Care Bear Coat

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Introduction: Care Bear Coat

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The Care Bear Coat is the coat that hugs you back!  You just can't be blue when you've got a passel of Care Bears swarming you.  Plus I can truly show I Care-a-lot while Battling the Freeze Machine.


Back when I made the Baby Care Bear Costume, I also began collecting smaller Care Bears to one day assemble into a jacket.  It took four lots from eBay and two different understructures to pull together (Care Bears are deceptively heavy when gathered en masse!), but I was finally able to realize my dream and present to you, dear audience, the Care Bear Coat. 

The coat uses 45 Care Bears (from 6"-8" in size), and easily weighs 12 pounds.  I made a stuffed rainbow collar to finish the look and planted a few plush clouds along the collar to add a little extra cuteness (which it was clearly lacking, right?)  I pinned the Care Bears to the coat and sewed them in place from the inside.  

So, ok, you might ask "why?"  "Why, Scooch, why."  The only answer I have is because I had to.  I just did.  And I've learned by now that when the creative voices start speaking, it's best to just listen to them and get out of their way.  

Besides, it's200th Instructable.  I can do what I want! 

Where will I wear it?   No idea.  Somewhere, some day when I feel like I need to receive a lot of hugs from strangers and children.  Did I mention two of the bears talk? 

And if nothing else, I bet it would be a big hit at Burning Man!

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    55 Comments

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    nkohlheim
    nkohlheim

    6 years ago

    you better get some rights for this! looks like some Jeremy Scott stuff. very awesome :D

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    charlieanderin
    charlieanderin

    7 years ago

    I wore that and my four year old little sisters started acusing me of murdering care bears my mom couldn't stop laughing

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    iceng
    iceng

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Your getup would show super well at the Burning Man.
    See some desert costumes in The Secret of Soot.
    A Burning man ible that I shamelessly toot
    Bear Coat & your winning ibles, I'm a longtime fan..

    saw this in the newspaper a few days back..
    https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FS5/SK8X/H4VQDC67/FS5SK8XH4VQDC67.THUMB.jpg

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    Dartssnake
    Dartssnake

    8 years ago on Introduction

    These are the first thing I thought of...

    Flea's (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Muppet Skin Pants...

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Dang, 200th ible - I've got to get my behind back into gear!

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    milkywaybar
    milkywaybar

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Me Too! (I have a lot of work ahead of me, though!)

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    pfred2
    pfred2

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I find this extremely disturbing. You don't happen to have a necklace made out of ears do you?

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    pfred2
    pfred2

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    The necklace made out of ears comment is an obscure reference to a B movie one of my screen heroes is in:

    Universal Soldier

    Dolph Lundgren has a necklace of ears made out of his victims in it, which at one point he shakes, and says, "I'm all ears ..." I think it was supposed to be creepy, but it was very campy too!

    Aww so cute I don't have this many care bears but is it possible to make a curtin out of these things?

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    wanna beco
    wanna beco

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Is anyone else feeling weird about this, I suddenly find care bears very sexy!

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    Bosun Rick
    Bosun Rick

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I know it would be a hassle, but can you 'gut' the carebears & re-stuff with tiny (smaller than a BB) styrofoam balls? I thinking scraping them off a piece of styro insulation & pack them inside the bears bodies? I think you'd reduce the weight of the coat by an easy 75%

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    scoochmaroo
    scoochmaroo

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I did begin by gutting the bears, thinking I would use just the pelts. But that looked really weird. And the process of gutting them is surprisingly intense. These bears are seriously engineered!