Introduction: Care Bear Coat
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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