Step 1: SUPPLIES:
1 Large Christmas ornament ball, plastic
drill & drill bit
small plastic product cap. I used the measuring cup from Nyquil
hot glue gun & hot glue
black spray paint
FOR THE COSTUME:
red, white and black yarn
I used a knitting machine, but can be made with needles
Step 2: KNITTING MACHINE:
The weather for Halloween in Wisconsin is always a mystery. It could be in the 70's or snowing to anything in between. I decided on a nice warm sweater for this costume. No winter coat necessary.
I purchased this machine, Ultimate Sweater Machine by Bond, from Ebay and it's great for knitting large squares. I needed some new parts and found out that Bond is still making this machine and selling replacement parts.
The sweater has four sections: The front, the back and two sleeves. It is a basic T shape with drop-shoulder sleeves.
I took photos of the knitting process. This machine is very easy to use and there are You Tube videos on its operation. The front and back are made with the same number of stitches and rows and the sleeves are are smaller but made with the same number of stitches and rows.
PUTTING IT TOGETHER:
First sew the front and back together by placing the right sides together and stitching the shoulder seams, leaving enough room for your head to fit through the center. There is a photo of this.
Next, sew the sleeve on and then stitch the whole thing up.