DIY Dobby the House Elf baby costume, a Harry Potter Costume

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For last Halloween, baby sweet cheeks was Dobby the house elf. He was only 4 months old and he made the cutest little elf. Seriously, just look at that smile. 
Dobby the house elf costume

Dobby the house elf costume

DIY Dobby the House Elf Baby Harry Potter Costume


-  nylons
- hot glue or a sewing machine
- an old pillowcase or cream fabric

|| Basically I eyeballed a shape of what looked like Dobby's ears (pretty similiar to Yoda ears). Then I cut for felt pieces (two felt pieces for each ear)
|| I then sewed them together with ear contour lines in the middle. 
|| I then measured my baby's head. Then I took the waist part of some old nylons and cut two half circles from the nylons (see below).
|| Take your bottom piece of your hat and lay it down right side up. Then place your ears inside of the hat so the edge of the inner part of the ear is touching the edge of hat. Then place on top of ears the top part of hat, right side touching the ears. Then sew around edges except the bottom. And your done!
Dobby the house elf costume
And seriously, have you ever seen a cuter Dobby?

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  1. What a precious little one! Looks like he enjoyed dressing up and posing for you! :)

  2. I am currently reading the first Harry Potter to my girls, ages 4 and 6. I see a Harry Potter wand in their future. Too bad I didn't think of Dobby when they were babies.

    1. I can't wait to read them to my little boys. My 3 year old has seen the first movie and already loves it, but he still is a little to young to appreciate me reading to him.

  3. This is too cute! I love Harry Potter. I don't think my 4 or 8 year old would let me dress them up like this, but it is so, so fun! (And what a little cutie you have!)

    1. Babies are the best; they don't care what we dress them as.


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