It’s my favorite time of the year – Halloween! And let’s face it: all of October is Halloween. Plus, since Pokemon has recently made a comeback, naturally I needed to dress Swatch up as Bulbasaur.
Fabrics & Materials Used:
- 1/2 yard Metal/Tile Blue Double-Faced Neoprene/Scuba Fabric
- 1/2 yard True Red/Classic Green Double-Faced Neoprene/Scuba Fabric
- 1/4 yard Tango Red/Alpine Green Double-Faced Neoprene/Scuba Fabric
- 1/2 yard 3/4″ Black Sticky Back Velcro
- 1 package 20 oz Fiber Filling
The pattern for the costume was fairly simple – the main body is an easy vest that closes with velcro up the front. The base was the tile blue neoprene, which was the perfect shade for Bulbasaur. His spots were made with a few inches of the alpine green. For the bulb, I cut 5 panels of the leaf shape you see above. The more narrow side would become the top.
The bulb was easily the best part to make! I loved the contrasting black lines created by the foam, so I chose to put my seam allowance on the right side.
Each panel was sewn, wrong sides together, from the very bottom until about 2 inches from the top. Before sewing the last panel shut, I threw in a little fiber fill (not too much though, since it’ll need to fit under the sewing machine one more time. The rest of the fill will go in through the top of the bulb.
Since Bulbasaur’s bulb isn’t completely shut up top, I kept Swatch’s open as well. A small circle of neoprene lies on top of the fiber fill, so none pops out!
It attaches to the vest with some more velcro, this way the vest can be easily removed for washing, but it could also be hand sewn into place. Some neoprene scraps and a bit of elastic made his ears – how adorable! What kind of Halloween costumes are you making for your pets this year?