Meet the Tweedles


I figure this is my last chance to dress the girls in novelty twin costumes seeing all they want to be are princesses. So I figured I better make this Halloween count. I have honestly laughed myself sick while making these costumes. (Notice the taller tweedle and how her costume fits so comfortably through the crotch.)



Getting started was tricky.
Redo #1: I bought broadcloth. Dumb. To get the girth I needed 4 way stretch. So I ended up with a poly lyrca something.
Redo #2: Do not use a clown pattern. I figured if I cut it on the fold I could eliminate the center seams and cut only a top and bottom portion. The finished product could have fit the before photos from Biggest Loser. Instead I cut it down dramatically keeping the belly huge. Success.
Redo #3: Hula hoops are too flimsy to stand up the the pressure this costume requires. I did learn that hula hoops are filled with water though. Sprinkler hose works surprisingly well and was only a couple of dollars.


Although they both want the be tweedle dee, (and do you blame them? Tweedle dum? No thanks.) the costumes were a huge hit.



And just in case you wondered:
year 1- Thing 1 & Thing 2
year 2- Chinese Olympic gymnasts (remember the controversy over the gymnasts ages?)
year 3- Laverne & Shirley



It was nice while it lasted. Bring on the princesses.

44 comments:

  1. I am thinking making these for my boys.
    What pattern you used?
    Did you actually cut sprinkler hose?
    How did you make these red pants so puffy?
    My email address is sakura.japan72@gmail.com

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  2. Yup, sprinkler hose! I'll email you Shiho with more specifics. Best of luck!

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  3. I want to make these for my two year old sons also. Can you email me with more information. First time to sew... tamarahelms@gmail.com Thank you so much!!! They are precious!!

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  4. My daughter, 11 grade, is going to be in a hight school play. I was also thinking clown, now I'm worried. I would really appreciate more information on your pattern. I wished there was a pattern at the fabric store, but I have not found one.
    Thanks rhondad@eatel.net

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  5. Could you please email me with more information. Would really appreciate it.

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  6. Love these! We are doing Alice in Wonderland for our elementary school play. We would live to have costumes like these. Could you please e-mail me your pattern and any other helpful hints? My email address is Amanda.dees8@gmail.com.

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  7. Love these! We are doing Alice in Wonderland for our elementary school play. We would live to have costumes like these. Could you please e-mail me your pattern and any other helpful hints? My email address is Amanda.dees8@gmail.com.

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  8. Hi love the costumes could you email me a pattern or further details of what materials were used please i'd love to make them for our fundraiser KhaidynsCause@live.com.au

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  9. hello! these are the most adorable costumes I have ever seen! I have twin girls 2.5 and would love to make these for halloween! i thought i would do the tweedledum tutus but these are to die for!!! I would so appreciate any info you could send on pattern, and materials, etc. thank you for putting this online. so so so cute!! last year my girls won a costume for being little bo peep and her sheep but this will definitely take the cake!! keri
    kerilurtz@gmail.com

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  10. These costumes are adorable!! If there's anyway you could send me some sort of pattern you used that would be amazing warrenchelsea@ymail.com
    Thank you so much!

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  11. I love this! Would you be willing to send me more details? I would really appreciate it! :) jillholyoak@gmail.com

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  12. This is awesome! Doing an Alice in Wonderland theme this year with friend - would you kindly email me the pattern. Melendez_Omar@outlook.com :)

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  13. They are amazing! Would you mind sending the pattern to me as well? I'm doing Alice in Wonderland with my 10 month old :)

    Ccschuler33@gmail.com

    Thank you so much! !

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  14. These costumes are so awesome!! My friend and I are dressing as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum this year. Would really love if you could also share the pattern and directions with me as well. Thank you so much!! Nadikasam@yahoo.com

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  15. Please send me the pattern or info..I love it! Or if your willing to sell them... thanks!! Honeychild222@gmail.com

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  16. These are the best ones I have seen. If you would be willing to share what pattern or ideas how I can make these for a 10 and 11 year olds for a play I would appreciate it. Thanks. Lilone22@juno.com

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  17. These are great!!
    My friends and I are pretty big into cosplay and I was hoping to one year convince them to all go as Alice in Wonderland characters…
    If you wouldn't mind emailing me more details about how you made these costumes??
    rebecca-smith@shaw.ca
    Thank you in advance, I look forward to hearing from you.

