Halloween Costumes 2013: Pascal from “Tangled”

Okay, the 3rd and final costume is ready for this year’s Halloween. 

 

In case you missed the first 2…..I made Elli a Rapunzel Costume and Connor a Flynn Rider Costume.

 

They both turned out so fun………I can hardly look at them without grinning/gushing/laughing.  And both Connor and Elli were just as thrilled.  Whew!

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But my third little one, Chloe, doesn’t quite have an opinion yet.  I thought she’d see Elli’s dress and want to be a “PRINCESS”!  But she didn’t…….so I continued on with the plan my older two requested.

 

And that was to make Chloe the silly and animated little Chameleon, Pascal.

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She kinda….. Ate. It. Up.  This little Chloe of mine is the hammiest of all hams.  And she took her role seriously! :)

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And those eyes on that hat……I think they are my favorite thing about the whole costume!

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 Chloe’s favorite part??

 

That while doing her famous “shake your bum-bum” dance………her tail does its own little dance behind her.  So while dancing in her Pascal costume, she now says, “shake your tail-tail, shake your tail-tail…“. 

She’s a nut, this one. :)

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 **Sorry for the grainy look…..animated .gif images always do that.  Anyone know why?

 

 

 

 

This Pascal costume is completely made of fleece……so yeah, kinda perfect for a cool Halloween night.  The hands and feet are connected to the sleeves and pant legs….but are strapped in place with elastic.

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The costume zips up in the back (don’t be afraid of zippers!!) and the main bodice is slightly stuffed with batting (to give the torso added roundness and some shape) and is cinched in at the bottom with a little elastic.  (Oh wait….look a little familiar?  Yep, the bodice is very similar to the Penguin Costume from a few years ago.

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Once your little one slips into their Pascal costume…..they’ll know what to do! :)

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I was actually worried that Chloe would take her hat off….but I think she’s now old enough to think it’s fun.

 

In fact, she did the opposite.  She kept pulling it down over her eyes, so the eyeballs would be in the right place.

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…which resulted in THIS:

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We laughed and LAUGHED and laughed (and I’m laughing again just looking at these pictures)…..and would ask her to do it again.  And again.  And again.

 

She would.  We would laugh.  Repeat, repeat, repeat.

 

After a while, she tried peering at us under her hat, trying to figure out why exactly, this was so funny.

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Ha!  Little turkey.

Oh, yes, you are so fuuuuuunny

 

Now, go and find Rapunzel……she’s around here somewhere.  And Flynn?  He isn’t so bad, once you get to know him! :)

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I’m so happy you’re enjoying dressing up little Chloe……because these years will pass too quickly, I’m sure!

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Want to make your own Pascal??

 

 

Let’s get started then…

Here’s what I needed to make a Pascal costume for my 2 year old, who wears a size 2/3.

 

Supplies:

  • 2 yards green fleece
  • 1/2 yard contrasting green fleece (for the belly)
  • 12 inch zipper
  • batting (polyester fiberfill)
  • styrofoam ball (3 inch)
  • Little bits of black, brown, and white felt (or fleece) for the eyes
  • Glue gun/glue sticks
  • 1 inch wide elastic
  • plastic canvas sheet (only a small pieces is needed)

 

 

To begin, check out the Penguin Costume that I made a few years ago.  Pascal’s main shape is made the same way……and will be referenced a lot throughout this tutorial.

 

And then cut out your back piece and your two front pieces, just like the Penguin.

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Now, for the belly section, create a long oval that doesn’t quite reach the bottom but matches the neckline of the front piece.

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Sew the oval down all the way around (including the neckline) nice and close to the outer edge of the oval….but leave an opening at the very bottom, big enough to stuff with some batting.  Now, don’t overfill with batting or stuff tightly.  You just want it to puff slightly, to give Pascal’s body some shape.

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Then sew the bottom shut.  (Remember….this is fleece and the edges won’t fray.  That’s why you don’t have to tuck the edges of the oval under.)

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Now, install your zipper along the back pieces….just like the Penguin Costume.

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Then, attach the front and back pieces together at the shoulders, with right sides together.

