Baby Short Stack Pancake Costume
80+ blog buddies and I got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including Owen’s baby short stack pancake costume!
Is this not the most scrumptious short stack of pancakes you’ve ever seen?
I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring you guys tons of easy ideas to create DIY Halloween costumes for everyone, including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!
Why a short stack pancake costume? Because “short stack” is one of Brad’s nicknames for Owen. Plus who doesn’t love a baby dressed as one of America’s favorite breakfast foods?
I made this costume for less than $10– with coupons, of course. I purchased everything I didn’t already have (fleece, felt, ribbon) from JoAnn Fabric.
Here’s what you’ll need for your costume:
• 1/4 yard ivory fleece
• 1/4 yard light brown fleece
• 1 sheet yellow felt
• 1 sheet dark brown felt
• 1 piece of cardboard
• hot glue gun + glue
• circular shapes to size
Double up your fleece and trace your circular object.
The sizing of your circular objects depends on the size of your child. Since Owen is a newborn, I used a large Pyrex lid for the ivory fleece
I used a slightly smaller storage container for the light brown fleece.
Again, see how my fabric is doubled up?
You should trace two of each.
Pin them together and cut them out. The top circles act as your guides. Use the bottom circles for the costume because they won’t have marker marks on them.
To give the top pancake more structure, I cut out a piece of cardboard that was slightly smaller than the light brown fleece to fit in between the light brown fleece and ivory fleece.
I used hot glue to secure the two pieces of fleece together. No need to go bananas here or the glue might seep through.
For the bottom pancake I didn’t need structure since Owen would be laying on it so I didn’t use the cardboard.
I glued the two pieces together.
To design the syrup and butter, I traced the brown fleece container onto a piece of poster board. Then I sketched the syrup and butter so the size would be correct.
Then, I cut out the syrup, traced it onto the dark brown felt, and cut it out.
Next, I cut out the butter from the middle of the syrup template and traced it onto the yellow felt and cut it out.
Then, I glued the syrup onto the light brown fleece, followed by the butter.
I used Owen to size the space needed between the top pancake and bottom pancake.
I started by cutting two strips of ribbon. Then, I laid the bottom pancake down, put Owen on top, and set the top pancake on top of him. I attached the ribbon with pins to mark where I needed to hot glue the ribbon to the pancakes.
Finally, I hot glued the ribbons into place. But before that, to keep the ribbon from fraying, I used this handy trick.
Breakfast is served!
I cranked the white noise for this photo shoot, which is why Owen looks like he’s about the pass out while laying in a giant platter. White noise is his baby crack.
And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP!
Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!
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What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?! Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it! Also, follow the Handmade Halloween Costume board on Pinterest!
Love all the costume ideas!! Cutest short stack!
ADORABLE!!! You two should BREED pancakes…such a CUTIE…just want to eat…him…up (that’s a family saying so I hope that’s not too freaky…lol)!
Hahaa! Breed pancakes. I love it.
What an adorable little one ya got there. Those are some tasty looking pancake toes! Aww! I hope you guys are having a great Friday!
What a super sweet! Short stack! Way to be awesome Baby Owen!
He gets it from his momma. 😉
Oh my gosh! That has to be the cutest baby costume that I have ever seen!
Thank you! I completely agree.
SO stinkin’ adorable AND clever!! Pinning!
Thanks so much!
Owen and this costume are both adorably cute! I LOVE that you put him on a plate.