Quailman Costume from Doug

By August 29, 2012 , , ,

Quailman-Doug-Costume-Tutorial-004Do you remember the Nickelodeon cartoon Doug? Do you remember his imaginary super hero self, Quailman?

One of our friends had a “Super Hero” themed birthday party, so I helped one of my BFF’s Kelsey make her costume. I went as Edna from the Incredibles since I made her costume.
I was working on this pretty quickly before the party, so I don’t have step by step photos, nothing was too complicated though.
We swapped out Porkchop for Quail-Squirrel, since the Alpha Gamma Delta mascot is a squirrel. Quail squirrel was outfitted with a red jersey scrap “Q” and a scrap cape fastened with a red ribbon.
We decided that a leather belt would be to heavy and uncomfortable to wear all evening so I whipped up a belt using 2 small d-rings and some webbing. I sewed the d-rings on first, then had Kelsey try it on, once we had the size right, I doubled over the excess webbing and sewed a pipe cleaner folded in half sandwiched between the two layers. To make it stand up I folded it up and tack stitched it so it would stay upright.
The cape was easy, it is 1 yard of bright red cotton, I folded over 1 of the short edges and sewed a casing, then using a safety pin I fished some red ribbon through the casing.
The shirt is just a green men’s tee-shirt. To add the “Q” I traced a “Q” onto some Heat n Bond Ultra Hold (Don’t forget to trace your Q backwards like I did!) After tracing the Q I ironed it to some scrap red jersey fabric. then carefully cut out the “Q” along my traced lines. Then you can iron the “Q” directly onto the shirt. (Since I forgot to mirror my “Q” I ended up tack stitching the Q to the shirt since we liked the shiny texture, and that way Kelsey can reuse the shirt in a future costume.
Other costume elements that were purchased were: khaki shorts, men’s tidy whiteys, and brown sneakers.
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  1. OMG. This is seriously fantastic. At first I didnt get it but after seeing the picture, I totally remember! Thank you for joining our hop!

  2. What a funny costume. I forgot about Doug!

    Thanks for participating in the Wednesday Walkabout!

    Chantal @ Scattered Seashells

  3. Hahahaha! Omg this is awesome. If I didn't have a costume already I would be stealing this! I might steal it for next year! Pinning right now! Thanks for linking up with the Walkabout!

  4. I love it! I'm surprised you didn't make a Hello Kitty costume though, I love her too! I am a follower of your blog on Facebook and would love if you could hop over to my new blog (http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/) and share the blog love. Have a great weekend!

  5. I loved Doug as a kid. What a grate costume!

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