comfy dress up: Transformers Halloween Costume

Oscar loves the show, Transformers: Rescue Bots, and had his heart set on being Chase (the police car transformer) for Halloween.  It sounded like a great costume to buy, but I couldn't find this specific character anywhere (though after I bought the supplies, a friend told me she spotted one at Target).

 


I've seen some pretty amazing DIY Transformers costumes online ... from the incredibly detailed, to the ones that actually transform (what?!).   I just wanted it to be comfortable enough that he can use it all year for everyday dress up play.   It was a challenge to sew, but we are both really happy with it!

And while I spent way too much time making this costume, I know Oscar loves it.  Which is totally the point.

Patterns used:
Top - started with Rae's Flashback Skinny Tee and built from there.  It is cut up the back and has a velcro flap to close, which makes it really easy to get on and off.

Leggings: Lil Leggings pattern by Lil Blue Boo, lengthened and knee pads added (one, very crooked. oh, well).  Oscar loves these and wants to wear them all the time.

Hat:  Based off of Leila & Ben's Little Cap pattern, with some additions.

Boots: drafted by me! I was so glad these turned out.  They are actually shoe covers, so the velcro closed in the back and have a wide strip of elastic on the bottom to keep them in place on his sneakers.

The whole costume is made of jersey knit, using 1" and 2" foam for the structure.  I used Silhouette Flocked Heat Transfer material for the Transformers logo and the grills on the boots.


I sure love Halloween.  Hope your kids have a safe and happy one!

Missed the other costumes for this year?


23 comments:

Christina said...

This is SO impressive!

Palak said...

Your Halloween costumes are always the best, Jill. He looks so happy in his costume.

Rachael said...

You rocked it! You always do.

Rachael

www.slurfeefrenchie.blogspot.com

maddmomma said...

Fantastic! The kids are going to have so much fun rocking their Halloween costumes! Also...glad that you are dressing up, too! You can never get too old to dress up for Halloween!

Kendall said...

Fantastic job!!!

kristin said...

Hehe, so cute. Love those boots - he looks so thrilled!!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Wow, that is incredible! Looks like he loves it!

Tavi said...

It's so cute Transformers!!!

Jessica said...

Jill this is so perfect! He's adorable in it and obviously so happy :)

Jennie Holt said...

This is fantastic! everything you make is absolutely adorable!! you are amazing!

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

so awesome, Jill! He looks so thrilled!

DC Douglas said...

Adorable. And this comes from the voice actor of Chase! ;-)

Rania said...

Cute Halloween costume and it's also safe to play with

Lil Mama Stuart said...

Love the shoes! And the link to the costume that transforms...says 35 hours to construct!

Delia said...

You are amazing. He looks so happy. Good mama!

Knit stitch craft said...

Wow you are a genius! This is an amazing costume.

Rachel C said...

So awesome! Very impressed.

Katherine Steven said...

So lovely costume! if you want to look stylish find an awesome collection of cheap tees you have it easily online on metroshirts.

Jennie Holt said...

this is fantastic!!!! you are amazing!

Jennifer Eddy said...

So apparently my little guy is a year behind yours. Any chance you'd be willing to sell this costume. He has his heart set on being Chase for halloween! If you are willing please email me at jennaeddy@gmail.com

Anna said...

Do you ever make and sell costumes? I am not nearly as talented or patient as you are and my son wants to be Chase this year ... the costumes for sale online aren't nearly as awesome as the one you made.

Rit said...

I am not a sewer either but I am looking for chase costume in size 6-8 would you consider making one to sale. My email is Fairchildtwins@hot mail.com So awesome!!!

rita said...

Love it would you make one to sale. Looking for6-8 Fairchildtwins@hot mail.com