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DIY Alvin & the Chipmunks Costume: Simon, Theodore & Dave Costume

Do you have the same problem as us?  When searching for a costume for all 4 Family Members, there are many times which I go bananas because both kids can’t agree on ANYTHING. This Halloween costume took a little convincing for Love, but she eventually agreed…  because I promised to make her an Ariel Costume as well.  The little one got 2 Halloween Costumes out of the deal… TWO!

For Halloween, Z wanted to be a Super Hero and Love wanted to be a Princess…  Which does not work for this Mama, because I need to have a Family Costume.  Alvin & the Chipmunks was a happy compromise and for Love, we adjusted her costume to have a glittered green and hot pink skirt for Theodore, I wore the blue Simon Shirt, while hubby rocked the “Dave” sweater vest.  This is quite possibly the EASIEST costume I have ever designed and created for the family.  You can do it yourself too, I promise. If you are a little unsure about a glue gun, bobby pins, and felt I’ll be more then happy to help you out with a link to purchase all 3 Alvin & the Chipmunk shirts, Chipmunk ears, & red Alvin hat with ears…  Just for you!

   

DIY Instructions for Simon, Theodore & Dave Costume for an Alvin & the Chipmunks Family costume.  You can not get much easier than this costume, I suggest digging through your closet before you go shopping.

Lily & Frog Materials:

  • Green Long Sleeve Adult T-Shirt (we bought a small Men’s)
  • Blue Long Sleeve Adult T-Shirt (we bought a small Men’s)
  • Dark Brown Felt
  • Light Brown Felt w a sticky side
  • Bobby Pins
  • Glue gun
  • Sweater vest, button down shirt, and slacks

Lily & Frog Instructions:

1. Green Shirt:  I purchased a bright green, long sleeve, Small Men’s T-Shirt from my shirt wholesaler.  Bright green, long sleeve, Small Men’s T-Shirt they are easy enough to find online from Target, Walmart, and more.  Love’s little arm’s were a way too short for the sleeves.  I measured from her shoulder to finger tips, measured and marked the length on her green shirt.  Then I cut and sewed a seam at this location.

2.  Blue Shirt: I purchased a bright blue, long sleeve, Extra Large Men’s T-Shirt from my shirt wholesaler.  Bright blue, long sleeve, Small Men’s T-Shirt they are easy enough to find online from Target, Walmart, and more.

      

3.  Chipmunk Ears:  Grab the dark brown felt and light brown felt with sticky side, red hat, and hot glue. I describe the light brown felt with sticky side because it will make your life amazingly easier, trust me.  I would suggest preparing your area to prevent damage from the glue gun; I just roll out parchment paper because the hot glue peels right off, but newspaper is perfect as well.

From the dark brown felt cut 2 a HALF OVAL shapes.  From the light brown felt cut 2 HALF OVAL shapes, which are slightly skinnier then the dark brown, as pictured below.  Pull back the paper backing of the light brown felt with a sticky side, positioning it centered and slightly above the flat bottom of the dark brown half ovals.  Repeat this 2 times, one for each ear, as pictured below (I have 4 pictured because I was making 6 total).

      

To create the cursed and open Chipmunk Ear, pinch and fold the flat bottom edge of the oval together, as pictured below, creating a ice cream cone shape.  Place a line of glue along the seam you just created (watch your fingers, it will be HOT). To flip the ear up and open, I placed a tiny dot of glue deep in the ice cream cone shape and pinched the cone at the point from the outside.  Somehow, this flipped the ear open, creating an ear which didn’t flip down or closed.

            

Glue the ears to Bobby Pins (hair pins).  Pin the bobby pin onto the parchment paper (as though putting it into hair).  Place a line of hot glue along the seam of hot glue already on the felt ears and place the felt ear onto the bobby pin (on the parchment paper) along the seam of the ear.  You want the open side of the ear to face the fold of the bobby pin …  Takes 3 seconds!

4.  Dave Costume: Check your closet for a white button shirt, sweater vest, and slacks…  that’s it!  If you do not have this clothing in the closet, check out the thrift shops, online sales, or borrow from friends.  Yes, Hubby has a beard. Yes, we know Dave does not have a beard. No, we didn’t want to shave his beard 🙂

And there is your Troublemaker Alvin!  Now, that was an easy, bright, and successful Alvin & the Chipmunks costume…  Alvin is just as easy, try it out for yourself!

                     

I L-O-V-E this costume…  We make one adorable Alvin & The Chipmunks Family!

Don’t forget…  This is quite possibly the EASIEST costume I have ever designed and created for the family.  You can do it yourself too, I promise. If you are a little unsure about a glue gun, bobby pins, and felt I’ll be more then happy to help you out with a link to purchase all 3 Alvin & the Chipmunk shirts, Chipmunk ears, & red Alvin hat with ears…  Just for you!

As a Side Note:  Many, Many of the costumes we have created are also available in a DIY Kit in our online shop at www.lilyandfrog.com.  Happy Halloween Shopping!


