Intro: 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's 200th 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!