Monsters, Inc. Boo Halloween Costume

Last Halloween, I decided to get crafty and make Olivia’s costume—Boo from Monsters, Inc.

Monsters Inc Boo

Now, I am no seamstress. I worked in the costume shop in college as part of my theatre minor and somehow managed to sew my own sleeve to the dress I was making. So if I could pull this off, I’m pretty sure anyone can do it.

For the most part, I followed this excellent tutorial from Tiny Iron Fists with a few adjustments. In order to get the round bowl shape for the head piece, I actually covered a lightweight plastic bowl in the fabric. Instead of just using pipe cleaners to hold up the eyes, I wrapped a section of wire clothes hanger in pipe cleaners and glued them into holes that my husband drilled in the bowl.

As I don’t own a sewing machine, I ended up hand-sewing this entire thing. I do not recommend it. What could have taken me 30 minutes on a Singer wound up taking me somewhere in the neighborhood of a week, week in a half because there’s only so much sewing I could handle per day. If you have access to a sewing machine, for the love, USE IT!

Despite this costume taking forever to complete and being much more of an undertaking than I originally planned, it was all worth it on Halloween night to see the smile on this sweet face!

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I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and colleague. And trying to balance all of those roles at once can be utterly exhausting. Being the Type A control freak that I am, I try to run my life like a well-oiled machine. But sometimes the wheels get a bit squeaky (or just fly off completely, let's be honest). I have to slow down (yeah right, I know), give the different parts of my life a little tune-up and get back on the road.

6 Responses to Monsters, Inc. Boo Halloween Costume

  1. lillian says:

    Just finish doing my daughter’s costume. She’s 11 and loved this so much I had to do it. Thank you

  2. Maritza Ramos says:

    Do you make them to sell I need one asap let me now I will buy fm you its for a four year old thank …..

    • mommachine says:

      I don’t, I’m sorry. I made just the one and gave it to a friend. Good luck in your search!

    • Carolyn Gallagher says:

      I can make this Boo Monsters Inc. I’m currently making one for some one else. Text me at 210-410-0641 if you’re interested.

  3. Paula says:

    Where can I get the material to make this or does anyone make any I have a 1 1/2 yr old