This costume was super fun and a little more involved than my others!
Creating a Timon costume will take you just a couple of extra steps but it’s still really fun to make!
I was sent the outfits for these projects courtesy of Primary.com but that doesn’t change my opinions! I’ll always be honest with you about the products I review.
I didn’t actually take a “what you need” photo for this one for some reason, so I’m sorry for that! But you will need:
- The Zip Romper in WHITE from Primary.com
- Brown felt or material (I couldn’t find the right brown in felt so I used fabric (a .97 ‘fat quarter’ from Walmart)
- Light brown or tan felt for the tail
- If you want to make a “Luau” costume addition, grab some green felt and pink felt.
- Tea bags
This Timon costume will probably take you a couple of days to complete, fair warning!
I coudn’t find the right shade of brown on Primary’s website so I decided to make my own! I have dyed things with tea before and thought it was the perfect color for Timon!
I don’t have any scientific method for dying things with tea, but here’s what I did for this costume:
Using about 5-10 teabags (black tea), I submerged the zip footie in boiling water with the tea bags. I laid the spoon on top of the footie to keep it submerged and would come around and stir it every few hours to make sure the entire garment got dyed.
Ideally you want to let this soak in the tea overnight for a darker color.
Once the sleeper has soaked in the tea for 24 hours or so, wring it out, rinse it, and wash on cold.
I only let this one soak for about 16 hours or so, so my color didn’t get as deep as it could have, but I am still happy with the result!
I cut out the stripes by folding the fabric in half and cutting it in a half boomerang type of shape. I made some bigger and some smaller so I could have them down her back smallest to largest.
The tail was easy…just cut a long triangle and then a smaller one of the darker brown for the tip of the tail. If you want to get fancy, you can create a funnel effect with felt, stuff it with cotton and sew it shut.
I decided last minute to make this a two way costume! Regular Timon and Luau Timon.
The Luau costume was really simple too! I just cut a bunch of flower shapes out of some light pink felt I had and I hot glued them to each other to create a lei.
I used dark green felt to make the grass skirt. Since she’s little I only needed one sheet of felt (it was a longer one) and I added some sticky velcro so I could add and remove the skirt easily.
Top it off with a floral bow and you have Timon dressed in drag, ready to hula!
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