Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Shaun the Sheep Halloween Costume

 PB's favorite show right now is Shaun the Sheep.  If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing Shaun the Sheep, it's on Netflix streaming.  It's definitely not just a show for kids. Hubby and I were watching it before we had PB.  
PB happens to be amazing at animal sounds.  He does the cow, goat and sheep exceptionally well.  Check out his sheep sound:

I know I am biased, but that is an amazing baaa.  His awesome baaa is what inspired the costume.  I pretty much just want to hear that all through trick or treat.

Shaun has a poofy tail and a puff of fluff on the top of his head.

I used I Am Momma Hear Me Roar's Upcycled Boy Hats tutorial to make the base of the hat. I used the hat for PB's owl costume last year and it is so versatile.  The sheep face is a piece of felt that is sewn on the hat.

PB is wearing a black turtleneck that I got at a consignment sale for $1.50 and black pants I got at Kmart for $4.  The pants are girls leggings, I'll admit it.  Boys black sweatpants were too bulky and the leggings just worked better.
 I love that the ears flap in the wind when he runs.

The quick tutorial:
I took one of PB's outfits from the summer and used it as a template.  I cut 2 layers of white fleece and 2 layers of white knit.

Put one piece of fleece right sides together with a piece of knit and sew around the arm holes and neck hole and then do the same with the other 2 pieces
Cut notches in the neck and arm holes. This would be a good time to sew across the straps.  i forgot to do that and had to do it later. turn right side out.

Then place one half right side up.

Place the other half right side down and make sure the fleece and knit are matched up with each other. Then sew the fleece together and the knit together.

Turn right sides out with the fleece facing out.

 Stuff some stuffing between the layers.

Then I tacked a few stitches by hand here and there to make it look bumpy and not smooth.  I sewed the fleece layer to the knit layer.

Here is a close up of the bumpy fleece.  Then fold the fleece under and sew a seam around the bottom.  

If I had to make this again, i would make the pattern a little bigger.  It is a little snug to get on.

Now for the hat.  Sorry there aren't detailed pics.  I was under the wire and worked at night.
I made the hat out of black knit that I had in my stash.  The eyes are hand sewn on the felt and then I hand sewed the felt on the hat.  The ears are black knit with fusible fleece interfacing ironed on and folded in half and stitched together.  

The puff is white fleece.  I cut a big circle and did a wide stitch by hand around the edge.  I puled it together and stuffed it.  It was sewn on by hand and I tacked a couple of stitches in it to make it look bumpy.  
If you have any questions, please email me!! sorry my tutorial isn't very detailed!

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Sam W. said...

how stinkin' adorable! loved the video of his baaaa! a great baaaa for sure. oh man, can't get over the cuteness :)

Laura said...

That couldn't be any cuter. Awww. Pinning for the future b/c I don't have kids at all, but we love Shaun the Sheep in our house.

Shanea said...

AWESOME!! Love it!!

Kerstie said...

This is sooo cute! Shaun is a big deal is our house too.

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! so so so cute!!!!! these are the best photos ever! =) PB is adorable as shaun the sheep!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

ooh ps: the color psych stuff is making it even harder to decide! usually i go blue in an effort to not pig out 24-7 (my red kitchen was the bane of my existence back in fl) buuut... im bored of blue! haha! maybe orange WILL pop up somewhere in the house though <3 you make me love it even more!

KendasCrafts said...

That's adorable! hope you have fun trick-or-treating!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! I am making one for Halloween for my 2 year old grandson this year (2012) and will use your tutorial! Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

My son's favorite cartoon is Shaun the Sheep! I've never sewn before but cannot find a good manufactured Shaun costume. Will try to recreate what you made. It's adorable! You should sell them! Thanks for the details!

Anonymous said...

I followed your tutorial for my 2 year old grandson's Halloween costume last October and it was absolutely adorable! He looked at himself in the mirror and excitedly said, "SHEEP, SHEEP!" Shaun the Sheep is his favorite show - and he had a Shaun the Sheep birthday party in August. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful design!

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