A few days ago, my husband and I were invited to a Halloween party. I already had a costume picked out...I love Halloween, I dress up every year...party or NO party, lol. But Matt didn't really have anything in mind. So I went to Kmart and bought 2 cheap sweatshirts and came up with...a FLYING MONKEY! This process has probably been done for many a school play or dress up, but here's my process.
*Since it is a last minute thing, feel free to use tape, glue or staples to attach your components to the sweatshirt :o)
I bought one hoodie for Matt to wear and the other to cut out my pieces. Using a cardboard box (Matt also happens to be a Cheerios fiend, so we have plenty of boxes around the house), draw out whatever ear shape you want...make sure it's a little bigger than you want to allow for seams.
For the tail, I cut off the bottom band of the sweatshirt, folded it in half, long ways, right sides together and sewed it down one side. To turn it out is a huge pain, so I stopped half way, lol. BUT this worked to my advantage because it practically stuffed it's self!
For the wings, I had some old fabric on hand, used the other side of my handy Cheerios box and made a wing pattern, cut out, pinned and sewed together, just like with the ears. BUT, I sewed all the way around, no need to turn out, I just trimmed up the uneven edges.
And Viola! A flying monkey is born!