Lollipop Munchkin (…from “Wizard of Oz”)

Okay, FINALLY.  The last little costume in our Wizard of Oz theme this year is complete.  And in case you missed the others, there’s a Dorothy costume, a Glinda the Good Witch costume, and a Tin Man costume.

DIY Dorothy Costume (from Wizard of Oz) | via Make It and Love It  diy-glinda-costume-13  DIY Tin Man Costume (from Wizard of Oz) | via Make It and Love It

Or, if you want to see them all together (plus a VIDEO), you can click on the Wizard of Oz Costumes all together!

 

This last was definitely the fastest of them all.  Probably because I wasn’t as motivated to spend the time sewing every single part of the costume because well, this won’t be a dress-up.  3-month-old Oliver will wear this for Halloween and probably never again because in a couple months, it will be too small.  However, this costume makes me laugh the absolute most!

I wonder if he’ll one day ask me why in the world I dressed him up as a munchkin.  Well, it’s not the munchkin that he’ll wonder about……it’ll probably be that funky tuft of hair and skin colored cap I put on him, to make him appear like one of those half-bald-crazy-horned-hair Lollipop Munchkins.  (And while we’re talking about them…..what’s with their dance in the movie?  You know, the “we represent, the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild…” song?  They have the weirdest smirks on their faces and their bodies do this strange jerk with every few beats of the musicIt cracks me up.  But I guess that’s the point!)

Anyway, Oliver’s turn for his costume reveal.  And what a good sport he was with his mommy in his face with a camera, laughing at his outfit, while clicking picture after picture. :)

 

DIY Lollipop Munchkin Costume (from "Wizard of Oz") | via Make It and Love It

 

 

Hahaha, oh that hair.  It’s awful, but so hilarious…….all at the same time. :)  And just so you know, the hair is actually the ends of a wig that I cut off and gelled into one of those curved hair horns that the Lollipop Munchkins from the movie have.  (So glad you have no opinion at this age, Ollie!)

DIY Lollipop Munchkin Costume (from "Wizard of Oz") | via Make It and Love It

 

 

And the Lollipop munchkins don’t actually wear this type of shoe in the movie, but some of the other munchkins do…..so I went for it.  Because they’re more fun!

DIY Lollipop Munchkin Costume (from "Wizard of Oz") | via Make It and Love It

 

 

The cap is actually really stretchy and light (made from the top of some tights), so it doesn’t bother him one bit.  (And look at this little guy, totally mastering holding up that heavy head.  Remind me where my newborn went again?!!)

DIY Lollipop Munchkin Costume (from "Wizard of Oz") | via Make It and Love It

 

The top is actually a onesie.  So, I made the little collar from some scrap white fabric and snapped it onto the onesie.  You know, to try and look as much like the original munchkins as possible!

DIY Lollipop Munchkin Costume (from "Wizard of Oz") | via Make It and Love It

 

 

These little munchkin slippers are made from fleece and are very forgiving.  And if the toe turns out wonky, meh, who cares!  It’ll look like that’s how they’re supposed to be!

DIY Lollipop Munchkin Costume (from "Wizard of Oz") | via Make It and Love It

 

 

Our little Lollipop Munchkin surely completes the Wizard of Oz costumes that my kids were so excited to have me create.  And ha, this little mister……..every little part of him just makes us giggle.

DIY Lollipop Munchkin Costume (from "Wizard of Oz") | via Make It and Love It

 

Now keep in mind, this costume doesn’t just have to be for a baby.  It would be so easy to create in any size.

 

Want to put your own together?

 Of course you do! :)

 

Supplies:

  • Dark Grey Fleece (for booties and shorts)
  • Blue onesie, long sleeved (or any other color)
  • White cotton fabric (for collar)
  • Sew-in Snaps
  • 1/2 inch wide elastic (for the slippers, around the ankle)
  • Striped knit fabric (I had some striped knit fabric but if you can’t find what you want, cut up and old strped Tshirt)
  • 1 inch elastic (for the waistband of the striped leggings and the shorts)
  • Tights (to use for the head piece…..so try to match the skin color of your subject as best you can)
  • Wig Hair (all you need is a tiny bit….but make sure that it kinda curves at the end to give it the munchkin look)
  • Hot Glue
  • White Foam Sheet, 5mm thickness (for the lollipop)
  • Orange felt (for the lollipop
  • Wooden Dowel (for the lollipop)
  • Slipper Pattern Pieces (FREE pattern pieces found here)

 

**Keep in mind, the directions below are for my 3 month baby but you could adjust these measurements and directions to fit any size.

