Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Monster Hoodies

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 Here is what my boys and I came up with. My boys and I made

Here is what you'll need for this project:
A Hoodie - recycled is best, but I bought ours at Walmart for $10 each
Felt - we used black, white, red and green - .25 cents a sheet at Walmart
Fabric Glue - we used "Aleene's super fabric glue"
sewing machine is optional if you want to have a super secure hold
(if you want to make matching gloves, grab some of those too)

 Here is the video we used as inspiration:

As much as we loved "Thread Bangers" version of a monster hoodie, we changed up the eyes, added a tongue and Owie (my 6 year old) said he just needed spikes down his back.

We also sewed our parts down after my boys glued them where they wanted them. I know this step may not be needed, I know my kids... this hoodie will be worn and loved and need to be washed. :) I knew it would be much more likely to come out of the washer in one piece if the parts were sewn down.

We tried to match the thread colors up with the felt pieces, except for the teeth row, for this layer we matched thread with the hoodie color.

To help the spikes stand on their own, we sewed them together down the points.

Here is the finished hoodie for my oldest son, Bryce. He is nine. The tongue on his monster is snake-like and he wanted a more "furious" monster so he picked red for his eyes.

I love the little shine we added to the monster's eyes. :)

See how the spikes stand up? Both of the boys settled on three body spikes and two head spikes.

Here is Owie's (my 6 year old) monster. He chose green eyes - to match his own eye color. I love that he chose red for his spikes, they really show up against the gray hoodie.

You can see how his eye shape is different than Bryce's. His tongue is wider too but they both wanted them forked.

Here you can see the stitching lines. A very special "thank you" to my sister who helped out with the sewing! I now have a special order to make a monster hoodie for my nephew! :)

I love that my boys love these hoodies enough to NOT save them for Halloween. :)

And here are my little monsters... making their brand new monster personas wrestle! :)

We also made matching monster gloves... what's a monster without claws? We cut more spikes and added some claws - attached everything with fabric glue. Let it dry and you are good to go.

Here is Bryce's monster hands (hiding behind my handmade gravestones in the front yard).

Here are Owen's gloves... be sure to match your spike color to your Monster Hoodie. Owen suggested we add the claws using those el-cheep-o acrylic nails but I didn't want sharp nails if they are planning to wear these to school.

And here are his gloves... the gravestone says "Here lies the invisible man... I think!"

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Gail said...

Cheryl - what clever ideas! Those sweatshirts are so cool! I know those young men are so enjoying wearing them! Have a great week and thanks for the hop - Gail

Gail said...

Oops I forgot to leave the email address - sorry about that - - have a great week! Gail

Robin said...

What a great idea!


Amanda said...

that's so cool! i'll have 2 try this w/ my 2 boys(ages 4 & 7!) thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristi said...

Saw these in my email the other day! What fun!
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