rollie-pollie pumpkin

Oscar is a Halloween kid through and through.  He waffled on his costume selection at first (bat, pirate, star wars guy), but eventually he had only one request: a pumpkin! 

When I asked him to try on his costume for a photo, he said, "wait! I need a pumpkin.  It looks just like me."  So cute.


The hat was made using Delia Create's hat-ette tutorial.  It was so fast and easy to put together (literally less than a half hour!) and totally completes the look.  I used elastic instead of a ribbon tie, because I wanted it to be quick to put on and take off.


For the felt pumpkin suit, I used the Rollie Pollie bean bag pattern from MADE, with the small bag pattern pieces scaled down slightly.  The zipper in the pattern makes the costume really easy to get in and out of.  Instead of adding the top and bottom pieces, I made an elastic casing.   I cut arm holes in the side, and edged them with "bias" tape made from felt.   The arm holes are cut a little too large, but you can't win them all.

Or maybe you can?

For the actual costume day, he's going to wear and orange t-shirt and his green legging pj pants underneath, and we are going to stuff the pumpkin to fill it out a bit.

I am also going to be a pumpkin, but don't require any stuffing in my costume.  Only 3 weeks to go before baby girl #2 arrives.  :)

28 comments:

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

Jill - Oh my goodness. Oscar is SO cute. Great job on the pumpkin costume. He is seriously one of the cutest boys I've ever seen! Love the belly shot, too.

Cheri

Dale and Sarah said...

Baby Girl!! Yay!for baby girls!!!!

dana said...

not sure what I love more....the pumpkin or your cute tummy. fun pics :)

Amber said...

Oh... love this! When my oldest was 2 and her little sister was about 6 months (and their brother was ne'er a thought) they were both pumpkins quite like this, but the baby had a pumpkin bunting that covered her toes. It still might be my favorite halloween...

Anonymous said...

Wow - congrats on the 2nd baby girl!

Dyanna said...

Super !!
Kiss

Vernie and Tony said...

That has got to be one of the cutest pumpkins I've EVER seen! The costume is adorable too! I love it!! His hat is priceless!

Vanessa said...

Cute pumpkin outfit! Oh, and congrats on baby girl #2, it seems like the last time I was on your blog, you were celebrating Ruby! My how time flies!

Sarah said...

I have no idea how I did not know you were expecting #3!!! Did I miss it, or were you being sneaky? Congrats to you all. I'm sending prayers your way for a healthy and happy arrival for you new little girl. >3

Anabella said...

Congrats for the new baby coming!!! Your son is so handsome! And looks great in a pumpkin hehe. I use the Delia Creates haT tutorial, but the witch one!

mary said...

It's beautiful!!!

Delia said...

SO CUTE! Using elastic for the hat is so smart and much less girly :)

Cute baby belly. I decided to go last minute as a pumpkin too. My original idea was bugging me.

Can't wait to see pictures.

Anonymous said...

you mean # 3?

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Congrads from Russia with girl №2 for cutest Mom & her Family =)
Mr. Pampkin is awesome ;)

BECKY said...

and now we're waiting for her name to be revealed. have a fun halloween with your lovlies!!

Laree said...

I LOVE the shot of your pumpkin tummy - especially that you can still see your toes! Hope all goes well!

Lexie & Jeff said...

Wow, what a fun surprise! Super congrats to you, and happy birthday to your cute little guy!

Kanchan कांचन said...

Oscar is so cute!! Hey, congratulations to you. I must have missed earlier posts. New follower of your blog. Wish you happy and healthy arrival of new new baby.

maddmomma said...

Can Oscar possibly smile more in his new costume? So cute, and happy! Yeay...once again you did a fabulous job. Thanks for posting the picture of your belly...you made my day!

Sarah said...

Jill, I love that you can baaaarely see your little toes in that last picture. Hilarious! And that look on Oscar's face is priceless. He is so excited!

Knick Knock said...

wonderful on all counts!

teresa said...

darling outfit for Oscar. and you're sporting a beautiful bumpkin pumpkin yourself. blessings!

Ayana said...

Oh my goodness! That is stunning! I'm practically speechless.

Ashley said...

I loved Ruby's costume and your guest post on LBB. I remember reading in Ashley's bio that the 1st craft blog she ever saw was yours! Whoa, that's a pat on the back! I have to admit, when you were pregnant with Ruby I remember thinking, "Yeah...we'll see how much she crafts after this baby!" But you are still cranking them out and still will after this little girl, I know! Thx for your inspiration and I am so excited for Oscar to have 2 little sisters! He will be a great big brother to little girls.

Anonymous said...

Dang! How many more are you going to have??? Your oldest is only 3~~

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Duggar? Is that you??

Amanda said...

I dont know how I missed that you are pregnant! Congrats! And you must be due right around me!! well, you are a little before it looks like. November 27th here and I am not sure what it is!!

Kristina said...

Hello! I know this is an old post, but I was wondering if you could tell me more about the elastic you used. Did you just make a fold and then insert elastic into that? Also, was the zipper necessary? I just bought the pattern and want to make this for my kiddo, but kind of thought the zipper wasn't necessary if it was open at the top and bottom.