 

Let’s start with the slippers first.  Print off the pattern piece above if you’re making a similar size, otherwise, use the pattern pieces as a guide to see the shape needed to create the slipper size that you need.  (You may have to practice a few times with some scrap felt.)  Cut 4 side pieces and 2 sole pieces.  Make sure that the stretch of your fleece is going from left to right on the side pieces and up and down on the sole pieces (per the orientation of the pieces shown below).

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Now, grab two of your slipper side pieces and sew them together along the scoop and right side of the slipper.

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Then, grab the sole piece and put a pin at the center of each end.

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Then open up the slipper piece you sewed together and line up the seam with one of the pins on the sole.  Make sure “right” sides are facing each other.

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Sew from where the pin was, down about 1/2 – 2/3 along this side of the slipper, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. (Sew a couple stitches, re-adjust your fabric, sew a couple more, readjust, etc.  Be patient and keep your edges even.)

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Repeat along the other side of the slipper.

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Get the sole out of the way and match up the ends of each of the side pieces and sew the two ends together, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

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Now, locate the other pin that you originally placed at the other end of the sole and match it up with this new seam you just created on the slipper sides, making sure that “right” sides are facing each other.  Pin in place.

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Sew it closed, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

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Turn the slipper right side out and fold the upper edge of the slipper down towards the inside about an inch.  (You can fold it over more or less than this, depending on how tall you want the slipper to be.)  Sew all the way around this cuff, about 3/4 of an inch from the edge…..but leave about an inch opening for your elastic.

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Thread your elastic through this casing, using a safety pin to help you through.

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Overlap the ends of the elastic and sew them shut (after you determine a snug length for the elastic).  Sew the casing closed.  To help the toe of the slipper stay full and pointy, I added a bit of batting to it…..and pushed it in as far as I could.

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Now for the collar, I made it first out of a piece of felt, so that I could wrap around Oliver’s neck and decide if it was a good size, etc.  (The outer circle was a medium bowl the inner circle was a smaller bowl….and then I cut open the front and made the points of the collar a little longer and pointier. In case that helps you keep your shape nice and even.)  Then, I used my felt piece to cut out 2 piece from my white cotton fabric, but added 1/4 inch seam allowance around all the edges (including the inner circle’s edge).

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Place the 2 collar pieces together, with right sides together, then sew all the way around, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  But be sure to leave a 2-3 inch opening along the inner circle for turning right side out.

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Trim off your corners, clip the inner curve, and cut notches into the outer curve.  (More about clipping curves and corners.)

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Turn the collar right side out through the opening, poke out the collar tips very gently, press flat.  Also, clip the edges of the opening ever so slightly, fold towards the inside and iron flat as well.  Then sew the opening closed, nice and close to the edge.

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Now, place your collar around your onesie and center the points of the collar evenly in the front.  Then, attach a sew-on snap to each collar and attach the corresponding snap piece to the onesie.  (Add another one in the back if needed.) This will help keep your collar in place.

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Sew-on snaps have little holes in the snap to fit your needle through.  Just be sure you sew through each opening to make the snap secure.

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Then hand-sew some buttons down the front of the shirt.

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Now, onto the hat hair head piece.

 

Grab your tights and cut the legs off.

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Turn it inside out and gather the top opening and pinch it together as tightly as you can.

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Run a needle and thread through the top edges of the tights as best you can and then wrap the thread around it several times and knot if off at the end.

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Then turn your new cap right side out.  I found that the next step is easiest if you blow up and balloon to the same size as your subject’s head and then slide the cap on there.  (And grab another person to help you hold it as you attach the hair.)  Cut a section of hair from your wig, preferably one that already has a slight curl to it.  Decide where you want it and place some glue under the section of hair.

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Then place more glue on top and then add a section of the leftover tights over the end of the hair, to hide the ugly and messy ends.  Add more glue under the front of the hair to keep it in place as best you can.

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I used gel and hairspray to keep the curl in place better and all stuck together.

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Now, the lollipop.

 

I just cut a circle out of my white foam and then cut orange pieces from felt to create the lollipop look and glued them in place.

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Glue a dowel to the back of the lollipop.  (You can create another circle of foam and glue it to the back of this so that your lollipop is 2 sided.  I didn’t because my 3 month old can’t carry it anyway.  So I just used it as a photo prop.)

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For the striped leggings, I used the same tutorial as my Simple Leggings Tutorial.

For the shorts, I used the same tutorial as above, but made the legs a little wider than tighter leggings would be.  Then, I just cut zig-zags along the bottom, instead of hemming.

DIY Lollipop Munchkin Costume (from "Wizard of Oz") | via Make It and Love It

 

 

And that’s it!  A sweet little munchkin, all ready to help Dorothy find her way down the Yellow Brick Road!

 

Enjoy!

