Mom-Made Poppitoppy Halloween Costume by Crystal Evans-Pradhan
Rather then grabbing whichever toddler animal costume they sold at the mall, Crystal Evans-Pradhan got creative and dressed her daughter Sophie as something she loves! After watching her play with B. toys “Poppitoppy” toy over the summer she realized it would be a fun object to turn into a costume – completely mommy-made! Crystal sews toys and cloth balls on Etsy, so making the balls was easy. She raided her pattern stash to see what she already had on had to work with. She found a dress to modify into the top, and she modified her ball pattern for the hat, mini balls and the dome. To make the ring around the bottom, she repurposed wire hangers into a hoop and took scrapes of piping from pillows she had made to round it out. Crystal says it was a fun project and Sophie loves her costume!
HOW TO MAKE THIS COSTUME
First, Crystal raided her pattern stash to see what she already had in the house to work with, before buying more! She found a dress that she modified into the top, then modified her ball pattern for the hat, the mini balls & the dome
Next, she went through my fabric scraps to use what she had in her stash before buying more! Then she hit up the remnants section at the store before selecting fabrics from the shelf!
To make the ring, she repurposed wire hangers into a hoop, then took scraps of piping from pillows she made to make it more round! Instead of buying a special foot to sew the vinyl, she realized she could use the one she had by putting scotch tape on the bottom to help it slide through the machine!
When they are done with the costume, they can take out the balls and repurpose them to PLAY with!