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Make: Zilla Costume

by Cat on October 27, 2010

Shinmin’s owl-tastic costume is one tough act to follow but here it is…my Zilla costume. I am STILL not finished with it but thought I’d share what I have so far!  If you’re wondering,  ‘Zilla is the nickname for my 1 1/2 year old.  He has the heaviest feet…can trample over anything (including his mom’s).  It was only appropriate I pay homage to that.

The costume cost under $20 to make…I had leftover scrap, but you really only need felt, glue, eyes, cardstock and some day-glo vinyl or fabric and an old hoodie.  Time…well time is another matter.  I have to confess, I looked forward to mindlessly gluing the scales as stress relief but after about 300 hundred of them I was ready for this thing to go live!

above: fabric…three different shades of green wool felt, day-glo parachute fabric

above: an old hoodie got scaled beyond its wildest dreams.  I used Alene’s glue and started piecing from bottom to top.

above: I may have made the eyes a little too big… we had to take Zilla to an event when his costume was half way finished.  a dad exclaimed, “how cute!  a fish!

above: I love me some accessories.  I think that’s my favorite part of costumes.  I made a flaming bottle cozy for his sippy cup.

above: I am literally still working on this tail.  If anyone has suggestions on how to attach it please email me!  Basically you cut round circles out of cardstock and then glue the felt front to back.  Then run a string and stitch each piece together so that the tail can “swish” when they walk.

And here he is!  Zilla!  I still have to create a skyscraper and plane out of felt which I’ll post later on.

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