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'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!

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    nkohlheim

    4 years ago

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

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    charlieanderin

    5 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

    5 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

    6 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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    pfred2

    6 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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    pfred2scoochmaroo

    Reply 6 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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    Bosun Rick

    6 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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    scoochmarooBosun Rick

    Reply 6 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!