I want to show you guys my Halloween costume that I made this year! I was itching to craft and sew so I thought that dressing up as Russell from the movie UP is a fun idea.
Keep reading to see how I made my costume. Enjoy!
|Handmade costume as Russell|
|"The wilderness must be explored! CA-CA!"|
Russell the Wilderness Explorer
Items needed to make the costume:
♥ T-shirt transfer sheets
♥ Furniture felt pads in oatmeal (36 pieces) - 1 1/8"
♥ Dark brown fabric for the sash
♥ Orange fabric for the scarf
♥ Orange felt fabric for the flag
♥ Thin wooden dowels (Thanks, bff, for giving it to me)
♥ Bottle Cap - around 1"
♥ Clear round epoxy sticker - 1"
♥ 2 x safety pins
♥ Miscellaneous objects for the backpack (key items: trumpet, pan, and flashlight)
♥ Yellow baseball cap
♥ Yellow polo (Thank you, BN for lending it!)
♥ Brown shorts
I started off with Russell's cute scout badges. Luckily, there are templates where I can easily print them on the transfer-on paper. You can find the templates here and here. I didn't want to waste ink by printing the brown background, so I edited the pictures using a photo editor. On a side note, make sure you use an ink jet printer, not laser. Trust me, I almost broke a laser printer.
|Printing Russell's scout badges on a tranfser-on sheet|
Initially, I was going to iron on the badges onto the sash, but I wanted more depth and more of a fabric texture. I looked around the house and ...furniture felt paddings! They are perfect in size and they are self-adhesive!
|Getting ready to iron on the badges onto the felt pads|
I'm so happy with the end result! The badges look great and just what I was hoping for.
|Badges are ready to be placed on the sash!|
Since the felt pads were self-adhesive, it was very easy to stick on each badge to the sash. However, if you are planning to move around a lot, I would suggest to hot glue each badge. I lost some badges :( Anyway, I couldn't help it and HAD to add some glitter.
If you didn't notice, I placed the main badges according to the movie/pictures (I just had to). My favourite part of this costume is the Grape Soda bottle cap pin or the "Ellie Badge". I won't spoil the movie, but you should really watch it if you haven't yet.
|The Ellie Badge is my favourite part of the costume|
The Grape Soda bottle cap pin was easy to make. The clear round epoxy sticker gives the pin a glass-like effect. I used Google to search for the grape soda logo and printed on a paper.
|Making the Grape Soda bottle cap pin|
Surprisingly, the flag was the most difficult part of the costume to make. I couldn't find my hot glue gun to stick to flag together. My mom saved me by sewing and finishing the flag for me. Thanks, Mom! For the flag and hat, I also printed the Wilderness Explorer logo onto a transfer-on sheet and ironed it on. You can also look for the logo on a search engine.
|My backpack with random items|
After all that...ta da!
|Hello Kitty, The Hulk, and Hello Kitty Vampire|
I hope you enjoyed reading and looking through the pictures. I really had fun making this costume! I even won Best Costume at my friend's Halloween party :) Yay!
Have a good weekend!
Edit: You can "gawk" at this DIY project at Craftgawker. Click here :)