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  18. These are the cutest Tweedles I have seen. (The models really add personality). I would like to use this idea in the play I am designing for our high school. Would you mind emailing me more information, ie pattern, materials etc.
    Thank you so much.
    lacomsa@juno.com

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  19. These are the best costumes! I don't know if you are still emailing details, but I would love any tips you are willing to send. My boys were Oompa loompas last year, but this might be the last year as matching costumes since superheroes are king around here.

    Thank you!
    songsummers@hotmail.com

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  20. these are awesome! Could you send more information so that we can make these in time for Halloween?
    Thanks!!
    Chloechildress06@gmail.com or
    Kendallgolden847@gmail.com

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  21. these are awesome! Could you send more information so that we can make these in time for Halloween?
    Thanks!!
    Chloechildress06@gmail.com or
    Kendallgolden847@gmail.com

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  22. would love the pattern thx idahogirl383@gmail.com

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  23. Hi Heidi, what a genius! I am going to add myself to the list of admirers. Can you send me your patterns? Thanks

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    1. Sorry, got caught up in excitement of seeing your idea that I forgot to give you my email: williamrernst@comcast.net

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  24. Hi Heidi,
    This looks great. Wonderful job. I want to make these for my 6 year old son. Do you think it will be good for him? Can you email me more details.
    dubey.nirja@gmail.com
    Thanks

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  25. Hi-could I have more details? I am in charge of creating costumes for our school play. I'd love to recreate this with our tweedles. Did you use a Pattern? any info would be appreciated.
    Thank you kindly,
    Karla
    Travkurtz@aol.com

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  26. I would love details also!! My son and his best friend are these characters for this summers play production! Jnamcd@comcast.net. Amy McDaniel

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  27. This are great! Can you email me how to make, I'm very challenged in the sewing department! Thanks so much
    Nalu70@hotmail.com

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  28. Yes please I love these! My boys turn 3 this year so I was wanting to do this. Jensanchez13@gmail.com. Thank you for the info/pattern/details/instructions!

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  29. I would love to make these for my two boys! Can you email me the pattern and instructions? jaime.troman@gmail.com

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  30. Love this! If possible, I would love the specifics. peacecrane(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Can you please email me detailed instructions? I LOVE these (and so will my boys) :)
    kmcbryar@gmail.com

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  32. Hello. My friend and I are wanting to dress like this for our school storybook parade. I would really appreciate more specifics and information on how to make these awesome costumes. Thanks! Teamregalado(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE these costumes and would love to dress my 5 year old twins up like Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum this year for Halloween. The problem is I don't know how to sew =( Would you ever consider selling the finished costume? If not, I do work with a seamstress, is there any way you could send me the pattern? Thank you so much... you are so talented!! My e-mail is riturriria@gmail.com

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  34. I would also love your pattern if you are willing to email me with it.
    These are adorable!
    korryng@yahoo.com

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  35. Hey I love this idea! Would you mind sending me directions on your DIY I would totally appreciate it.

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  36. can you send it to me as well? Thanks sillya79@hotmail.com

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  37. Hi my daughter wants to be tweedle dee for Halloween, could you send the pattern for the costumes? Also, is it possible to make the pattern bigger as my daughter is older than yours, my email is alisonpaddy@telus.net
    Thank you so much!

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  38. OH MY WORD!!! This is the cutest thing ever. I want to do this with a coworker of mine for our school's Read for the Record day where we dress up as book characters. Would you please send me the pattern and/or any instructions for hoe to make this? My email is alisonstacey@bellsouth.net
    Thank you!!

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  39. Love it! Can you email me your pattern or instructions on how you made these. Thanks! Email: lizondmv@nvbell.net

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  40. These are so cute! Could you send me the details on how you made them? My email is njunderwood1990@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  41. HI there! I have boy/ girls twins looking to have them do this as well. I am a novice sewer- can you email me the info if you get a chance? Thank you!
    mryan5678@gmail.com

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  42. Too cute! I would love the pattern, please. nosierosie9@gmail.com

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