Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Baby Octopus Costume

Right after I found out I was pregnant last year, I saw the cutest baby dressed up like an octopus on Pinterest.  I did the math and realized I'd have a 5-month-old for Halloween 2014, and decided right then that the baby had to be an octopus!  Plus, at 5 months old, she'd have good head control but not be mobile...perfect for an octopus!

Baby Octopus Costume | bonnieprojects.blogspot.com

I also have a soft spot in my heart for all things ocean-related.  This was my idea of fun in college.

Baby Octopus Costume | bonnieprojects.blogspot.com

My Mom was recently in town helping transition me back into work and the baby into daycare.  We came up with an octopus costume design, and she drafted a pattern and made it!  The baby's legs are two of the legs, and a removable belt holds the other six legs.  We used ball fringe as cute suckers.  We also topped off the costume, literally, with a hat featuring giant googly eyes.  SO CUTE!!!

Baby Octopus Costume | bonnieprojects.blogspot.com

The belt comes off for diaper changes, car seats, or irritated infants.  I plan to move the velcro as she grows so the legs will be useable as a dress-up prop for years to come.

If you want to make your own, the pattern is for sale in my Etsy shop.  It's beginner-level!

As a bonus, it turns out the legs also make great baby toys.  Savannah loved them!

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  1. absolutely the cutest thing I've seen all year!!!

  2. Oh my gosh this is sooo stinking cute! I have pinned it and am sharing on our FB page (TheDIYVillage.com) Thank you so much for linking up!


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