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
- scissors
- 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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    22 Discussions


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    yes but what would happen if Snorlax accidentally sat on Picachu, now that i would pay to see. =]


    10 years ago on Introduction

    yay, now i can express my love for snorlax :D thanks so much :)


    10 years ago on Step 7

    My mom made a tummy cutout of white material some years ago that was sewn to a golden-yellowish sweatshirt as part of a "Simba" costume I wore for school, and I used the same cutout my freshman year in college four years ago that I had safety-pinned (from the inside) to a darker tannish-gold one to be Tenderheart of the Carebears. I wish I had known how to maker ears though - those are cool! Although, I did have this chincy golden bear mask I got from a dollar store that was relative the same color and there were already ears on it, so I just had like a fathead with my hood pulled up. Still, if I ever do it again, I know how to make it, now! Thanks! I would highly suggest the safety-pins though for anyone who doesn't want to keep the costume long - that way you can undo it and use the hoodie for normal wear (mine was actually a zip-up, so I had to cover that, but it was just as effective, really).


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Nice intructable! But a but absurd for me, the swedish word for snot is "snor" and the "lax" means salmon. Snot-salmon? Doesnt sound so tasty :D

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    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! I'm sure I'll remember that bit of Swedish language trivia, too, as it's quite amusing.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Hi I'm from Ecuador. Your instructable is very funny! LOL!!!!