What do you do with a baby-sized Care Bear?

You skin it and make a baby-sized Care Bear Skin Coat, obviously!

Whether you use this as a costume or as instant toy store camoflauge, you're going to get more than a couple looks for this upcycled toy!

Step 1: Get a Bear and Gut It

Find a bear that is approximately the size of your baby.

Gut it.

I decided that I wanted to put the zipper around the belly instead of straight down through it.  So I opened the bear under the chin and unstuffed it from there.

I know the baby is wearing a red bow in the second feature picture, but it adds to the adorable factor that it looks like the Care Bear has bloody fangs-! ^^
It IS&nbsp;bloody fangs!!<br />
<p>So cute, my 6 month old would look adorable in this</p>
<p>Oh my god.. That is so awesome. :D</p>
<p>This is awesome and cute!</p><p>But are those fangs?</p>
Having just constructed this, using Funshine bear procured on eBay, a few tips: <br> <br>- Buy really big cable ties. Only takes 4 to get the super structure in there. I used a combination of sewing and glue gun to secure them. <br>- Instead of stuffing, use packing balloons from your latest diapers.com delivery to fill the head. Really lightweight! <br>- If you are pressed for time, skip the lining, and just make sure your little one is wearing long sleeves. <br>- Seal the bag of Care Bear guts, lest your dog wrestle the bag open and shower your floor with polyfill. <br> <br>
This is the most adorable instructable I have ever seen. Happy trick-r-treating!
I just remembered years ago when Starwars came out we dressed as characters, took a week. I was 3PO with R2D2, wife was Princess Leah, teenage son Luke, other three boys including the 1 year old were Jawas. Sorry no pictures, but it was fun going door to door. Thanks for bringing the memories back and sharing.
Oh my gosh this instructable is awesome and the baby even more so ... I was giggling with every photo! ^_^
That is very very cute
great Idea. So funny kid ;) http://www.cigs4girls.net/
i wish i had a baby just so that i could make this costume. i think it is probably the most adorable thing I've seen in my entire life.
I'm off to make a baby right now! <br>You know, so I can make a costume for it. <br> <br>Seriously, great idea.
omg its so CUTE!!!!
That baby is SO cute! Absolutely a cutie!! The costume just makes it EVEN cuter!
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aww soo cute if you don't add the fangs it would look cute as a button! :)
Where did you find the care bear that you used?
THIS IS ADORABLE!<br>you've made my day :D
omg that's so cute, great instructable i wish we had thought of that while one of our three kids was that age. Would be a great Karnavals-costum.
This is the most adorable thing and you worked so hard on it<br>I am saving it till i have grand babies!
OMNOMNOM! (in the first pic the bear is eating the baby)
It came out perfectly! Thanks again!
genius! About how old/big is your baby? I love this idea
What a nice costume,, adorable baby thanks for the instructable
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Oh my gosh, I am SO GRATEFUL to you right this second. I have this huge tomato head I am making for my son's costume and I didn't want it to be too heavy. You have just saved me.
This is adorable! I would love to make this (someday)!
LoL, it looks like a care bear ate your baby!!! XD
&nbsp;So. Cute!!
Haha yea, Step one photo is awesome
Saw your baby on 'babies making faces' - so cute!<br />
OMG this is the cutest costume project I've ever seen!!! And your baby is SO adorable!!!<br />
That is just SOOO cute and wonderful! Now all I need is to get good at sewing! Very sweet baby too.<br />
&nbsp;your baby is unbearably cute.<br /> <br /> pun not intended.
Now, if only I could find a 6 foot tall Carebear doll.<br />
Indeed.&nbsp; <br /> I'm planning on a coat for myself that uses up all of the tiny care bears.<br /> But maybe we need to come up with a pattern for the adult version of this!<br /> We should get seamster in on this too.&nbsp; Right up his alley.<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Back in high school I made a pair of pants out of stuffed animals (ala Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers).&nbsp; As far as the bear costume, you've inspired me and I've gotten some great ideas.&nbsp; If any of them actually pan out you can bet you'll be seeing them here!&nbsp; (Halloween Contest here I come)<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mike<br />
This is so awesome. I think picture #5 is my favorite.<br /> <div id="refHTML">&nbsp;</div>
Yeah!&nbsp;&nbsp;She's sooooo expressive.&nbsp; I&nbsp;can make up an inner dialogue for every one of these photos.<br />
I&nbsp;like picture #3 too where she's looking wryly at the camera.<br />
And now she's just bleeding...way to make it more morbid :)<br /> <div id="refHTML">&nbsp;</div>
ROFL. I love the little bear crying next to the bag of &quot;Care Bear Guts.&quot; While this ends up a very cute project, it is in fact very morbid.<br /> <div id="refHTML">&nbsp;</div>
That is horrifyingly cute...I can't look away...Its cute now but I wonder what the child will say in fifteen years?<br />
It's always good to have blackmail material for a teenager.<br />
We're collecting <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Happy-Mutant-3-Armed-Baby-Costume/">quite a bit</a>. ;)<br />
I&nbsp;did this for my son Nathaniel with a regular teddy bear for Halloween 2007. I&nbsp;was a &quot;baby&quot;&nbsp;and he was my teddy bear.
That sounds awesome.&nbsp; Please post pictures!<br />

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