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The Wee Bagpiper Costume

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The Wee Bagpiper Costume

The Wee Bagpiper

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Costume type:  Costumes for Babies
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Sarah, the 'The Wee Bagpiper' costume creator:

This is my 2 year old son Miles as the wee bagpiper. I got this idea when we were at the Halloween store and saw an adult bagpiper costume, and I could think of nothing cuter than a little tiny bagpiper! My mom helped me assemble the costume, and I also had some help from the Internet. (Turns out Miles isn't the first toddler to dress as a bagpiper for Halloween, and we got some helpful hints from www.jenspends.com.)

So here's how we did it. The bagpipes were made from felt, along with some plastic straws and a recorer that I purchased at the dollar store and painted black. I tied on the gold cording, and they were done! The kilt was a single piece of flannel, wrapped around him with velcro all along the top to make it easy-on, easy-off. I also added a few pleats in the back. Oh, and I found the kilt pin at Jon-Ann Fabrics. We altered the pattern for a childs bakers hat for the cap, and just made it about half as poofy. The sporran was made from some fur and felt my mom had laying around, and had velcro on the back, so it just stuck to the waistband of the kilt. I didn't have any black ribbon to decorate the socks and sporran, so I just grabbed a pack of stretchy hairbands while we were at the dollar store, and they worked perfectly. I glued them on with fabric glue. Finally, the sash was nothing more than a long strip of fabric stitched up with velcro on the ends. And then to top the whole thing off, we put a little digital recorder in Miles' candy bucket, playing bagpipe music as he marched down the street. It was a big hit!

Rating: 4.5 of 5. Votes: 36

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#1 comment by Sarah November 1, 2012

That's my boy! Love him! :)

#2 comment by janice nelson November 1, 2012

love it!The outfit was perfect...just like a bagpiper should look...what a good imagination and a cutie to wear it!

#3 comment by Matt November 1, 2012

He was even somewhat well-behaved during our Halloween marathon!

#4 comment by M.L.R. November 1, 2012

He is adorable. What a great outfit. I LOVE this pic.

#5 comment by Karen November 1, 2012

This is an awesome costume! Great work!

#6 comment by Tara November 1, 2012

Thats my little nephew! best costume ever! love ya Miley boy!!!

#7 comment by Mary November 1, 2012

Sooooo cute! Glad I got to see him yesterday in person, too.

#8 comment by donya November 1, 2012

Very cool idea! Such a cute guy!

#9 comment by Jennifer Love November 1, 2012

Such a cute costume on an adorable boy!

#10 comment by BelÚn November 1, 2012

Love it and so much more original than the current superhero!

#11 comment by Pat November 1, 2012

I am so lucky to be Miles' Grammy!!!

#12 comment by Kim November 2, 2012

I give this little guy a full 5 stars! So cute, unique and he has a perfect little face for it!

#13 comment by Mindy November 2, 2012

Great Costume and such a cute little guy!

#14 comment by Sharon Milligan November 2, 2012

Great costume... a true wee Scotman he is.....

#15 comment by Marcus November 2, 2012

love it! He is the cutest Lewiston piper in all of the Moores.

#16 comment by Rene November 2, 2012

So cute! Sarah and Matt, you will now be in charge of figuring out my future kids Halloween outfits!

#17 comment by M. Reed November 2, 2012

What a GREAT Costume. He is the BEST one here I think.

#18 comment by Kelly November 16, 2014

This is awesome! Better than anything I could have made.

#19 comment by shana February 21, 2017

Hi, I am interested in buying this costume from you if you are willing to sell it all these years later! Thanks!

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