DIY Care Bear Costume

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Are you all ready for my first tutorial? I’m not very good at taking photos of my process when I create something but I am working on it. Please bear with me.  (See what I did there? BEAR with me?). Our oldest (EJ) is going as Grumpy Bear for Halloween. Her Mimi found her this costume online.

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She is so stinking cute in it.  So her little sissy is going as a Care Bear too. Its hard to find Care bear costumes and especially for babies. Big sister also has a very specific request about which Care Bear EV goes as. She has to be the baby Care Bear, Wonderheart.  I didn’t know who the baby Care Bear was other than seeing the doll at the store. So for those who are like me and didn’t know who Wonderheart was here is a picture:

Cute, huh? I knew I was going to be making her a costume so I wanted to make it as easy on myself as I could. I found an outfit for $4/piece at Target that had a pink jacket and pink pants last month and bought them in a size bigger than she was in at the time. Then I bought some iron on transfer paper from Walmart.  I don’t know how the hubs did it but he found an image of Wonderheart’s belly badge on-line and with the magic of photo shop separated it into two pieces and made them the right size for EV’s jacket.

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Then I printed it out on the transfer paper. (*Note: you will want to mirror or flip your image. We did not do this since our image was symmetrical and had no writing on it.) Once it was printed I cut right around the heart pieces and ironed them onto two separate pieces of white fabric to make the background of the belly badge.

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After peeling off the paper backing from the image I folded the inside edges so there would be a nice seam and the edges of the images would line up. Then I traced a circle around them to create the shape for the belly badge.

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Here is the part that gets tricky. I decided I would applique this to her jacket. One problem, I’m not great with a satin stitch….yet. I got better with it as I went but part of it looks really bad. You can totally see where I started to get better at it as I went. The left side looks way better than the right. This is a technique I will be working on as I would love to put up some appliqued items in my shop.

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I also made her some really cute bear ear hair clips to go with it. I think it will be pretty cold on Halloween so I am probably going to try to make her a hat with bear ears instead. If I get that done I will post an update.

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I’d love to hear from you. What are your kiddos going to be for Halloween?

Ya’ll don’t forget to check out my Facebook page where I am running a giveaway. After I get 100 likes one of my fans will get a bow of their choice. If you share the page you get double the entries!
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2 Responses to DIY Care Bear Costume

  1. MightyMama says:

    Cute!!!

  2. MightyMama says:

    I also liked your FB page!!! Check out mine when you get a chance 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/MightyMamaBlog

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