Cheap and Easy DIY Baby Costume: Sushi Roll

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Hi there!

Thanks for all of the love for yesterday’s little Strawberry Costume! I am so happy with how it turned out, and excited that you love it too! As I said yesterday, I can’t believe it, but one of my favorite holidays is next week! Every year my mom would make us our Halloween costumes. It was great and she was amazing at it. I really want to keep this hand-made Halloween costume tradition alive now that I have a little one of my own. I had so many ideas for what I want Adaline to be, but quickly realized I only have a year or two before she will be telling me what she wants to be. I couldn’t decide on just one costume, so I opted to make a full weeks worth for your baby-viewing-pleasure!

My goal was for these costumes was to be inexpensive and easy to do- think no-sewing for $20 or less!  I had a million and one costumes I wanted to make for my little nugget, but settled on having a full weeks worth. For day #2 I present to you: BABY SUSHI ROLL I want to squish those fat legs while I chow down some sashimi now.. This costume might look a little intimidating, but trust me, you can do it! I started with a plain-old white onesie. This will act as the “rice” to your sushi. I went to Hobby Lobby and got my felt for 33 cents each sheet. You’ll need 1 cream color, 1 orange, 1 grass green, 1 lime green, 1 salmon and 1 black. Using a pencil I sketched the fish shape onto the cream felt. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be a work of art. Once I had the cream background cut out, I sketched the other fish parts onto the orange felt. I cut these out and used hot glue to attach them directly to the cream. Next I used the sheet of grass green felt to cut a zig-zag shape that will become the faux plastic grass that always comes with your sushi! Once I had the zig-zag shape, I trimmed three to four lines in each “peak”. Next using the black felt, cut out a long rectangle to mimic the seaweed on the sushi roll. Place your “fish” onto the center of your onesie. Using a small amount of hot glue (while the baby is NOT in it!) attach the fish. Next, line up the black rectangle to cross over your fish and end at the side seams of the onesie. Once it is trimmed and lined up, use the hot glue to attach. Now, line up the faux grass to the side seams and attach to the onesie. Lastly, I used the lime green and salmon colored felt to create the wasabi and ginger. Using the hot glue, I slowly balled up a small square of the flt in each color. I attached them to the black seaweed band on the sushi. They would also be really cute attached to a headband!

Well, that’s a wrap on this sushi costume…. pun intended. The total cost of this little gem was $3.98! Can you believe that! What costume is your little one going to wear this year? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Until Next Time,


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White Onesie: $1.98 each

Assorted Felt: $6.99 (6 sheets used out of 50 sheets)

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