10/30/13

Costume Idea: Tina and Louise



Halloween is coming up and we decided to whip up another fun animated show inspired costume! This time, it's all about the Belcher sisters, Tina and Louise! If you have never seen an episode of Bob's Burgers you are missing out on some good stuff. It's a show about a family that owns a burger restaurant. Every character on this show has their own thing... The oldest sister Tina is going through her awkward preteen years dealing with confused emotions about butts and zombies and Louise is kind of an evil mastermind with a dose of sarcasm. They also have a brother named Gene who is weird but lovable and uses the keyboard to write his rhymes and record weird sounds. Don't get me started on the parents... just watch the show, its fun and everyone who works on it is really talented and I love it. Now check out how we put these looks together.


 We took an over-sized t-shirt and made a more fitted dress out of it by pinning and sewing on the marked lines with my measurements.


To make the hat we used the same pattern as the Fionna hat from this Finn's Hat Tutorial by re-sizing and changing the ears out with bunny shaped ones. Here's what you will need:
  • Finn's hat pattern (here)
  • Ear shape pattern (DOWNLOAD HERE)
  • Pink fleece fabric
  • Craft wire
1. Print the ear template and cut ears from the pink fleece. 2. Pair up the fleece, pin together, and sew. Flip right side out. 3. Bend wire into the ear shape (double up the wire for extra sturdiness). Attach a wire circle as a base by wrapping it to the ears. 4. Mark where you want your ears and stitch them the same way as the Finn hat. We placed the ears a little closer to the front and angled.

 We even made a menu for craft themed foods like on the show.

Happy Halloween everyone!
- monica & lisa

24 comments:

  1. Do you have the pattern for the bunny ears?

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    1. I just put the bunny ear pattern up! So so so sorry it took me a million years!

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  2. also, im having a little trouble understanding the line "attach a wire circle as a base by wrapping it to the ears" where do the circles go? are they up against your head/wouldn't they get caught in your hair?? sorry D:

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    1. Sorry! It was hard to explain through text. The wire circles attach to the bottom of the wire ears like in the second picture for step 3. There are two layers to the hat and the ears go in between like in the instructables tutorial --> http://www.instructables.com/id/Adventure-Time-Finns-Hat-Pattern/step5/Attach-Ears/

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  3. Where can I find the bunny ears template?

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    1. Hi! I just put up the bunny ears template. You can find it in the post or right here: https://glittermint.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/louiseeartemplate.pdf

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  4. Hey! Great job on the Louise hat. I've printed off the template and am really surprised at how large it looks. Did you adjust any of the measurements when you made your hat?

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    1. Thanks! and it should be the right size. Just did a test print. Make sure you print at 100%. Also the solid line is the actual size you want the ears to be and the dotted line is about 0.5 in for seam allowance :)

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  5. This is awesome! I'm going as Louise for Halloween.

    What kind of size adjustments did you do the your Louise hat from the Finn template? To me it looks like the side flaps look slightly longer than Finn's.

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    1. Thanks! So the hat from the Finn template is actually kind of large. I made the hat following the instructions and then shortened the forehead portion and back/neck portion. I think that's why the earflaps look longer. Sorry if that explanation is confusing :/ I don't really know how to make hats (hence the instructables pattern haha) so I just kind of eye-balled it until it fit Monica's head. Hope this helps a little! And I hope your costume comes out awesome! Wearing that Louis hat is so fun!

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  6. What wire did you use and where can i get some? btw I Love this

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    1. Thank you! I just used some floral wire that I got at Michaels. Most craft stores (Michaels, Joanns, Hobby Lobby, etc) should have wire. Hardware and gardening stores should have wire too.

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  7. Hi! This is amazing! I noticed there is a seam in the front of the Louise hat and not on the Fins hat. Is there something different I should be doing? Or am I making this hat completely backwards? Uh oh!

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    1. Oh! That was because Monica has a small head haha! We did a bunch of weird resizing on her hat so that it snugly fit her head. One of these days I'll make my own pattern so that it's easier to resize. If you have a small head I recommend sizing the pattern down a little, maybe a couple inches :)

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  8. how big should the ears be in inches? sorry if this is a dumb question im just wondering if mine is too small

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    1. I made the pattern so the ears end up being about 6.5 to 7 inches once they're sewn on. But you can resize the pattern and make them any size you want! I think for Louise bigger is better :)

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  9. love this SO MUCH! <3

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  10. What size tshirt did you use for the Louise costume?

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    1. I believe we used an XXL from Michaels but I don't remember. Just use one that is large enough to be dress size on you and it should work :)

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  11. This is amazing!
    (Both the costume, and your post)

    As I make Louise's hat, my inner 8 year-old is getting pretty amped for Halloween

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  12. How much fleece did you use?

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  13. Hell yes! This is exactly what I needed! Thank you so much for sharing! Just printed out all the pattern pieces :D

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