Happy Halloween! Yes, I know it's a little late- but enjoy it. I was more than happy to transform my ol college roommates lil bundle of joy into my favorite creature from Futurama.....Nibbler!
Lucky there are plenty of Halloween patterns that exist for creature baby costumes, so I was able to adapt several store-bought patterns. The commercial patterns were also really helpful in making this the proper size, because I don't have much hands-on baby experience. The fabric I used for the fuzzy body was called 'ultra-cuddle' it was wonderfully soft, but created an obscene amount of lint and fuzz when cut. It made such a mess!
As you can see, lots of fuzz on the tan belly patch. I had to vacuum plenty when working on this. But it was worth it for the proper effect.
Eyeball! I took a ping pong ball, and drew on a pupil. I poked a few holes into the ping pong ball, and threaded through a piece of pipe cleaner.
I made a fabric tube, added some stuffing to make it stand up, and brought more pipe cleaner through the top of the headpiece.
I made the diaper, and attached it to the rest of the body.
As with most baby clothes, I added a row of snap tape to the inseam and crotch. There is also a velcro closure at center back.
Close up of the diaper.
The close up of the hands. I made extended 'paws' with some stuffing in it. I then made this bound additional opening for Shaun's hands to go through.
Finished costume! Yay Nibbler!