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DIY Fancy dress - the Papercrafter's way

DIY Animal costume
My daughter has a theme based "Show and Tell" in school every week .Recently the theme was domestic animals and my kiddo had me totally stressed out by saying they had to take "not store bought" animal costumes.
A home made costume meant stitching...I dont enjoy stitching..... [Those of you who know I am an ENT surgeon will be wondering "Don't surgeons have to stitch people up?" Ha Ha well my specialization within ENT is advanced endoscopic and microscopic "stitch-less" surgery !!]
So even though this is a crazy kinda post I had to share so that other "dont like to stitch" moms may benefit! 
Sharing the Paper-crafters  DIY  sheep costume tutorial!!
Sheep Costume tutorial

She had to wear the costume herself over her school uniform so recycling her father's old vest  would give us a  nice and loose costume.We made the sheep's fur using tissue paper and double sided adhesive tape [I love this adhesive]

DIY Fancy dress costume
Unfold the tissue paper and roll loosely.
Sheep Costume
Once you have a fluffy paper cylinder you can either roll completely from one end or roll simultaneously from both ends in opposite directions like I did here...this makes it super fast to make your DIY costume !
Sheep costume
The scrolls are firmly stuck down to the tissue using double sided tape
DIY costume
Just took a bit of rolling and sticking and we had our easy quick home made Sheep costume!
DIY Animal costume
My "perfectionist/ demanding" kiddo wanted a face mask for the sheep.Bat man fans do forgive me...I converted an old Batman costume mask [at 2 years my daughter was a superheroes fan] into a sheep by making the "up " pointing ears go down !
DIY Animal costume
Here is my little sheep in her homemade sheep costume!
DIY Sheep costume
The funniest part about this is that after her show and tell was over I came to know that the animal costume was just an idea her teacher had given along with ideas of bringing animal pictures or animal toys...trust my kiddo to choose the idea which had most appealed to her [meaning lets give  mom some work]!

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    1. Thank you..she did look cute in her over sized fluffy costume !

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  2. How cute and such a clever idea! I am sure your daughter enjoyed sharing this wonderful costume!
    Glenda

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    1. Thank you Glenda..oh yes she was so proud of herself..I bet my little sheep strutted about like a proud peacock!!

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  3. Haha that is so cute bah bah

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    1. Thank you Helen..yes for some days it was Baaa Baa white sheep at home

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  4. I honestly feel that you must thank your kid...if not for her idea, would you ever have made such an adorable costume? :D I really like it.. She looks adorable and i burst out laughing seeing the mask..and i still am..hahaha... You are one genius.. :)

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    1. Ha Ha even my hubby laughed when I converted the fierce Batman into a sheep!

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  5. Sonia, this is quite a great idea how to make a sheep costume without spending much money.
    Thank's for show.

    Greetings from Germany sends you Carmen

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    1. Thank you Carmen..yes this was super cheap and easy too. If one wants a prettier one one can wear black tights and full sleeve shirt

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  6. This is so clever and creative. The story was funny.

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    1. Ha Ha Monica..I felt an utter fool when another mom told me she had sent a "dog toy" for the show and tell!!

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  7. so cute your angel looks. you are amazing dear. very cleverly you have done it.

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    1. Thank you Asmita...I think here laziness is the mother of invention

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  8. What a fab idea, looks so cute ! TFS and have a lovely weekend, hugs, Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion...I think only a paper-crafter would think of paper fur you are right!

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  9. So sweet...ur efforts has made her look like a cute lamb for sure

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    1. Thank you Smita...it was a labor of love!!

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  10. Is there anything that you can't do? This is so darn clever and resourceful!! And not to mention absolutely adorable!! I am a non stitcher as well so I appreciate your tutorial!! Fantastic job!! Just love it!

    Laurie
    serenityscrappers

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    1. Ha Ha Laurie...I cant stitch!!

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  11. Amazing Dr. Sonia! I am going to check out that tape - it could come in handy. Great project and looked like fun too. NancyD

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  12. hee hee cute :) smart sheep !! she looks adorable ..

