Sonic the Hedgehog Toddler Costume
This was the last year that we figured we would get to decide what our son got to be for Halloween, and in keeping with the geeky theme that was set for previous years, we decided on Sonic the Hedgehog. It worked well because right before Halloween we let him watch a little of one of the cheesy Sonic the Hedgehog tv shows with his dad, so when he had the costume he knew he had to run around fast – which is not out of character for him at all!
To make it I first found a great fleece Sonic the Hedgehog hat online. From there I got a pattern for a jumpsuit and used blue and cream fleece. Instead of using buttons like the pattern mentioned, I used velcro, because at the time I had no clue how to make a button hole. I’m really really bad at reading instructions and following directions, and it’s pretty hilarious how badly this is sewn, but the type of clothing lends itself easily to hiding mistakes. It also helped immensely that Sonic’s socks are showing, so all of the excess material at the bottom could be tucked into his sock.
For the shoes I made a shoe cover using felt and elastic. I basically took a piece of felt that was the same size and diameter as his shoe and then cut a hole in the top for him to slide his foot into. Then I tapered the end and added the details and elastic to the bottom.
For the ring I found some really shiny gold fabric that has got to be THE worst fabric I have ever worked with. It frayed like crazy, but I eventually got a semblance of a stuffed ring. He loved that silly ring even when it was starting to come apart at the seams and the stuffing was falling out.
We brought him to our workplaces and I had an app for my phone that had different Sonic the Hedgehog sound effects that we would play as he walked by. It was a really fun time to relive our childhood of playing Sonic and also a game and occasionally tv show that we experience together as a couple. We are looking forward to when our son can start playing it too.