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Now, this is where Pascal differs from the Penguin.  I decided to add sleeves to the costume….and so I cut 2 sleeve pieces that fit the length of the arm hole opening.  (Need help cutting and fitting sleeves?  Reference the Wolf Costume if needed.)  Just be sure that the stretch of the fleece is going left to right on the sleeve (not up and down) so that the sleeve will stretch when it’s worn.

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And then attach each sleeve to the arm hole opening, with right sides together.  Pin in place.

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And then sew each sleeve to each arm hole.

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Then place the costume together with the front side facing the back side, with right sides together.  Then sew along the sides and sleeves, like shown in red below.

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Turn the costume right side out and turn under the sleeves under a 1/2 inch and then stitch them in place, using a zig-zag stitch (because this will allow for more stretch).

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Now, onto the tail.  You don’t have to make this perfect…….and you can make yours more narrow or wider.  But just keep in mind, that whatever you make will work just fine.  Create a wider base and a more narrow tip.  Cut two pieces that are exactly the same.  Sew them together with right sides together, along the sides and around the tip.  Leave the straight end open.

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Turn right side out and fill with batting.

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Fold under the end a 1/2 inch and sew to the back of the costume……below the zipper.  (Play around with the placement and pin the tail in place at first and try on your subject to see if you like where it’s hanging…..and then sew in place.)

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Then roll the tail up almost all the way up to the top.

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And then use a needle and thread and stitch the rolled tail in place, randomly around the rolled tail. 

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For the feet…….let’s start with the arms first.  Pascal has 3 digits on each foot.  So start by making a paper pattern first that is the same width at the base of the foot shape…….as the opening of the sleeve.  Then use the pattern to cut out 2 pieces of fleece for each foot…..but add an extra 1/4 inch around all the edges for a seam allowance.

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Sew the two pieces together (with right sides together) with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, all the way around the outer edges and curves…….leaving the straight end open.

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Turn the foot right side out and poke the little toes outward.  Then fill with some batting….but not too full or stiff.

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Then pinch the opening of the foot closed and slide it inside the end of one of the sleeves…..leaving it out as far as you need it to cover your subject’s hand.  Pin in place.  (Be sure to position it on the sleeve so that the it sits on the top of the subject’s hand.  It should be exactly opposite the vertical seam of the sleeve.)

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Then sew the little foot in place with two rows of stitches.  (The smaller the sleeve opening, the harder it will be to slide under the sewing machine and not sew your sleeve shut.  It is possible…..but if you’re having a hard time sewing it in place, consider hand stitching it in place.)

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Then, add a strip of elastic to the back side of the foot…..and hand stitch it in place.  This elastic will rest across the palm of your subject’s hand.  So fit it across their hand, to be sure it’s snug enough, before hand stitching in place.  Cut another 2 feet pieces and repeat with the other arm.

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Then……create some leggings out of your green fleece, with a simple elastic waistband.  (If you’ve never made leggings before……try this Simple Leggings Tutorial.)

 

And then create some feet that you will attach to the very end of each leg opening.  I created feet for the legs that were larger than the arm ones (from up above) but attached them to the ends of the legs, in exactly the same way.  (You may notice that the ends of my leggings aren’t hemmed under.  That’s because I cut the legs a little too short to include a hem…..but figured, it doesn’t matter because fleece doesn’t fray.  Plus, it’s just a costume…..so no need to be perfect! :) )

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Now…..for the hat.  I created a hat for Chloe’s head……exactly like the Penguin Costume.

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For the eyeballs……I used a styrofoam ball as the base.  If I would have had a 3 inch styrofoam ball (like I listed in my suppl list above), that would have been perfect.  Then I would have just cut it right in half…..and would have had 2 eyeballs.  However, all I had in my stash was like a 5 inch styrofoam ball.  So I cut like a 1/3 off from each side and then used my knife to shave off the sides a bit and round it to be more like a smaller styrofoam ball that I just cut in half.  If that sounds confusing…..just stick with a smaller ball and cut it right in half! :)

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Then, cut some white fleece, slightly larger than one of your eyeballs.

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Then, glue the fleece to the back side of the eyeball with hot glue.

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Trim off the excess fleece.

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Now, time to create those brow bones or extra skin (whatever it is) that sits behind chameleon’s skin.  I cut 2 half circles for each eye, that were slightly wider than the eyeball.

