Halloween 2014: Monsters Inc Sully and Mike Wazowski!

This is our first Halloween with two kids and I was excited to work on costumes for both of them. Logan loved watching Monsters Inc so I decided to do Sully and Mike Wazowski costumes.

I started work on Logan’s Sully costume first. After much Googling, I decided to buy a vintage McCall’s 6628 pattern online, and I bought turquoise fur fabric at fabric.com. After those arrived, there was a lot of cutting and sewing to do! I spent several hours just cutting out the pieces.

The vintage pattern I used.

Cutting out the fur fabric for the pattern. Trimming the fur at the seams before sewing was essential.

I cut the purple spikes out of felt.

With a lot of work, I got the costume body sewed together. Here’s Logan trying it on:

I definitely didn't regret making it a size too big. It looks great oversized.

The pattern included boots, which were surprisingly easy to put together. I used dark grey felt for the claws.

Cutting and sewing the felt claws.

The boots with felt claws attached.

The pattern also came with a hood. I sewed it together, and Doug altered it a bit by adding ping pong ball eyes and a play dough nose:

Cutting and sewing felt for the teeth and horns.

Attaching ping pong ball eyes and playdoh nose with a hot glue gun.

I really wanted the costume to have purple spots! After researching a bit, I followed some cosplay forum advice and watered down purple fabric paint and dabbed it on:

Close up of a spot after applying watered down fabric paint.

Some of the spots looked matted before gently brushing them out.

I was worried the fur on the costume would look wet and matted, but after it dried and I did a light brushing, we ended up with subtle purple spots:

Trying on the full costume, to figure out where to place the eyes.

The Mike Wazowski costume for Cole needed more creativity–he’s still a baby, and there’s a lot of walking to be done on Halloween. So I decided to make a costume that could go in and out of the baby carrier. I started, again, with the same Running With Scissors pattern I used for Logan’s Curious George and Max costumes. This time I made it in green fleece:

Trying on the main body of the costume.

And threw together a matching hat with white horns:

Trying on the hat.

I also modified the Sully costume pattern to make some green boots with white claws.

Now for the hard part: the baby carrier. I did a Google image search to get a simple drawing of Mike’s face and printed out the mouth and eye, and used them as patterns to cut matching felt. Doug drew the iris of the eye with two different colored green sharpies. Then I glued the felt together and put it on some green fleece, and attached it to the baby carrier with safety pins. I put Cole in the costume in the carrier, and I love the way it turned out!

Trying on the full costume in baby carrier.

Here’s some pictures of the final costumes: