Introduction: Pokéfan Costume: Snorlax
This fairly simple Snorlax costume is great for Halloween or any day you want to show your love of that big, sleepy Pokémon.
Step 1: Gather Materials
You will need:
- a hooded sweatshirt with a kangaroo pocket (either in Snorlax green or a dyeable color/matierial)
- dark green dye (if your sweatshirt is not this color to begin with)
- tan fabric
- needle and thread
- a sewing machine (optional, to expedite the 6th step)
- a CD
- something to mark on the sweatshirt
Step 2: Remove the Pocket
You will be using the kangaroo pocket as material for the ears. Remove the stitching on the top and sides with a seam ripper, then cut across the bottom. Ripping the bottom seam may also remove the band around the bottom of the sweatshirt depending on the construction, so don't do that.
Step 3: Make the Ears
Fold the kangaroo pocket in half and trace a CD onto it, making a dot in the middle. Cut through both layers of fabric so you have two circles. I cut a slit to the center to size up the ears, but you'll probably be fine folding each circle in half and sewing a line from the center at about a 45-degree angle. Trim the excess and cut small slits about an inch apart around the base of each ear to make them easier to sew onto the hood.
Step 4: Sew the Ears on the Hood
Warning: This is the most tedious step in the whole process.
First, you might want to have the wearer of the Snorlax costume put on the sweatshirt so you can mark approximately where the ears should be (or you could just judge where to put them by these pictures). Next, draw circles where the bases of the ears will connect; it makes a handy guide when sewing. Try to make them about equal to the size of the ears with the flaps folded under. Now sew the ears on a flap at a time, keeping the flaps tucked under and using the circles as a guide.
Step 5: Dye the Sweatshirt
Dye the sweatshirt according to the directions on the box/bottle/packet of dye you purchased. Note that most brands recommend you wash the fabric before dyeing it.
Step 6: Make the Belly Tan
This part of the sewing is a lot easier than putting the ears on the hood! Fold your tan fabric in half and place it on the sweatshirt. Draw half of the belly patch on the fabric (make sure you've got the fold in the center) and cut. Pin the patch in place and sew. (Note: This goes a lot faster if you've got a sewing machine.)
Step 7: Look Cute
Congrats! You've made a Snorlax costume! In the spirit of things, you (or the person you made it for) should now put it on, sprawl out, and take a long nap.
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