Thrift Store Thursday: Sock Monkey Baby Costume

October 28, 2010

Oh....my....goodness. Eloise is soooo cute. How did I get such a cute baby? I just want to bury my face into her cheeks. And I love the way she smells. And her hair is so soft. Okay. Okay. Enough about Eloise.

With Eloise being so little around Halloween I realized that this year was possibly the only time in my life when I would be able to sew a cute sock monkey costume. I originally bought what I thought was sock monkey material, at least it looked like sock monkey material, online. But when I came in the mail it was cotton weave fabric with a sock monkey design. That's stupid. So I really didn't know what I was going to do.
Eloise is so little that I thought maybe I could sew a couple Fox River Mills socks together. But I'd have to buy it online AND time was running out. So yesterday I went to the thrift store and searched for a sweater that looked like the Fox River Mills material. It actually wasn't that hard. See below. Maybe I lucked out but I only had to stop at one place, The Salvation Army. All I looked for was mixed brown and off white woven knit sweater. I also found a cream colored sweater for the feet and hands.
I then used an infant pajama pattern, tweaked it a bit and came up with this. Sock monkey Eloise! She actually doesn't like it that much though. She likes to suck on her fingers and the costume keeps her from doing that. We're taking the girls out tonight to go Trick or Treating. I hope she holds up.
Stay tuned tomorrow for ANOTHER Halloween costume!

57 {comments}:

Beth said... Best Blogger Tips

She's so adorable! That is the most awesome costume I've seen this year. :)

Mrs. Patrick said... Best Blogger Tips

ADORABLE!!!! (baby & costume lol)

Diana said... Best Blogger Tips

Omigosh, this is too adorable! I love it.

Diana said... Best Blogger Tips

Omigosh, this is too adorable! I love it.

Bird R. said... Best Blogger Tips

You are right, she is adorable. Great costume!

Jo said... Best Blogger Tips

definitely your best thrift store thursday yet!!! adorable!

Aynna banahna said... Best Blogger Tips

This is adorable! It is an amazing costume.

AmyBean said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! If it's bothering her, can you just make a slit for her fingers, like a fingerless glove? Then she won't get cranky and everybody can enjoy their trick-or-treating. :)

Preppy Pink Crocodile said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh that is just beyond adorable!! So cute!

stewbie2 said... Best Blogger Tips

OH. MY. WORD. That is beyond precious!!

My Dream Ring said... Best Blogger Tips

CUTE!!!!

MoveYourAsana said... Best Blogger Tips

SUPER SUPER CUTE!!! love it, wish I thought of it for my 10 month old! she is adorable!

Sandy said... Best Blogger Tips

She looks so cute!!!

Karissa Jade Ferguson said... Best Blogger Tips

that is ridiculously adorable!!

Erica @ Acire Adventures said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this idea! Perfect outfit for a baby!

Kym said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG! That is soooo stink'in CUTE. I need me another baby now, just so i can make this outfit!.....And Eloise is totally ABORABLE..... but you know that!
xK

Monique said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh. my. gosh! I've never seen anything so cute! I had no idea what a sock monkey was until I started blogging... this just puts the cherry on the cake!

Feito por mim said... Best Blogger Tips

Muito lindo querida,primeira vez no seu blog,estou te seguindo te convido a me visitar

bjos...

Arlete Ateliê

http://arleteatelie.blogspot.com/

Admitted Fabricaholic said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute cute cute cute cute costume! I LOOOOVE it! And so creative :)

sisters4saymoreismore said... Best Blogger Tips

so freaking adorable!!!!

~selina

TeamMcDonough said... Best Blogger Tips

Sew Cute!!! Enjoy your sweet monkey! She looks adorable :D

Samina said... Best Blogger Tips

She is so cute & the costume's awfully cute, too! How do you find these things?!

Sam said... Best Blogger Tips

So stinking cute!!

MushyWear said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh gosh, this is just too cute!

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

My word, what a cute baby!

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

Cutest...costume...EVER!

One year my youngest stepdaughter was "Babyzilla" (wish I had a pic handy, hilarious). Her mom made this awesome green costume and she had her hands covered too (with little white felt claws attached, no less). Her mom modified the "glove" parts to be folded over so she could get her hands out if she needed to. Funny thing was she didn't even try. If it's chilly out, Eloise may want to keep her hands cozy too. :)

Awesome. Love it!