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DIY Alvin & the Chipmunks Costume: Alvin Costume

Do you have the same problem as us?  When searching for a costume for all 4 Family Members, there are many times which I go bananas because both kids can’t agree on ANYTHING. This Halloween costume took a little convincing for Love, but she eventually agreed…  because I promised to make her an Ariel Costume as well.  The little one got 2 Halloween Costumes out of the deal… TWO!

For Halloween, Z wanted to be a Super Hero and Love wanted to be a Princess…  Which does not work for this Mama, because I need to have a Family Costume.  Alvin & the Chipmunks was a happy compromise and for Love, we adjusted her costume to have a glittered green and hot pink skirt for Theodore, I wore the blue Simon Shirt, while hubby rocked the “Dave” sweater vest.  This is quite possibly the EASIEST costume I have ever designed and created for the family.  You can do it yourself too, I promise. If you are a little unsure about a glue gun, bobby pins, and felt I’ll be more then happy to help you out with a link to purchase all 3 Alvin & the Chipmunk shirts, Chipmunk ears, & red Alvin hat with ears…  Just for you!

   

DIY Instructions for Alvin Costume…

Z truly enjoyed being the troublemaker Alvin, and creating his costume was a cinch as well!

Lily & Frog Materials:

  • Red Long Sleeve Adult T-Shirt (we bought a small Men’s)
  • Red baseball hat
  • Yellow Heat Transfer Vinyl (or you can use fabric paint)
  • Dark Brown Felt
  • Light Brown Felt w a sticky side
  • Glue gun

Lily & Frog Instructions:

1. Red Shirt:  I purchased a bright red, long sleeve, Small Men’s T-Shirt from my shirt wholesaler.  Bright red, long sleeve, Small Men’s T-Shirt they are easy enough to find online from Target, Walmart, and more.  To create the “A” for Alvin, I used my trusty cutting system to design and create a giant, tall “A” measuring 11.5″ x 16.75″ from bright yellow Heat Transfer Vinyl. I used my heat press to adhere the yellow “A” to the bright red, long sleeve, Small Men’s T-Shirt, the same why I design and create t-shirts.  If you do not have a handy-dandy Heat Press, you can also use a very hot iron with a LOT of pressure (before I had a heat press, I would sit on my iron, lol).  If you use Heat Transfer Vinyl, please follow the manufacturer instructions regarding heat temperature and pressure needed.

You can also create the giant, tall “A” from fabric paint or fabric markers. They are able to be purchased at your local fabric or craft store, and easily found online – Perfect for an Amazon Prime purchase.

  

2. Red Hat with Chipmunk Ears:  Grab the dark brown felt and light brown felt with sticky side, red hat, and hot glue. I describe the light brown felt with sticky side because it will make your life amazingly easier, trust me.  I would suggest preparing your area to prevent damage from the glue gun; I just roll out parchment paper because the hot glue peels right off, but newspaper is perfect as well.

From the dark brown felt cut 2 a HALF OVAL shapes.  From the light brown felt cut 2 HALF OVAL shapes, which are slightly skinnier then the dark brown, as pictured below.  Pull back the paper backing of the light brown felt with a sticky side, positioning it centered and slightly above the flat bottom of the dark brown half ovals.  Repeat this 2 times, one for each ear, as pictured below (I have 4 pictured because I was making 6 total).

      

To create the cursed and open Chipmunk Ear, pinch and fold the flat bottom edge of the oval together, as pictured below, creating a ice cream cone shape.  Place a line of glue along the seam you just created (watch your fingers, it will be HOT). To flip the ear up and open, I placed a tiny dot of glue deep in the ice cream cone shape and pinched the cone at the point from the outside.  Somehow, this flipped the ear open, creating an ear which didn’t flip down or closed.

            

Glue the ears to the hat with hot glue.  Place a line of hot glue along the seam of hot glue already on the felt ears and place on hat where you would like…  Takes 3 seconds!

And there is your Troublemaker Alvin!  Now, that was an easy, bright, and successful Alvin & the Chipmunks costume…  Simon, Theodore & Dave are even easier, try it out for yourself!

                     

I L-O-V-E this costume…  We make one adorable Alvin & The Chipmunks Family!

Don’t forget…  This is quite possibly the EASIEST costume I have ever designed and created for the family.  You can do it yourself too, I promise. If you are a little unsure about a glue gun, bobby pins, and felt I’ll be more then happy to help you out with a link to purchase all 3 Alvin & the Chipmunk shirts, Chipmunk ears, & red Alvin hat with ears…  Just for you!

As a Side Note:  Many, Many of the costumes we have created are also available in a DIY Kit in our online shop at www.lilyandfrog.com.  Happy Halloween Shopping!


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Grandma’s Keepsake Blanket

We are glad you decided to learn more about our Keepsake Blanket designs.  Clothing holds some of our most precious, special, and heartfelt memories; from the day our child was carried home from the hospital, the time they made the winning goal, landed their first back handspring, learned to swim, the first time their eyes met with Mickey Mouse…  or the day they walked down the aisle at graduation.

