Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bumblebee Girl Costume

I took advantage of our perfect fall weather yesterday by getting some photos of Susannah in her Halloween costume.  Presenting...


...and Bumble Bee Girl again.  This time from the back:


I dig the little antenna shadow - and yes - that's a stinger on her rear!  Let's highlight some of the details, shall we?  Pipe cleaners attached to a headband make a quirky and affordable pair of antenna and a crocheted cone shape makes for a non-threatening stinger.


Crocheted leg warmers add some extra stripes and the yarn pompoms add some, dare I say, whimsy to the whole ensemble.  The stripes on the shirt?  Well, those are strips of yellow felt sewn on with a zig zag stitch. 


I've been buzzzy making this bumblebee outfit for my little honey for quite some time now.  It's my first time attempting a homemade costume, and although I did bumble some aspects of it, I'm pleased with the final product.  I totally forgot to put her wings on her for the pictures, and that does sting a little because what's a bumblebee without wings?  She still seems to bee able to fly without them, though.




Hive gotta go comb the internet for some link parties at which to share this stripey get-up!

By the way, the official pun count for this post is 6.



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42 comments:

  1. It looks great! Really, most excellent overachiever Mom points on this one.

    (and I'm a sucker for puns)

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  2. So cute! You make me want to learn how to crochet!

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  3. She looks adorable! LOVE the leg warmers and the pom poms on the toes. I'm in big trouble... this month is sneaking right by me, and I've got a costume to make, too! Kudos for getting it done so early!

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  4. Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I received my first blogger award, and that I've passed it onto you 'cause I find your blog so creative. You can find the award and the rules here: http://littlebirdseeds.blogspot.com/p/my-firt-blogger-award.html
    Tana Cox
    Chillbabie at hotmail dot com

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  5. I love it! Cutie costumes are my favorite, and this is the cutest I've seen this year.

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  6. AWESOME! How cute....love the stinger. The whole outfit is adorable. She seems to be enjoying it too :)

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  7. That is the CUTEST costume!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

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  8. that is so cute! i absolutely love it!!!

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  9. love the stinger !!
    that is the cutest stinger I've ever seen

    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    I'm your new follower now :)

    Citra @ innocentia
    http://childhood-obsessions.blogspot.com

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  10. Love it! And you can tell she does too!

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  11. Too adorable for words! completely in fits over that stinger! LOVE IT!

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  12. This is super cute! Love all your little details too. Thanks for linking to Make It Fantabulous!

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  13. Cute costume!

    Submit it in my Handmade Halloween Costume Contest starting today - October 15th.

    Susan,
    http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
    Party and Entertaining Inspiration

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  14. That is un-bee-lievably adorable. I would love it if you would link this up to my Halloween Costume Party. http://corner--house.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-costume-party.html

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  15. Hi there! I am your newest follower!! I found you on the weekend linky! I love finding new blogs and your is lovely:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    This id soooooo adorable. I love the little stinger

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  16. Stinkin' Adorable! Love it!
    You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie party!
    Alliemakes.Blogspot.com

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  17. This is So cute! The stinger is PERFECT. LOL
    Thanks for linking up to Theme Party Thursday!

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  18. Cutest Bumblebee costume ever! Love it, and that stinger is darling. Great job! Jen

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  19. That's such a cute costume! Great job on the design.

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  20. That is an adorable costume! Come link up to my party memakingdo.blogspot.com

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  21. Love, love, love this. The whole costume is bee-utiful. (8) :)

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  22. THAT IS BEAUTIFUL! Love the costume! If you have a chance come link up @ Handmade Tuesdays www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  23. So Cute! You did a wonderful job, I love all of the cute details, especially the little tail.

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  24. So happy to see you at A Crafty Soiree! This is just darling! I am going to remember this for next year...my mom will need that long for a crochet request:) I love it and that it included long sleeves and a way to keep legs warm! It gets cold here in MI, so those are both two important things to consider! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing you next time too:)

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  25. This looks great! I'd love for you to come link this to my Halloween costume contest!

    Krista
    http://whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-costume-contest.html

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  26. That is so cute! I love the warmers. Great job.

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  27. Adorable!!! I have a little bee in my family too! We'd love for you to link up to our Homemade Halloween costume link party!
    http://www.sewmanymamas.com/2010/10/easy-halloween-costume.html

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  28. Thanks for linking up to the costume contest! This really is super cute! I'd love for you to come link up some of your great stuff to Weekend Wander. Starts tomorrow evening at 6pm and goes all weekend.

    Krista

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  29. LOVE this idea! Im your newest follower! Follow me at http://craftycierra.blogspot.com/
    If your interested in doing a swap with me, email me at cierralarsen@hotmail.com

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  30. so cute!I am so making this for my little one!!!

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  31. This is the cutest costume EVER!!!! Adorable! Why does my daughter always want to be a princess ... SIGH!

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  32. As we say in our house: Ador-y-able! I love the crochet stinger!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  33. I LOVE the stinger!! too cute!

    feel free to link it up to my HALLOWEEN COSTUME party going on now!!! there will be a prize for the top three costumes :)
    http://lovestitched.blogspot.com/2010/11/costume-linky-contest.html

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  34. Super cute! I love all of the crocheted accessories!

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  35. Hey Megan!
    I'm featuring this as one of the Making It With Allie Features this week! Come on by and grab a button!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  36. This is amazing! What a fantastic costume!

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