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Yip Yips

Added Feb 6, 2012

by soaringviola

Paderborn, Germany






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 :-)

Material Notes

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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    Sep 12, 2017, 10.14 AMby joannimollins

    Its amusing…

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    Sep 16, 2016, 08.50 AMby Lorrainedamian12

    Really so funny

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    Aug 2, 2016, 06.51 AMby laurenelliott23

    looking funny.

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    Feb 9, 2012, 08.05 PMby Yuki M

    It is cool !!! Your boyfriend and brother’s poses are so Yip Yep-ish. I’m laughing soooo hard !!!!

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    Feb 8, 2012, 02.25 PMby zaarissima

    groooßartig – der Hit in Tüten!!! dodröm: dreimol vun Hätze Kölle Alaaf!!!

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      Feb 9, 2012, 03.19 PMby soaringviola

      Danke und Rumskedi Helau!

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    Feb 8, 2012, 10.37 AMby Ezzles

    These are awesome!

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    Feb 7, 2012, 08.07 PMby wardrobe-cat

    These guys were always the best! Best costumes ever. It’s great the guys wanted to make them. They did a fantastic job.

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      Feb 9, 2012, 03.21 PMby soaringviola

      Thanx :-) And I was also very proud (and even more astonished) that they really sewed them… ;-)

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      Feb 10, 2012, 09.13 AMby wardrobe-cat

      Seriously…. fantastic work. I’m sure they talk about their achievements constantly ;)

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      Feb 13, 2012, 09.37 AMby soaringviola

      You can be sure of this one! :-)

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      Feb 13, 2012, 10.21 AMby wardrobe-cat


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    Feb 6, 2012, 10.26 PMby freakusbzzz

    The yip yips were my favourite

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    Feb 6, 2012, 09.47 PMby ArtNinja14

    So funky and awesome.

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    Feb 6, 2012, 09.25 PMby neenkster

    this is just awesome!!

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    Feb 6, 2012, 09.12 PMby boppygreen

    Brilliant! The Yip Yips! These brought back some wonderful memories! “Book, book, book, book ,book. Phone, brrrring!” Great job to the guys! Smart alterations with the velcro and armholes.

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      Feb 9, 2012, 03.22 PMby soaringviola

      Cooow – Moooooooh :-) Chicken, chicken, chicken….

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    Feb 6, 2012, 08.56 PMby lienepien

    WOW! What an awesome idea! Looks great!

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    Feb 6, 2012, 06.02 PMby tenna5


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    Feb 6, 2012, 03.23 PMby patti-r

    They look Great!! Love them!! Smiling here in Ohio!!!!

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      Feb 9, 2012, 03.23 PMby soaringviola

      Thanx for smiling :-)

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    Feb 6, 2012, 02.44 PMby maribug

    LOVE it!! that is SO great!

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    Feb 6, 2012, 02.44 PMby fashionfreek

    This is so cool. I am thinking of some crazy designs for my next midnight walk for charity. These look funny. Do you think more than one would be ok?

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      Feb 6, 2012, 02.57 PMby soaringviola

      Mmmh, what do you mean with “more than one”? The yip yips in the sesamstreet are always in pairs, but i remember yip yips in at least 3 different colours. And as the mars is a big planet I guess there must be thousands of yip yips! ;-)

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      Feb 6, 2012, 06.07 PMby fashionfreek

      Well we could be their long lost cousins in fancy colours. It was just a thought maybe will keep my options open. They do look great.,:-D

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      Feb 7, 2012, 07.53 AMby soaringviola

      And I can imagine a lot of alterations for the cousins. Maybe not only different colours would work but also dots or stripes, curly antennas and eyelashes for female yip yips… If you decide to do this for your walk, don´t forget to post your results :-)

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      Feb 7, 2012, 10.47 AMby fashionfreek

      I have to put it forward to the fellow walkers this idea. It isnt til Sept though. I will post to show what we came up with. Nice project..look forward to seeing your other projects soon.:-D

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    Feb 6, 2012, 02.09 PMby wildcatspow

    Yes! Love these!

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    Feb 6, 2012, 01.44 PMby sarahwau

    Yep yep aha I love it! These costumes made me smile.

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      Feb 6, 2012, 01.46 PMby soaringviola

      Wow – what a fast reaction! Thank you for smiling! :-)

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