Each of the items too small for a 9×9 squares design are backed with fabric from Mom & Dad; every piece in this blanket holds a special place in the family’s heart.  Each 9×9 square of clothing is 100% different from the one next to it…

The back of the blanket is lined in dark navy warm and cozy Blizzard Fleece.

        

Each of Lily & Frog T-Shirt Blanket is entirely custom-designed, they cannot be duplicated exactly.  I will be happy to discuss with you a blanket which works best for your recipient while maintaining a classic quilted design, finished off with a sprinkle of Lily & Frog flair!

How to place an order: Visit our Shop or contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.  If a product above is not shown in our shop, please contact Elizabeth directly for a custom order.

Visit our Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Li


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Boy’s Favorite Outfits in ONE Keepsake Blanket

We are glad you decided to learn more about our Keepsake Blanket designs.  Clothing holds some of our most precious, special, and heartfelt memories; from the day our child was carried home from the hospital, the time they made the winning goal, landed their first back handspring, learned to swim, the first time their eyes met with Mickey Mouse…  or the day they walked down the aisle at graduation.

Each of the items too small for a 9×9 squares design are backed with fabric from Mom & Dad; every piece in this blanket holds a special place in the family’s heart.  Each 9×9 square of clothing is 100% different from the one next to it…

The back of the blanket is lined in dark navy warm and cozy Blizzard Fleece.

Each of Lily & Frog T-Shirt Blanket is entirely custom-designed, they cannot be duplicated exactly.  I will be happy to discuss with you a blanket which works best for your recipient while maintaining a classic quilted design, finished off with a sprinkle of Lily & Frog flair!

        

How to place an order: Visit our Shop or contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.  If a product above is not shown in our shop, please contact Elizabeth directly for a custom order.

Visit our Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Li


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Soccer Player’s Keepsake Blanket

We are glad you decided to learn more about our Keepsake Blanket designs.  Clothing holds some of our most precious, special, and heartfelt memories; from the day our child was carried home from the hospital, the time they made the winning goal, landed their first back handspring, learned to swim, the first time their eyes met with Mickey Mouse…  or the day they walked down the aisle at graduation.

Each of the items too small for a 9×9 squares design are backed with fabric from Mom & Dad; every piece in this blanket holds a special place in the family’s heart.  Each 9×9 square of clothing is 100% different from the one next to it…

The back of the blanket is lined in dark navy warm and cozy Blizzard Fleece.

    

Each of Lily & Frog T-Shirt Blanket is entirely custom-designed, they cannot be duplicated exactly.  I will be happy to discuss with you a blanket which works best for your recipient while maintaining a classic quilted design, finished off with a sprinkle of Lily & Frog flair!

How to place an order: Visit our Shop or contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.  If a product above is not shown in our shop, please contact Elizabeth directly for a custom order.

Visit our Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Li


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Family Camping Keepsake Blanket

We are glad you decided to learn more about our Keepsake Blanket designs.  Clothing holds some of our most precious, special, and heartfelt memories; from the day our child was carried home from the hospital, the time they made the winning goal, landed their first back handspring, learned to swim, the first time their eyes met with Mickey Mouse…  or the day they walked down the aisle at graduation.

Each of the items too small for a 9×9 squares design are backed with fabric from Mom & Dad; every piece in this blanket holds a special place in the family’s heart.  Each 9×9 square of clothing is 100% different from the one next to it…

The back of the blanket is lined in dark navy warm and cozy Blizzard Fleece.

   

Each of Lily & Frog T-Shirt Blanket is entirely custom-designed, they cannot be duplicated exactly.  I will be happy to discuss with you a blanket which works best for your recipient while maintaining a classic quilted design, finished off with a sprinkle of Lily & Frog flair!

How to place an order: Visit our Shop or contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.  If a product above is not shown in our shop, please contact Elizabeth directly for a custom order.

Visit our Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Li


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Grandma’s Keepsake Clothing Blanket

keepsake-clothing-blanket-2aWe are glad you decided to learn more about our Keepsake Blanket designs.  Clothing holds some of our most precious, special, and heartfelt memories; from the day our child was carried home from the hospital, the time they made the winning goal, landed their first back handspring, learned to swim, the first time their eyes met with Mickey Mouse…  or the day they walked down the aisle at graduation.

Each of the items too small for a 9×9 squares design are backed with fabric from Mom & Dad; every piece in this blanket holds a special place in the family’s heart.  Each 9×9 square of clothing is 100% different from the one next to it…

The back of the blanket is lined in dark navy warm and cozy Blizzard Fleece.

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Each of Lily & Frog T-Shirt Blanket is entirely custom-designed, they cannot be duplicated exactly.  I will be happy to discuss with you a blanket which works best for your recipient while maintaining a classic quilted design, finished off with a sprinkle of Lily & Frog flair!

How to place an order: Visit our Shop or contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.  If a product above is not shown in our shop, please contact Elizabeth directly for a custom order.

Visit our Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Lily & Frog directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.