Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Girl Scout Cookie Costumes






 Sitting at a cookie booth outside of a local grocery store, a fellow Girl Scout mom and myself were inspired by the little cookie characters on the cookie boxes. We thought it would be great to have costumes for the girls to wear when we sell cookies. As an after thought we realized how cute it would be for them to dress up as cookies in the upcoming "Do Dah" parade. I definitely didn't know what I was getting myself into when I said I would do it. I was the only sewing momma in the group so I was on my own. I did enlist my mom for some help on cutting and design ideas. She was so helpful. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, there are a few minor things that bug me, but I'm sure no one else will notice, so I won't point them out :) 

Before we used the cookies again I decided to add a little sash with the names on the Tagalong and Thin Mint. It was a quick 1 hour project to make the 2 sashes and I think they make the cookies a lot more recognizable. The sash and letters are made out of felt. I printed out letter stencils online, traced them on the felt, cut the letters out, and hot glue them onto the sash.

Next on the craft list is Tutus with all of the color of the daisy pedals. That is an easy craft and I'm teaching the other moms how to make them as well. It should be fun!


I have finally written out a tutorial for this project! http://projectbonbon.blogspot.com/2013/02/girl-scout-cookie-costume-tutorial.html 

If you're not feeling crafty but still want a cookie costume, feel free to contact me. I have been making these for sale as I'm able. I have made a listing on my Etsy shop, stop over there and check them out. If you have any questions send me an email ramiah_johnson@yahoo.com

10 comments:

  1. These are adorable. Do you have any suggestions for making them? Did you get photos of the girls in the costumes?

    Keep up the good work!

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  2. Thanks! My biggest suggestion is to use felt! I used knit fabric for the first one (Samoa) and it doesn't stand on it's own as well, I had to add a dowel to it. I used two pieces of felt for the shoulder straps, after realizing that ties for the first one were time consuming and unnecessary. I used ribbon for ties on the sides.

    I added a picture of the girls in the costumes in the post. We can't wait to use these again come cookie selling time! :)

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  3. Wow!! Super cute!! Your Trefoil turned out amazing!! Great job!!

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  4. These turned out great! I hope I can pull something like this off too! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Can we buy some of these from you for a parade?

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  6. Which cookies are you interested in and when would you need them buy? Email me at ramiah_johnson@yahoo.com

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  7. Which cookies are you interested in and when would you need them buy? Email me at ramiah_johnson@yahoo.com

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  8. Your tutorial was well written, pictures were instructional, and I couldn't have made our own thin mint costume without your help! Thank you berry munch! ;)

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  9. Love the costumes, I help run the cookie cupboard and I'm our service unit cookie manager. We would love to have some costumes. How much do you charge?

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  10. Do you sell these? I would love to buy 3 of them!

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