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It has taken me too long to write this post…but life caught up and costumes are barely finished! GASP! This year Zoey spends Halloween with her dad so we decided to let Lia choose her costume and find something for the boys to coordinate with her. After much back and forth she picked out a mermaid costume so without a doubt the boys MUST be Flounder and Sebastian. I first tried to find their costumes online but was not successful, that’s when I decided I would just make them myself! So here I am.
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This Sebastian costume can be used for any ocean and under the sea theme as well. It was super easy to make and involved no sewing! 15 minutes later and I was done with it! Not to mention I found all the supplies on Amazon so no running around needed!
You can choose any size you want depending on the size of your baby. I went with 25mm ones so they really popped out.
It is still in the 85-90 degree weather in SoCal with cool evenings so I opted for a footie pajamas so I would not need to worry about pants or sweaters.
The red beanie is where all the detail is at. I found a simple red baby cap with no type of details whatsoever. However, I did choose a double lined beanie in order to be able to cut through into one layer but have a layer between the pipe cleaners and baby’s head.
Maybe you have some lying around? The pipe cleaners will be the legs and will also hold the eyes up.
I used some inexpensive red felt squares to make the claws.
Hot Glue Gun
You don’t need anything fancy. Just some hot glue to stick everything together
1. First thing I did was grab the baby beanie and the pipe cleaners. I bent the pipe cleaners the way I would want them shown and measured the length and cut them to what I wanted.
2. After you have the sizing of the pipe cleaners that you need, you can glue the eyes to one set of pipe cleaners.
3. Time for claws, I did not use any pattern in particular. I just eyeballed what I felt the claws looked like and made them to a size proportionate to the googly eyes. I cut 4 layers in order to stick them to each side of the pipe cleaner. Once you cut, glue them to your pipe cleaners.
3. I cut small holes to fit the pipe cleaners through one layer of the baby beanie.
4. Next I used a small amount of hot glue to stick the pipe cleaners to the beanie.
5. Try it on!
I love how easy this costume was to put together and create in just 15 minutes. With the boys being only 3 months old I wanted something simple but most importantly something comfortable for them. This costume gave the baby just that, comfort. Hope you enjoy!