You asked for it…you got it! I posted our Family Skeleton Costumes about this time last year and promised to give you the how-to….better late than never, right? I was inspired by this project on one of my favorite blogs, Make It And Love It. Now, for all you preggos out there–put on your crafty hats and let’s get to getting’! Here’s how to make your very own Pregnant Skeleton Costume…
a cotton black shirt and pants, freezer paper, pencil, craft knife, iron, paint brush and white fabric paint
Sketch your design on the flat (non-shiny) side of your freezer paper (use the internet for “bone inspiration” or use my pictures as a guide). Next, cut out your stencil using your craft blade…
Once you are finished cutting out your images, iron your stencil to your shirt (with the shiny side down to the fabric). Be sure to get all the edges so that your paint doesn’t slip under…
Use about 3 coats of white fabric paint (letting each layer dry in between coats). TIP: be sure to put cardboard in the middle of the shirt so that the paint doesn’t bleed through to the back!
Once the paint is dry simply peel up the freezer paper stencil…this part is REALLY fun!
And there you have it! Yes…this is me in all my pregnant glory!! Check out the rest of the Family Skeleton Costumes and go as a group!
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I am in love with this!! Can I ask if you know roughly how much fabric paint was needed? X
The PharMA says
Thanks Zianne!! I used nearly 2 bottles for all 3 costumes–so if you’re just doing the pregnant costume one bottle will be more than enough! :)
The PharMA says
Will you send me a copy of the skeleton you used?
Thanks!! I decided to hand sew everything in the end because decent fabric paint is hard to find so it seems =/ but definately worth the time and effort I am so pleased with the final result!! Kept me occupied for a while haha x
The PharMA says
@Ronda…unfortunately, I do not have a file of a skeleton. I just googled human skeletons and went off of that. Hope this helps! @Zianne…would love to see your hand sewn creation…sounds AMAZING! Please post a pic on my FB page :)
Holly N says
This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! <3 I love it… my baby days are over but I am trying to think of friends I can direct to your site to make this!!
You are too sweet…thank you Holly!!!
Do you have a pattern posted somewhere of these bones you used?
I unfortunately don’t…I just google searched images of bones and drew my own “simplified” version of a skeleton…hope this helps!
I wanted to wear something fun and cute for Halloween since I’m expecting. Your tutorial was super easy to follow and I got my shirt done in one evening. It turned out great and I can’t wait to wear it when I pass out candy. I can email you a pic if you like. Thank you!
Hi Caylie! Yay!! So excited to hear your costume came together! I would absolutely love for you to send me a picture…I like to show them off on my facebook page if you wouldn’t mind :) Can’t wait to see–Congrats on your little one!
How cute is that! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post that links to your tutorial:
I just completed my costume and I am so happy with the way that it turned out. Your instructions were the easiest to follow so thank you for that. I am not by any stretch of the imagination an artist but I am pleased with how easy this costume actually was. I encourage anyone to try to do this costume if they love it. The materials are so inexpensive! $12 for my top and pants, $2.47 for the white fabric paint, $3.79 for the freezer paper. I had the paintbrushes and I used a razor blade to cut out the stencils. The price of completing the costume well is priceless! I can’t wait to pass it on to a friend that mabye expecting next year! :)
Thank you for your sweet comments Heidi! Would love to see a picture of yours sometime :)