Monday, October 24, 2011

Stella's Cookie Monster Costume

This post has nothing to do with design, besides the fact that this little Cookie Monster looks really cute walking around my house! I had a couple of people ask for instructions on how the costume was made.  Then, my friend Kelli at The Turquoise Piano suggested that I post and link up Stella's costume, so here it is! My sewing skills are quite pathetic, and I don't own a sewing machine, so this is an easy project. I got the idea over a year ago from some similar costumes I saw on Etsy.  I wanted to wait until this year, because Stella couldn't walk last year, and the costume would have been a disaster on a crawler!  Plus, she is obsessed with Sesame Street, so it was extra fun that she enjoyed being Cookie!

I used about 3 yards of tulle and 1/2 yard of matching fabric for the lining. My SIL Emily sewed the tulle onto the lining for me (three layers of tulle). We also used elastic across the chest. The lining is just a simple a-line shape. The costume hits Stella about mid-calf.

The head piece is part of a feather boa hot glued to a thick headband (hot glueing is really my strength)! The eyes are styrofoam balls and buttons, again, hot glued onto the headband. The cookie bracelet is two round pieces of felt stuffed with batting and hand stitched around the edge. I used a darker thread, because I wanted the stitching to show. The chocolate chips are mini pom poms hot glued onto the felt. I then glued the entire cookie onto ribbon. The ribbon was just tied around Stella's wrist.

The straps are grosgrain ribbon. I stitched the ribbon to the front of the main piece making sure they were close enough together that they wouldn't slip off of Stella's shoulders. I sewed two metal clasps (a loop and a hook clasp) in the back of the costume, and their counterparts on the two pieces of ribbon.  I hand stitched more of the feather boa across the top of the dress.

This is not the greatest picture of the bag, but I wasn't planning on doing a tutorial.  You might have to use your imagination a little! I bought the bag (in a three pack) from Hobby Lobby. I cut out a felt circle using the same felt as the cookie bracelet and glued it onto the bag. Again, I glued pom poms for chocolate chips. For the stitching, I drew them on with a fine-tip Sharpie marker. I also wrote, "Me Want Cookie" around the perimeter of the cookie.

See, I told you it was easy! Here's a list of where I'm linking, check them out:


  1. I would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  2. This is adorable!!! I love it! I found you from Sweet Little Gals. Your little girl is so cute in that cute costume!


  4. It is the cutest cookie monster costume ever. I love how girlie it is. She can dance and twirl AND be cookie monster. love it!

  5. So adorable!!! She makes the consume look very cute too! Nice idea!

    I'm visiting from Today's creative blog hop.

  6. I'm so glad you linked up because I think this is SUCH a great costume! I'm pinning it. That's how much I like it! And if you see Morgan in one next year, well, just be flattered.

  7. this caught my eye on today's creative blog link up. this is just way too adorable!!!

  8. Too darn cute. I wanted to stop by and thank you for linking this up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful and to let you know that I am featuring you this week.

  9. SO dang cute, I featured in this week's party!

  10. Just lovely idea! I might try it this year! Thank you for sharing

  11. Hi. I'm really impressed with your work. Your daughter looks gorgeous. I have a question. What's the color of the tule, more like royal blue? I would be gratefu for your help. Greetings from Poland :)

    1. Thanks, Nitka! The tulle is more of an azure than a royal blue. I actually just started with the fur boa, and then matched the tulle to that.


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