Wednesday, October 10, 2012

no sew ewok costume

I am a crocheter not a sewer. I wish I knew how to sew and was even given a sewing machine for a wedding gift but was too afraid to try it out. It sits in my craft room, untouched until I am brave enough to learn. I am determined to make Judah's costume  each year and this year I wanted to have him dressed up like an Ewok from Starwars. I didn't want to hand sew the custom so I used my hot glue gun!

All you need is a hoodie, sweatpants, fur fabric, fabric that looks like pleather, cardboard and a hot glue gun. 

I placed the sweatpants and hoodie on top of the fur fabric and cut it up in sections. I just eyed it. For the front part of the hoodie I made sure I hot glued the fabric along the zipper so I am able to zip Judah in and out of his costume. 

Once the fur was hot glued on I put some hot glue along the edge of the hoodie and attached the pleather fabric. I cut the back up a little to make it look like a real Ewoks hoodie. Then I cut two bear ears out of cardboard  and hot glued fur on the ears. You will want to put a generous amount of hot glue on the bottom of the ears and hold it onto the hoodie for a few seconds to get them to stand up straight. 

All you need is a large stick from your backyard and you have a no sew Ewok costume. I was able to make this entire costume in two hours max. 

Its really easy, affordable and super cute! Judah runs around giggling hysterically because he looks like a "Wok". The two hours and the hot glue burns are totally worth hearing my sons laughter. 

I actually bought the boots off of an Etsy store last year when Judah dressed up as Chewbacca. He will probably be able to wear them for another year.

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  1. Oh my goodness! That is too cute!

    1. Thanks Mary :-)
      I really have to get a video of his giggles, its the cutest thing ever :-) I feel like I have a baby ewok ha ha :-)

  2. That is so freaking cute! I can't get over it.

  3. It turned out so cute!! What a great idea! I'm sewing Isaac's costume this year. He's going to be a dinosaur. Same kind of idea tho, add fabric to a sweatsuit. Makes it super easy!

    ps- You should totally take a beginner sewing class!! Have you looked into one at a nearby community college? It's really not scary at all. I promise!!

  4. This is the cutest thing I have ever seen. x

  5. Oh my goodness. Great idea. I am determined that my son will be an Ewok for Halloween within the next few years. I cannot/have not learned how to sew either but this just let me know that it can be done by hand.

    My son is only going to be 7 months once Halloween makes it around this year so we decided to make a pirate costume for him. Super easy and no sewing needed. :) Maybe next year we will have to try this one out.

  6. Thanks for the link to my shop:) I'm thrilled you've enjoyed the boots and gotten so much fun use out of them!

  7. This might be the most adorable costume I have ever seen. Kuddos madame;-)

    I am your newest follower and would love for you to stop by my mustache joint!


  8. Wow this turned out so well!! My co worker is looking for a costume for her son too, I'll pass along this post to her! She's not a sewer either but wants to make a costume!

  9. Oh my, that costume (& Judah!) is so darn cute! Great job for being a no sew project too, it looks awesome. I know how you feel about sewing - I used to be a non sewer too, after being terrified of sewing machines & sergers from high school home ec sewing class mishaps... Once I got over my fear though, it opened up a whole new world of creativity!

  10. Hahahahaha that's fantastic!! You are so stinkin creative! Judah is pretty much the most adorable kid ever, this is so awesome. xoxo

    I am sharing this on my blog.

  12. Kudos! Really really cool and you make it easy to make !

  13. The costume is brilliant! And he's such a ham!

  14. love the no sew idea and so quick to make!!! awesome. But how did you make or cover the sweatpants with the fur?


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