We had a simple, fun Halloween this year.
In other words, we just didn’t have the time or energy to throw a party.
And now I’m going to show you how I made Evelyn’s Ewok costume, because there just aren’t any great tutorials out there.
1) Start with a teddy bear around the same size as your child. I got this one for $3 at Goodwill.
2) Tear the stitches out along the back seam. I had to use scissors and a seam ripper for this one.
3) Unstuff your bear. I left the stuffing in the feet and wish that I had left some in the hands, as well.
4) Laugh at your pathetic shell of a bear. Then cut in a U shape around his face, leaving the forehead piece in tact as shown.
5) Remove any hard parts to the face, such as the eyes and if the nose is plastic remove it, too. Shove the face up inside. This will act as a cushion on top of the baby’s head and make it so you don’t need to add stuffing.
6) Sew a zipper into the back seam.
Now you have a teddy bear costume!
And a garbage can full of innards…
If that is all you want it works nicely, and even unhappy babies look awfully cute as fuzzy teddy bears.
But if it is an Ewok you are looking for, you’ll need a hood.
I had some extra red microsuede left over from recovering my dining room chairs which I wanted to use. Unfortunately, none of the scraps were wide enough. What I ended up doing was lacing two pieces together with a scrap of the same fabric. I then cut out a whole for the face and two ear holes, as shown below.
She was the perfect accessory to join Han and Leia in their adventures!