The second Halloween costume I created was for my grandson. He requested a snowman costume. Not just any snowman, of course. It had to be one like Olaf from Disney's Frozen, which is a current obsession with him and his sister (and every other child worldwide, right?). I had hoped he would request a costume I actually had a pattern for, unlike the Very Hungry Caterpillar Costume his sister requested. Luckily, I did have a snowman pattern. But I was instructed specifically to make it like Olaf.
Here's how I made my snowman costume look like Olaf:
I started with the following supplies:
- White fleece
- 2 - 1 1/2" wiggle eyes (if making for a doll use 1.1 inch)
- Brown felt
- 2 pipe cleaners
- Black fabric for buttons
- Orange felt for nose
Simplicity #9347 - hood pattern piece only...I'm guessing that any hood pattern would work.
- Simplicity #8833 Available from my Etsy Shop- view 1
- I used this pattern for the basic snowman portion of the costume. To make this snowman look like Olaf, I added a large black dot (button) onto the top ball and two black dots onto the bottom ball of the snowman. Since I needed a size 5, I made all the seams 1/4" instead of 5/8".
- To the hood I added a semi circle piece that was about 9" wide by 10" high. I sewed the curved portion together, leaving the straight edge unsewn. I stuffed that piece with batting and hand sewed it onto the top of the hood. This because the top of Olaf's head.
- I made a half circle from fleece which looked like a visor pattern to sew onto the hood.
- I made a rectangular tooth from a scrap of shinny fabric. I added some thick interfacing into the layers along with a little bit of batting so that the tooth had dimension. This tooth was sewn into the middle of the visor.
- I next used the carrot pattern from HERE, enlarged it so that the carrot pattern was as large as possible from a 9" x 12" piece of orange felt.
- The carrot, nose, was sewn onto the head, resting on the visor piece.
- I cut our felt circles that were slightly larger than the wobbly eyes and sewed the felt onto the head right above the visor and close to the nose.
- I hot glued the wobbly eyes onto the black circles.
- I made brown eyebrows from felt and stitched those above the eyes.
Under the snowman costume he is wearing his new dinosaur shirt. I made him a brown, long sleeve tee shirt with a mostly white body. That way, after Halloween, he could still wear it. To see how this shirt was made, go HERE. Happy Halloween!
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