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    1. Thank you Ayesha..she did look cute...this pic was taken at night...not one of my best shots!

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  13. So clever of Prisha for selecting costume and of her mom for making such unique batman turned sheep costume !! Enjoyed reading you post !

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    1. Thank you Pooja..ha ha yeah I still smile thinking of how batman turned into a sheep!

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  14. wow!! very clever and creative!! :) ur daughter must be very proud of you!!

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    1. Oh yes she did tell me it was wonderful ..she is a rather honest kiddo so I felt happy!

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  15. Oh my word Sonia~ how adorable, and she is too cute in her sheep outfit..
    What great creation for someone that doesn't stitch... LOL!

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  16. and thanks for following my blog :)

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    1. You are very talented Berina happy to follow you

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  17. Hahahahahahahaha! She looks SOOOOO cute!

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    1. Thank you Pritesh ! She does try to keep me busy!

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  18. Sonia
    Your imagination knows no bounds. lol
    What an adorable costume.
    Myrna

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    1. Myrna thank you ..my paper-crafting hobby rescued me once again!!

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  19. LOL...she is looking cute with her sheepish smile :D...

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    1. Ha Ha thank you Nitijita..I also had a snap of her on all 4 legs in proper sheep style !!

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  20. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest costume ever!! You are so creative!! It looks amazing and your daughter is absolutely adorable!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Ha Ha thank you Lisa..its not the best costume ever but I felt so proud of myself for pulling it off without having to stitch!

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  21. That is hiliarious, Dr. Sonia! It just goes to show no matter where you live lil diva's are all the same. Haha. My lil baby would've gone the same route as yours - the hardest. LOL. You did a fabulous job on the costume! So creative and original.

    Hugs.

    Be blessed, Beckie

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    1. Ha Ha thank you Beckie for telling me your darling is similar. Mine is ultra good at making "momma"do a lot of work!!

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  22. This is fantastic Sonia..lol..I love sheep, and there are more sheep in my country than people, so you have to like them dont you...fantastic work, and aren't the kids the cutest with their bright ideas for Mum to do..lol..fabulous clever project.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thats awesome...in our country sheep are more common in story books!!

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  23. Brilliant as ever. Mum to the rescue again. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Ha Ha Thank you Mrs A..the double sided tape came to my rescue actually!!

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  24. Such a fun idea! She looks like she had a great time wearing it! Happy Friday! Carri~Abusybee

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    1. Thank you Carri...oh yes she was so proud of her Show and tell that week!

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  25. Absolutely adorable! Very creative !

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    1. Thank you Lolis...ha ha not able to stitch was the big creative impetus in this project!!

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  26. Oh, that is so funny!!! Leave it to our children to always figure out a way to have us do the most work! LOL! But I bet her costume was the hit of the day! How awesome and how much fun for her....and you!

    Now if I were a doctor I think I would enjoy the stitching. I cannot stand hand sewing (I'll throw something out before I'll repair a hem!)....but stitching people just sounds way more interesting! :)

    Susan

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    1. Thank you Susan...oh yes surgery is definitely much better than stitching clothes!

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  27. How funny of your daughter to choose the one with the most work! That's kids for you! :^)
    Love the costume you designed--she's a lucky little girl! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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    1. Oh yes Penny..she tends to choose the project which requires the most effort from me!!

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  28. Ha Ha , VERY sweet.

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  29. Awesome costume! I will take a note of this (when I have kids).
    your daughter is lucky to have Mum who actually can DIY! she looks cute and happy :)

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    1. Thank you...my DIY this time was a " need "!

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  30. wow ! what an idea!she looks sooooo cute!

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping in Ghazala

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  31. What an idea !It reminds me of making cauliflower costume for my friend's son using tissue paper.Wondering the age of the batman costume .Great..

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    1. WOW a cauliflower...that is soooo creative!!

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  32. Thanks for your comment on my blog..Its nothing but the cascading card with the equal length of the layers..I will post the side view also..