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Then I sewed two of the half circles together (with right sides together) around the curved edges (shown on left) and then turned it right side out (shown on right).

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Then, I shaped this half circle around one of the eyeballs, so that it kind of stood up around the top edge of the eyeball………and kept the raw edges hidden along the back side of the eyeball.

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Then I glued the raw edges to the back of the eyeball.

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Then, I cut out a larger circle for the eye, a smaller black one for the pupil, and then a little white triangle for the “catch-light” effect.

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Then I glued all three to the eyeball.  Then I did the exact same thing to create a second eye.

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Then, I hand stitched the eyes to the front of the hat, grabbing a little bit of the eyeball with a little bit of the hat…..and created a hidden ladder stitch.  (Need help with hand stitching?)  Just be sure to try the hat on your subject to achieve proper placement.

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For the scale along the top of the head, I used a piece of plastic canvas for the main shape and cut a curve along the bottom edge to fit the curve of the head.  Then I cut two pieces of fleece that were a 1/2 inch larger along the top curved side and about 3/4 of an inch larger along the bottom side.

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Sew the two pieces together (with right sides together) along the top curve, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

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Turn right side out and place the canvas up inside.

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Place a small amount of batting on both side of the canvas….but don’t shove too full.  You only need a small amount to slightly puff out the shape.

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Then, tuck under the raw edges and hand stitch to the hat, starting at the crown of the head…..going on down the back.  (Again, trying it on your subject and testing it out in different spots is helpful.)  (Need help with hand stitching?)

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And whew…..that’s it!!!!

 

A sweet little Pascal costume for your little (or big) one! :)

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Enjoy!

-Ashley

 

 

 

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51 Responses to “Halloween Costumes 2013: Pascal from “Tangled””
  1. 1
    natalie smith says:

    this is so great! i hope you entered yourselves into a costume contest! first place in my book!

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    Manasa says:

    Absolutely Amazing!! All three kids costumes are so cute! Great job!

  3. 3
    Mindy says:

    I love how much fun you all have with it! Making priceless memories with them mama!

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    lindsay says:

    First off, I must say that you are my sewing idol. Secondly, anytime anyone tells me they are interested in learning how to sew or wanting to start sewing more projects (because I’m a sewer) I ALWAYS send them to your blog to learn because you have such a gift for taking something seemingly complicated and making it so simple to follow. THANK YOU so much for all the obvious thought and effort you put into doing a tutorial. These costumes for example look so expertly made and COMPLICATED but when I click on the tutorial, you really do make it so simple! You’re amazing. Keep up the great work.

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    Kylie says:

    Just awesome. I showed my husband and he said he wanted to be Flynn Rider next year. :) Someday I’ll be brave/crazy enough to make costumes!

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    Kim says:

    Wow! These costumes are just beautiful! Your little ones are lucky to have such a talented mama!

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    Karmen says:

    this is the GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN! So cool! Oh my gosh! You are so talented xxx have a wonderful halloween!

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    Robin B says:

    First of all, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your little Tangled trio, and can’t wait to have munchkins to make little themed costumes for!

    Second – *puts hand waaay up in the air Hermione style* I know why GIF files are grainy!

    GIF files are limited to a 265 colour pallet, meaning when you convert an image from a source which captures photos in the standard 16 million colour format (like your fancy-shmancy camera that takes awesome pics of your kiddos) to GIF format to animate it, the program takes the average “most used” colours and applies them to the nearest colours in the image (“flattening” the image, and making it all grainy). This also reduces the file size greatly, to the point that many can be strung together to make animations without the final file size being huge (in terms of bytes). Now you know :)

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      Robin says:

      This makes sense. Thanks for letting us all know. I have always wondered this same thing, too. Nice name by the way!

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    Holly says:

    Oh my goodness! Dying of cuteness overload!!!

  10. 10
    nabeela says:

    Awesome…

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    I laughed out loud at those pictures with the eyes in the right place! That was funny! And SO cute!

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    Darilyn says:

    I laughed out loud too.. she is adorable!

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    Rachel says:

    Wow! You’ve really outdone yourself this year! I’m really impressed and loved looking at the pictures of your adorable kids. They sure are lucky kiddos to have a mama like you!

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    Cristina says:

    Oh my this costume rocks Ashley! You are so talented…and your little girl us the cutest!

