Who else is excited about Disney’s new movie, Big Hero 6? Quinn has been counting down the days until we can see it. It’s October and costume season, so I though I would surprise him with a cute Baymax sweatshirt hoodie. Add red pants and you have an easy DIY Baymax costume. 🙂
This costume is actually easier than our DIY Olaf costume because its simply a red sweatshirt (which I think is easier to buy) and a few pieces of felt. No pipe cleaners or special carrot nose required!
Baymax Costume Materials
- Red Sweatshirt – it needs a hood but you can go with a pull over or zip up
- 2 pieces of purple felt – standard size (29¢ at Michaels)
- 1 piece of red felt – standard size
- 1 piece of white felt – standard size
- 1 piece of black felt – standard size
- needle & thread or fabric glue if you want to go that way….
I started by having Quinn try the sweatshirt so I could mark where I needed to attach the felt. Then I pulled up a picture of Baymax and matched up the design as best I could.
I found a standard piece of felt was the right width for us and then I could simply fold the corners in to create the sides.
Now you could get away with fabric adhesive or hot glue but I opted to just sew the felt. I think it’s more secure AND I still get do-overs if I’m unhappy with the placement… glue is usually more permanent!
Sewing is also the way to go if you are only using a red sweatshirt to temporarily make a costume, remove the stitches and you are back to a plain (boring) red sweatshirt.
The ears are simple red triangles, I actually cut out a square and folded it in half so it would have a little more substance than just a single triangle of felt. Add purple circles at the shoulders, wrists and ears.
The eye mask portion was a little tougher. On my first attempt (so glad I didn’t use glue), I simply sewed the face mask to the top of the hood. It was cute but stuck straight out like a visor (Elliot’s demonstrating it above).
My next attempt worked a lot better. I cut out a new white eye mask with a longer top part. This allowed me to sew the top edge of the mask on the inside of the hood. If you don’t want to freehand the mask, use the mask template I made from a Baymax picture.
The end result is a super cute Baymax sweatshirt that can easily be used as a Baymax costume if you added red sweat pants!
Check out this Big Hero 6 Trailer, it shows the silly scene Quinn is reenacting above.
Quinn is actually going as Emmet for our LEGO Movie family costume theme but I know this cute sweatshirt will get a lot of use when our weather finally cools down!
Big Hero 6 Ideas
- Hiro Hamada Costume
- Big Hero 6 Printable Coloring Pages and Activities
- Baymax Easter Eggs
- Big Hero 6 Chex Mix
- Baymax Rice Krispie Treats
- Baymax Cookies
This post was originally published October 22, 2014