot glued it on to the costume.For the hat, all I did was spray paint it blue and hot glued the symbol onto the hat!


  • Blue Fabric (The Base of the vest)
  • Blue abd Purples Yarn (To make the costume Furry!)
  • Velcro (Makes it easy to put on and take off)
  • Plastic Hard Hat
  • Blue Spray Paint (To spray the hard hat)

Again, thinging about comfort! I used one of my husband's dress shirts as a template. Cut out the front of the vest and an identical piece for the back of the vest. I then cut the back of the vest in half (length ways) and sewed on the velcro along the cut. Now time for the time consuming part (which is partly why this costume is a vest and not a full body suit)! I cut the yarn into about 6 inch strings and sewed them onto the vest adding purple spots where I saw fit. This is a pretty simple process but very time consuming! Lastly, I spray painted the hard hat and hot glued the symbol.

3) Any additional information you'd like to add?
We went to Boo at the Zoo this past weekend and everyone loved it! Asked me where they could buy it and how cute my daughter looked! They were amazed that I had made the costumes! I have to admit, it did make me feel good that all my hard work wasn't for nothing! We even had a few people take pictures of us! These costumes were made with love. When you look up close you can see all the flaws (as it was my first sewing project), but it still turned out pretty awesome and my daugther had so much fun dressing up. Even my husband, whom I had to beg to dress up, got into the spirit of it. All and all, it was pretty epic!

Rating: 4.3 of 5. Votes: 25

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#1 comment by Thomas December 6, 2014

That is the best Halloween costume I've ever seen.

#2 comment by cc September 14, 2015

Do you still have this? Are you looking to sell it?

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