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    Jen says:

    LOVE IT! So precious and I can see my baby (same age as Chloe) acting the same. Made me smile.

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    Kasia says:

    Oh my goodness !!!!! This is so cute :D

  17. 17

    You are so stinkin’ amazing! I cannot believe how wonderful these turned out!!! Chloe is the absolute cutest little darling! :)

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    Jenya says:

    All three costumes are terrific :) You are super talented :) Chloe is so funny hahahahaha Love those pics :)

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    Stephtribu says:

    Magnifiques !!! Bravo, quel talent ! et Merci!!!!

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    Becky says:

    I’ve loved all three! I was hoping she’d be pascal and not the ugly witch! Seriously….. Amazing job!

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    Debra says:

    Great job Mom, looks like Halloween is a big hit!

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    Jenn says:

    These costumes are amazing and adorable!! You are super talented!! I envy super crafty mamas like you soon much❤️❤️❤️ You have a new reader here!!

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    Jenn says:

    This is brilliant! I love all the costumes, but Chloe as Pascal is genius!! And, I swear you could put my Hadley in it and you’d get the same little booty shaking dance and goofball antics! Now I’m wishing I had suggested Rapunzel and Pascal instead of Tinkerbell and Cheese Mouse for their costumes….

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    Shantel says:

    That is seriously the cutest costume EVER! And can I just eat her? she is so adorable!

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    Tracy King says:

    Brilliant costumes! My kids love all of them and my 7 year old has decided she wants to be pascal next year lol. All of your pictures are so amazing Ashley!!!

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    JoAnn says:

    So Stinkin’ Cute! Loved all 3 of the Tangled costumes. You are SO talented.

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    Cahya says:

    Woo hooo… Sooo cute!
    But actually, i thought chloe will be mother gothel… Hihiii…

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    Tania says:

    Adorable. I too laughed at the pics of her putting the eyes back in place.

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    Katie says:

    SO, so, so cute! Ashley, I hope you dress up as Mother Gothel! That would be the icing on the cake!

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    Arunitha says:

    Adorable!!!

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    ira lee says:

    you have done an amazing job on these costumes!!!!! and i was hoping chloe would be the lizard!!!!!!

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    Erendira says:

    I love it! Your baby girl looks amazing :)

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    Christy says:

    I wondered what character from Rapunzel she was going to be! Very sweet! Love them all…thank you for sharing with us!

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    Jenny Z says:

    Sooo cute! All three costumes are fabulous, but this might be my favorite. =) Thanks for your wonderful blog!!

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    Megan W. says:

    Oh! This is so cute! Great job! I think Chloe gets the best costumes every year. ;)

    And I had to laugh at the GIF because my 2 year-old is famous for her bum-bum dance too. ;)

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    Anonymous says:

    We were totally going to do Rapunzel, Flynn, and Pascal this year! But, I just had a baby, so I didn’t quite have the time to put the costumes together. Your pictures are darling, and make me a little bummed it didn’t work out for us. This post made me laugh for sure!

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    Viji says:

    Hi Ashley,

    Little Chloe is adorable……Your tutorial makes even the complicated project look so easy and approachable…..Thanks for sharing…..

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    Wendi Bohn says:

    Seriously toooooo cute, Ashley! I wish I was as ambitious and awesome as you!

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    Krista Hansen says:

    Amazing!! You are so talented and your kids are so blessed to have you sew for them. I laughed so hard when I saw your cute Chloe put the eyes over her eyes. All three costumes are so great! Have a great Halloween!

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    Philippine says:

    Oh ! That’s so cute ! Well done !

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    Christin says:

    Oh my God. your costumes are so cute. I’m a Mom of three boys. They are almost 2, 4 and 6 years old. Now I am thinking of doing some of your costumes for them. I love the penugiun and Pascal. But as I’m from Germany, I’m not sure if the sizes will fit. how tall is a kid wearing the penguin costume or Pascal?

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    Jana says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! I made this costume for my 2 year old boy for german “Fasching” and it’s the best costume ever! Again, thank you!

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    OMG- cutest thing ever! Disney should hire you! I LOVE your costumes so SO much!

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    Sharon says:

    This costume is a masterpiece. And really adorable! Have a fun & happy Halloween.

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