Darci said... Best Blogger Tips

Totally PLOTZING from the cuteness! Great costume!

You're just using E. as a ploy to get more candy, aren't you. Go mamma!

Vicki said... Best Blogger Tips

This is the CUTEST baby costume ever! =) And a very cute baby, too.

Simone said... Best Blogger Tips

what a darling costume! My 14 year old daughter announced to me yesterday that she wanted to be a sock monkey next year for Halloween. That gives me a year to look for fabric! You inspired me!

Happy Together said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! I have never seen a little one in a costume like that :) ADORABLE

Julia said... Best Blogger Tips

My daughter has talked about her son being a sock monkey for a couple of years, but instead he's been a turtle, the little boy from Where the Wild Things Are, and this year, a wild boar. Maybe next year can be a sock monkey, but he'll be 3 so I'll have to find a BIG sweater.
This is adorable and I would love to squeeze those sweet cheeks after I kiss all the sweetness out!

SL said... Best Blogger Tips

She really is so adorable!!! Anyway, just wondering how come you're going trick or treating tonight; here people only go on Halloween night...does your town celebrate in advance?

Mandy said... Best Blogger Tips

This is beyond darling! You're so talented and creative! Way to make it work! :)

Mandy said... Best Blogger Tips

This is beyond adorable! You are so talented and creative! Way to make it work :)

Ana said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG this is the cutest costume ever!! What a creative idea.

Refugee Crafter said... Best Blogger Tips

This is the cutest thing I've seen all year! What an adorable baby (and costume)!

daniRED said... Best Blogger Tips

I nearly died!! Beautiful!! I love love love it!!

<3erica
thepinkestowl.blogspot.com

Tales From My Empty Nest said... Best Blogger Tips

That is the cutest costume I have seen yet. So adorable!! Love & blessings from NC!

Maggie said... Best Blogger Tips

too cute! I'm hoping we get invited to a costume party soon so I can make this for our wee man.

emmylou said... Best Blogger Tips

She is adorable!

Abi said... Best Blogger Tips

Eloise was a really good sport tonight! And she was a super cute and squishy sock monkey:) I loved how Grace kept announcing to everyone that she was getting an extra piece of candy "for the sock monkey."

yellowmum said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it! That is soooo cute. She is cute. It's perfect.

Shelley said... Best Blogger Tips

so stinking cute! I love this costume!! and you have the cutest baby ever :)

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

That is the most awesome costume I have ever seen! Amazing job, Kathleen!

Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my word, that is ridiculously cute.

kraftykym said... Best Blogger Tips

amazing, as always. I don't know how you do it all. You make it look so simple and easy. Beautiful children too!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

what a cutie! She's so photogenic :)

Stephanie said... Best Blogger Tips

This is the sweetest costume I've ever seen. Your little girl is beyond precious!!!

dana said... Best Blogger Tips

absolutely darling Kathleen and genius!

Deece said... Best Blogger Tips

This is genius! I've never even heard of a sock monkey costume before. Great job!

Pauline Perh said... Best Blogger Tips

Your little sock monkey baby is so cute!!! Want to cuddle and kiss him!

Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets said... Best Blogger Tips

This is SO adorable! I just featured it on my blog's Cutest Handmade DIY Kids Halloween Costumes! Thanks for sharing!

Kristy said... Best Blogger Tips

Couldn't be any cuter!!! And the sweater you found was perfect!

Mama of 2 Badgers said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE THIS! Wow, I can't believe you just used a couple sweaters you found second-hand! They look perfect!!!

I may have to make a cosutme like this for me little one.
And I love how you're all ga-ga over your baby... snuggle her cheeks, how her hair is so soft. I think those exact same thoughts many many times each day. And she is totally adorable.

J Young said... Best Blogger Tips

Found this on Pinterest, soooo cute! I'll be featuring it on my craft blog: litteldovecreations.blogspot.com

Vivian said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for your awesome idea! I used it to make my baby a sock monkey this past Halloween. :) Check it out: http://craft-with-confidence.blogspot.com/2013/02/baby-sock-monkey-costume.html

Jason Holton said... Best Blogger Tips

Indeed this blog has the vast selections of Halloween Costumes. I really appreciated this blog for giving this tips to us!

 
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