If you’ve been hanging on C.R.A.F.T. for awhile, you likely know that 1) I love DIY costumes and 2) I have an entire sister site dedicated to my costume obsession called Really Awesome Costumes! The site is all about the cutest handmade DIY costumes for babies, kids, adults, groups, and even pets (E.T. & Elliot)! When Maxwell was a baby (and I had a little more time on my hands, ha!) I made him 6 costumes for his first Halloween. Yes, six! Here they all are: Carrot, Kola bear, Cheeseburger, Panda Bear, Bob Ross, and Tetris! The Gameboy baby costume is posted on Really Awesome Costumes, but I decided it needed to be seen here too. I mean, look at my sweet baby Tetris! As a child of the 80’s, I loved my big red Game Boy and Tetris was my absolute fave!
DIY Baby Game Boy Costume:
Here’s what you need to make this DIY baby costume:
- white onesie
- sheets of felt
- fabric glue
- fabric scissors
- a brown lunch sack (or something else to slide inside for the onesie while gluing)
Word to the wise, let the fabric glue dry completely! Also, I do not recommend washing this costume in the washing machine. If you’re using fabric glue, this onesie will only last the night. Sewing it all done would be easy and make the costume last a whole heck of a lot longer. First, cut out all of your pieces from the felt. Here’s what you need:
- Grey screen
- White square
- 5 Game Boy Buttons
- Colored squares to form your Tetris shapes
After you get all of the shapes cut out of the felt, insert a brown paper lunch bag or a peice of a card board box into the onesie. This is so you don’t end up glueing the onesie together. I glued all of my Tetris pieces to the white square first and let it dry completely.
Here’s the finished onesie minus the cute baby!
For even more DIY Halloween Costume ideas, check out my board on DIY costume board on Pinterest!
Any other Tetris lovers out there? And what should Max and Mila be for Halloween this year? I’d love some ideas!