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This year we were a Nuclear Family for Halloween, with our 4-month-old daughter Corvidae dressed up as a 3-armed happy mutant.While we wanted to be subtle, this was ...
As with many superheroes, Corvidae's mutation is the result of irradiation. in this case, both of her parents take serious rads on a regular basis - Eric as ...
To clothe your adorable 3-armed mutant, you'll need duplicate outfits, as few baby clothes are sold with an extra sleeve. Choose highly-patterned clothing for best results.
A similarly-sized doll can be useful in sizing the costume for your 3-armed baby. We'll use one of its arms to mock up the outfit, though of course ...
Cut the doll's arm off at the shoulder, leaving as much extra material as possible. Test against the sleeve of your outfit - the arm should be long ...
Cut the sleeve from your sacrificial outfit, again leaving extra material arund the shoulder region to accommodate future sewing.Test your doll arm inside the sleeve - is it ...
Use a seam ripper to open the seam directly below the existing arm hole in your final outfit, extending the hole just far enough to fit your third ...
Of course she's happy - she finally has a custom pantsuit, specially fitted to accommodate her third arm! Be careful, though - with three arms vs. your two, ...
With five flailing limbs, this may prove difficult! Be sure to secure all three arms underneath the shoulder straps.
Take you happy mutant out on the town!Most people were completely oblivious. When people smiled at Corvidae, I waved her third arm back at them - everyone smiled ...
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