The Wiggles Costume
Today is a fun post all about our family Wiggles halloween costume. Our son absolutely loves the Wiggles. So, naturally we just had to dress up as the Wiggles for halloween.
If you have not heard about them, they are a children’s musical group from Australia. We’ve been playing their music and watching their videos for quite some time now. They are such a great group to listen to and they have some catchy songs, actions, and dance for the kids to follow along. A few weeks ago, we went to the Wiggles show in Canada and our son just could not keep his excitement in. I personally think his favourite character is Captain Feathersword who he charmingly calls “ottoto” because he cannot say his name.
The Making of the Costume
The costume itself was not difficult to make. I was on the hunt for turtle necks and found some white ones sale for $15 at Mark’s Work Wearhouse. Unfortunately, there was only one available. So, I went shopping and found the other two available for $10 each at Giant Tiger and Carters.
I bought 3 colours of Rit Dye at Michaels. I was able to buy each colour for $4 each using the 40% off Michaels coupons. It took one evening to dye the shirts and the process was super simple. Add hot water, some salt and let it sit. I then rinsed shirts in cold water until the colour reduced its bleeding, popped each one individually into the washing machine and did a quick rinse and spin cycle.
For the stripes, I bought some ribbon from my local Lens Mill store and used Fuse Fabric glue which I found at Michael,s and glued them to our shirts. I also printed the Wiggles logo using my Canon printer and used the fabric glue again to attach them onto the shirts. I found the glue was great for adhesion to the cotton material. The ribbons never came off our shirts. The negative is that it was visible though the ribbon up close. This just meant that I had to be extra careful not to over do the glue.
Specifically for Emma, I sewed a yellow and black bow and attached to my hair using an elastic. I have a tutorial all about making bows which you can find here. For Emma’s skirt, I made a simple black circle skirt with some yellow tulle underneath. My popular circle skirt tutorial can be found here. I provide some easy instructions in that post to adjust the skirt for any size.
I loved making our costume this year! It has been a tradition for us to have matching family costumes and we hope to continue this as long as possible..until it becomes not so cool anymore haha!
Hope you all had a wonderful halloween. For the first time, our son understood that he was going from house to house asking for candy. He would not even let go of his little basket ha! We even let him have a small bag of chips when we got home. I may or may not have had one or two chocolate bars from his stash haha! I mean he should not be eating all that candy anyway right?