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Calvin and Hobbes Costumes by estranged-illusions Calvin and Hobbes Costumes by estranged-illusions
Let's go exploring! Me (as Hobbes) and my boyfriend (as Calvin), Halloween 2011.

Calvin's t-shirt started out red, we painted the stripes on. We bought the wig because 1) we ran out of time to make one and 2) we couldn't figure out how to make one, haha.

Hobbes is completely from scratch, the head was built over a plastic canvas base. The base was covered in foam and the fabric was pieced over it. I made feet out of canvas sneakers covered in foam and fabric, and the suit was from a pajama pattern with the addition of a tail, stripes, and the belly piece. I also modified the pattern so that the torso ran long and the legs ran short, to make the appearance of Hobbes' short legs.

We had a ton of fun taking pictures out at a conservation area in town... (photo credit to my wonderful coworker, Sammy!) can't wait for Halloween next year, when we get to try to top this one!
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Syonker Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would love to know if you have a pattern or instructable on this. Really want to do this one this year.
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estranged-illusions Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly no patterns or instructables - it was a lot of making it up as I went along.
I did use a pattern for onesie pajamas for the body, but altered the way the legs fell - other than that it was all trial and error!
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sfish24 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Would you ever consider selling the head piece to the hobbes costume? I am looking to do this costume this year, and it is hard to find a tiger costume that is accurate, and I don't have time to create. How long did the headpiece take?
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estranged-illusions Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The headpiece is staying in my wardrobe for awhile yet, it's lined up for a few costumes over the years. I worked on the head on and off for a few weeks, I'm not sure how many hours I put into it. It was pretty smooth sailing once I started.
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paulwellerfan79 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I used to read Calvin and Hobbes comics when I was little. You actually made them come to life here! Thanks so much for sharing this! :tighthug:
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estranged-illusions Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the kind words!
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Starry-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Well this just makes my heart glad ^__^

So very wonderful!
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estranged-illusions Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a heap!
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Sibsy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Filmographer
so awesome...you've captured the essence of them in all your pics too :D
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estranged-illusions Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch - I think we took about 200 pics, it was hard to pick favourites!
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