-Ashley

 

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28 Responses to “Lollipop Munchkin (…from “Wizard of Oz”)”
  1. 1
    Robin says:

    I LOVE IT!!!!! I could not stop laughing either. I thought for sure he was destined to be the lion. But no way! This is much better. Ha ha ha! He will think this was the coolest when he is old.

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Too cute! I absolutely loved the costumes you made this year!! You have such an amazing talent and your kids are truly lucky to have such a brilliant mother. Lets hope next year, your kids will still agree to family themed costumes- they are by far the most fun :)

  3. 3
    Sharon Collins says:

    So precious. What memories for you & your family! Your baby is growing so fast. Enjoy Halloween!

  4. 4
    Beth R. says:

    I mean…I was really pulling for flying monkey…but this is very, very adorable. The tuft of hair just floors me. Great job on all four!

  5. 5
    Jodi says:

    I’ve been checking all day hoping you’d post Oliver’s costume. It turned out so cute and it makes me laugh too!

  6. 6
    Meghan says:

    I can’t! I can’t! I can’t stand the absolute cuteness! Dear God!!!!!

  7. 7
    katy says:

    Oh my heavens! This is the most adorable thing I have ever seen! I’m still not sure if the shoes or if the hat are more adorable.Great job!

  8. 8
    shannon says:

    Oh so cute! Oliver is absolutely adorable! Whew! With a week to spare even. Amazing job as usual!

  9. 9
    Toni says:

    Awe! He is too cute and you did a fantastic job on his and the other costumes. I love the photo of him holding his head up, his expression is just perfect!

    Your blog really inspired me to make costumes this year. While I am sure mine don’t compare to yours in craftsmanship I actually completed Elsa & Anna dresses, and four (4!) different lego mini figure characters. So thanks to you for the inspiration, not only was I super proud to actually have completed them this year will be a great memory for my kids and nephews!

  10. 10
    Kristina Noall says:

    Lol, I bet your ward doesn’t even bother having a costume contest, because they know you would win every year! :) That baby is ADORABLE, btw!

  11. 11
    Sharon says:

    Ashly:

    Oliver’s costume is so adorable you just want to hug the stuffing out of him! So what are Mom and Dad dressing up for Halloween as? Maybe the Wizard of Oz and Auntie Em or the Wicked Witch? Your creativness just never ends and I can never wait to see what you come up with next! Thanks for being so willing to share all of your wonderful talents and wisdom!

  12. 12
    Mary S. says:

    The Wizard of Oz is one of my all time favs and I just loved watching the movie come to life through your incredible costumes and adorable children. Who will you be????

  13. 13
    Winter says:

    :D You completely surprised me! I never thought of a munchkin. Oliver is adorable. All four kiddos look fabulous.

  14. 14
    Winter says:

    So, what are mum and dad going to be?

  15. 15
    Laurinda says:

    What a great costume! I too love the tuft of hair, it’s really genius. I’ve always loved the clever, change-this-into-a-costume type of thinking.
    BTW, the weird smirks on the Lollipops Guildmember’s faces is supposed to be from always having a lollipop in their mouths & the sticks have changed the way they talk & hold their mouths. I think the weird dance is from that Era, kicking the dirt.

  16. 16

    So cute! well done :)

  17. 17
    cucicucicoo says:

    Oh my hilariousness! That wig is just phenomenal! :) Lisa

  18. 18
    Kim says:

    Totally adorable! I thought from the very beginning he’d be a munchkin. He is a sweet little munchkin after all :)

  19. 19
    Kim says:

    You are always such an inspiration! These costumes are just fantastic! You are not only an imaginative and innovative costume maker, you are a great mama. These are memories your little ones will always cherish.

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    Robin says:

    Haha hahaha hehehehe. I love your sense of humor and I LOVE all your little munchkins. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! You have inspired me again!

  21. 21
    Tracy says:

    This is the cutest thing ever! I never would have though to do a munchkin, but it’s so adorable! And how could he not like that tuft of hair, it makes the outfit!

  22. 22
    Jamie Ward says:

    Oh my goodness….he is soooo cute!!! Love the costume idea. This definitely brightened an otherwise dull Monday. Wish I had a smidgen of talent that you have. I made my stepdaughters costume (Wonder Woman) and thank god it came out. :-) Happy Halloween to your little Oz family!

  23. 23
    Carla Proffitt says:

    That baby is the cutest munchkin ever! I especially love the tuft of hair. All the kids look fantastic. Wonderful job. Thanks for posting the pictures, they really brightened my day.

  24. 24
    Lori says:

    Love this!! Would love to have you make one for my 4 month old baby boy. Are you on Etsy or taking orders??

  25. 25
    BG says:

    Thanks for these careful and detailed instructions. I made it, and I love it! And I have no sewing experience. Really looking forward to seeing it on my 11-month-old.