Bob’s Big Boy Halloween Costume

September 18, 2013

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

I’m really excited about making my first ever BOY costume! And it’s brought to you today by the Third Annual Handmade Costume Series from The Train to Crazy.

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I have a love of all things vintage and kitschy and have always had an appreciation for icons from eras past. I’ve never been to Bob’s Big Boy, but I think the little burger boy is precious. I always thought it would make an adorable costume for a little boy and now that I have one, I think he’s perfect!

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

He even has the hair flip perfected!

Forget about Bob’s burgers, I could eat him!

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

Bob’s Big Boy Halloween costume was a pretty easy to pull together! First I grabbed a onesie and did a freezer paper stencil for the letters. I could have appliqued it, too, I suppose.

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

Then I got out my favorite pants pattern. I took an inch out of the piece in the middle, and raised the top 2.5″ to make the pants tighter and taller.

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

Then it was basic pant construction.

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

For the straps, I cut them 3 rows wide with white on either side and stitched them together at a 1/4″ seam allowance. I sewed one end shut, cut the corner on an angle, then turned them.

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

Centering the back seam down the middle, it made the bottom seam perpendicular to the strap. Pushing the back side creates a perfect point on the front side!

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

Then I made buttonholes at the bottom in the points, attached the straps to the back of the pants, and sewed the buttons on.

His shoes (which I didn’t get a good picture of) are an oldie but goodie tutorial found here. They’re only 3m and 6m sizes. Jess at If Only They Would Nap has a free pattern for size 12-18m and I bet if you print off both, you could easily create a 12m size. 😉

Happy Halloween from me and my Big Boy! Please head over to The Train to Crazy and check out all the other amazing tutorials!

Sew Like My Mom | Bob's Big Boy Halloween Costume

My two other Halloween costume tutorials:

Rapunzel Tutorial

Strawberry Shortcake Tutorial

6 Responses to “Bob’s Big Boy Halloween Costume”

  1. Verna Grace said:

    Love the costumes, and your little Big Boy is so adorable.

  2. Andrea said:

    Oh my goodness! This is SO cute!!! Love it!

  3. Jess said:

    Oh my gosh this is adoooorable!!! We used to stop at big boy’s every time we visited my grandma when I was a kid. Loooove this! And thanks for the link love. 🙂

  4. Chad MacDonald said:

    Your big boy costume is adorable. WE will post this article and pictures on our blog and give you a shout out/post this on our facebook page if that is okay with you. It is very deserving of recognition for all your hard work and immense talent!

    Thank You – Bob’s Big Boy Burbank

  5. Alida said:

    This may be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

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