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The Caterpillar

Contest Photo by: AmandaLuckyPerry
Conway, AR
Category: Creative Creatures

Brief Description:

My son Gavin loved the new Alice and Wonderland and decided he wanted to be the caterpillar on the mushroom this year. I could not find one anywhere and so I decided I would make my own!

Materials:

Crushed velvet fabric and metallic fabric were used for the arms and body, which was stuffed with some batting. I used a foam pool tube and coved a hula-hoop for the bottom of the mushroom and then covered the mushroom with some orange fur fabric with white dots. For the mushroom bottom I used white sweat pants. The entire costume cost less than $20.

Time to Create:

This costume took about 12 hours total to create.
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