Handmade Dumbo & Timothy Costumes With Primary

The new Tim Burton’s live action Dumbo opens in theaters everywhere March 29th, 2019! I can't wait for this movie. I think it is going to be amazing. I love all Disney movies and I think each one teaches important life lessons. I wanted to share some life lessons that I am teaching Carter and Kennedy when watching the original Dumbo movie and how to make easy non sew Dumbo and Timothy costumes with Primary.

We watch Disney movies daily in our house. Dumbo is an old favorite and such a classic. I tell the kids all the time, "don't just fly, soar!"  I try to tell Carter and Kennedy when it comes to friends quality matters more than quantity. Like in Dumbo, Timothy the mouse is Dumbo's only friend and he is loyal. Dumbo did not have any friends except for Timothy. Sometimes one is enough.

Nothing even comes close to a mother's love. Just play Baby Mine from Dumbo and you will understand.  A mother will do everything to protect her children from anything and that is exactly like Dumbo and his mother.

Our differences make each of us special. Dumbo is teased because of his big ears, but they are his greatest asset. They make him unique. I tell the kids, "what makes you different is what makes you special."  I want to celebrate my kids unique characteristics and I want to make sure my kids do the same with others.

Believe in yourself. Dumbo did not think he could fly and thought he needed a magic feather to do so. But he really had the ability to fly the whole time, he just had to believe that he could. Like I tell the kids, "if you have faith in yourself you can do anything you put your mind to."  As long as you believe you can, anything is possible.

I made these Timothy and Dumbo costumes for fun. My kids love dressing up and these costumes required no sewing and were so easy. I got the the red dress and grey pajama set from Primary. They have everything, and I mean everything! They have tees, tanks, polos, dresses, bathing suits, shorts, sweatshirts, sweaters, leggings, pants, sweats, skirts, pajamas, socks, underwear, tights, rompers, and more! I think it is important for kids to be confident on the inside and out, and Primary can help with that!  Besides the clothing from Primary, the supplies I needed were a glue gun, headbands ( I found them at the Dollar Store), yellow ribbon, and felt (grey, light pink, red, yellow, black, brown, and white).  My ribbon and all the felt I bought were from Joann Fabrics.

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Timothy's Hat:

Glue 1″ yellow felt to bottom of red felt for hat (3″ x 7.5″).   Glue the ends together.

I used a 1/3 measuring cup to trace a red circle for the top of the hat and a black circle for the bottom of the hat to use as the cap.  Glue red circle to the top of the hat, and the black circle to the bottom of the hat. Make sure you have a little overhang of black to form the cap.

Glue the bottom of the white feather to the small yellow piece, then glue yellow piece to center of red cap.  This white feather and small yellow piece I just free handed and traced.

Timothy's Ears:

Glue pink centers to brown outer ears.  For the ears I just used the bottom of a 1 cup measuring cup to trace the ears.  Glue the hat to center of headband. Glue ears, one on each side of the hat.

Timothy's Dress or Shirt:

The red dress is from Primary.  Cut yellow pieces of felt, and glue to the front of the dress. The oval shapes are glued to the shoulder.  I free handed all of this.  But you basically need 2 oval shapes for the shoulders, 4 round circles for the chest, and 2 long strips for the chest.

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Dumbo's Hat:

I just drew a template of a hat and cut it out and glued it onto the headband towards the left. For the ears glue pink centers to grey outer ears and glue them to the headband.  I free handed the ears and hat for Dumbo.

This is how I drew the hat and how I drew almost every template I needed if I did not trace it from something that I already had.

Dumbo's Outfit:

The grey pajama set is from Primary.  Dumbo's ruffle is 2 pieces of red felt that each measure 12x6".  I glued the 2 pieces together at the ends to make one long piece.  I glued one long piece of yellow ribbon towards the bottom of the red felt from each end.  I hand stitched the top of the red felt until the ruffle was gathered.  Knot the ends and spread the ruffle out evenly.  

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From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure DUMBO expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose over sized ears make him a laughing stock in an already struggling circus.  When they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger than life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets. I cannot wait to see this!  It will be in theaters March 29th.

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