Added Feb 6, 2012
My boyfriends and his brothers costumes for carnival! I actually didn´t sew them myself but gave the one or the other advice (it felt lilke being in a sewing school) as both of them wanted to do it on their own but never used a sewing machine before! And that´s why I am very proud of them, cause in my opinion the costumes turned out great!
For those who don´t know the Yip Yips: They are two funny martians from the Sesamstreet. To have a little laugh watch them on You Tube.
We used a free online tutorial from instructables and did only a few changes: we fixed the upper half from the “mouth” fabric with velcro so they can open it for eating and drinking and we left armholes at the sideseems.
We ordered the fleece fabrics at Buttinette.de, maybe the drape of the costumes would be a bit better if the fleece would be not that heavy, but who cares :-)
Fleece fabrics from Buttinette; very thin and light syntethic fabric for the mouth (must be transparent enough to see through); a sponge to form the lower mouth edge; styrofoam balls and foam rubber for the eyes and pipecleaners for the antennas
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