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    1. Thank you Sindhu...it is very pretty

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  33. Cute. The ideas are creative. Your daughter knows how to tug at your crafty side.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Ha Ha she is super demanding..see how she made me make a 3 D Taj Mahal Paper model

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  34. OMG............. Doc Sonia, you r incredible... you made that so easy, inexpensive and useful that no words for this work. Amazing. Hats of to you.

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    1. Oh yes Bhawana...it was quick and inexpensive and lightweight too!

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  35. sehr schön das Schafkostüm, du hast viel Fantasie. Deine Kleine wird viel Spass haben.
    Bei uns im Kindergarten , sind es alles Prinzen und Prinzessinnen und ich habe 26 Kronen und 11 Pferdeköpfe genäht. Selbstgemachte Kostüme sind immer am Schönsten.
    Liebe Grüsse, Ulla

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  36. Clever as a foxy in sheep's clothing! Great job!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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    1. Foxy in sheep's clothing..Ha Ha ..this time it was bat man as a sheep!!

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  37. the costume came out lovely -- somwhat like quilling fabric! Have a great weekend
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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    1. Ha Ha I like that term Diana...quilling fabric!!

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  38. wow ..super cute, your mind runs like engine .quite energetic step. all is beautiful.

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    1. Ha Ha that makes me laugh Megha and brings back some funny memories...when I was pregnant with Kuttu many moons ago I was a busy budding energetic ENT surgeon and would zoom around doing my work.. the hospital doctors and staff would keep telling me to go slow..I bet I resembled a speeding steam engine physically with the tummy and all at that time!!

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  39. My hats off to you Sonia, for finding the time to do the costume. Your kids are lucky to have such a dedicated , efficient and great mom!!
    http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.com
    CHris

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  40. Oh Dr Sonia.....you are so so creative, you have the best imagination. Your daughter is a very cute sheep!

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  41. That's so damn innovative.. lovely work..

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  42. Hahahahaha, I had to laugh at the very end,it is so funny that it was just an option.... they say here on the Island that if you want something done ask a busy person... I see someoneone else has caught on to that!!! I think it is just brilliant what you did, my boy adores costumes and I just might suprise him with one like this!!! I really enjoyed your post Sonia.... hugs

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  43. its really very nice idea Dr. Sonia...thanx for sharing

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  44. its really very nice idea Dr. Sonia...thanx for sharing

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  45. Fabulous costume Sonia..Loz

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  46. Hahaha!! The mask is funny but very creative too. I liked the DIY sheep costume!! Next time my daughter has something like that I am going to try this idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  47. WoW what a work Sonia,but adorable !!

    Sonia, I know you hopt on my blog but accidentally I pushed the
    remove button,sorry for that!! Could you please hop to my place
    http://sonjabekker.blogspot.com

    Thank you very much!
    Hugs Sonja x

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  48. I'm sure animal pictures or toys would have caused you a lot less stress. But, your daughter never thought of that, did she? :-) I love sheep and this is the most clever way of making the sheep's wool. Just too adorable.
    What fun mom's have with kids!!! Enjoy it to the fullest.

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  49. This is very creative! What a creative way to figure out how to make something with the skills you are most comfortable with :)

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  50. Wow very innovative Dr. The idea of tissue role for making sheep wool is fabulous !!

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  51. Mom and daughter make the best team ever! Congrats for the ideas and costume!
    hugs,

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  52. Wow!.. adorable idea.. God Bless!!

    Jazzy

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  53. Super cool idea!!! Very creative:)
    Happy Monday!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  54. Wow...Wat an effort, Doc...Congrats both of u!

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  55. Hi Sonia.. Hopped on here from Colors Dekor linky party..Wonderful idea. No-stitch animal costume is what I was searching these days...
    Even my daughter loves sheep..Gr8 fan of 'Shaun the Sheep' :)Have bookmarked it..

    Thanks
    -Suchita

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  56. I enjoyed your blog and you have become a source of inspiration to me to try out card making and quilling...a long time passion of mine. Loved the sheep costume, my kid too just loves giving mamma a lot of work :)

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    1. Thank you so much Anuradha.It so gladdens the heart to read such a sweet comment!!

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