Not only are these beanies cute and amazing, but they don’t have to just be worn to keep your head warm or as an everyday beanie. These beanies are also great to help complete a costume. I originally thought that these beanies I crocheted would be great for geeks to show off or represent their fandom. As Halloween started to approach last year I realized these crocheted beanies
could be used for more. First off this is a new unique way for kids or adults dressing up to finish their costume for either Halloween or any other event where they would dress up, such as Comic Con. Second, kids love dressing up for Halloween and attending the schools Halloween party or parade to show off their costumes. The only problem with this is that kids are not allowed to wear masks at school. What a better substitute for a mask than a handmade crocheted beanie?
Great for School Costumes!
Instead of a kid dressing as Iron Man and going to school without a mask, they could order a crocheted Iron Man beanie that doesn’t cover his face. A couple of the beanies I have that would be great to replace masks or are my Princess beanies I have, which are Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, Elsa, and Anna. Other ones that would be great replacements are my Iron Man beanie, Creeper beanie, Unicorn beanie, Hulk beanie, Elmo beanie, Jayne Hat, Mickey/Minnie Mouse beanies, Minion beanie, Scooby-Doo beanie, Thor beanie, My Little Pony beanie, Deadpool beanie, and Pikachu beanie. All of these beanies would be a great was to replace scratchy wigs or hot a sweaty mask that are hard to see through. You also get the great advantage of being able to wear the beanie any time outside of dressing up.
Another example is a little boy I made a crocheted Yoda beanie for. He was
dressing up as Yoda for Halloween and his mom had been looking around for a set of Yoda ears for him to wear. She finally found a pair that didn’t look too cheesy and ordered the online. When she got them she tried them on her son. The ears were too lose on his head and there was a chin strap to help keep the ears on. While he was wearing the ears he kept playing with the chin strap and tried to pull it off. At this time I had not crocheted a Yoda beanie yet. She thought of me and asked me if I would be able to crochet a Yoda beanie for her son. That was a design that was already on my list of to do beanies and her asking for one just sped up the process.
Mike Wazowski Costume
Around this same time I had another lady ask me if I could crochet her a Mike Wazowski beanie for her daughter. Her daughter and all of her daughters friends were dressing up as characters from Monsters Inc for Halloween. When she found out that I had already crocheted a Mike Wazowski beanie she wanted one for her daughter to help complete her costume. She ordered it because she thought her daughter would want it. When we delivered, she told us her daughter was so excited and couldn’t wait to try it one with her costume. I wasn’t able to get any pictures of the customers wearing the beanies, but I can just imagine how perfect they were for their costumes.
Snow White Costume
This last one, was the most recent costume beanie I have crocheted. When I made it though I didn’t know it was for a costume. This was my first Etsy order and I was so excited. It was also a surprise of which one she purchased,
it was a Snow White crocheted beanie. This was one of the beanies that didn’t have that much demand online or at Salt Lake Comic Con. After I sent it to her I made sure she received it and see what she thought of the beanie. She messaged back telling me that she loved it, she even included pictures of her wearing the beanie. She had purchased it to wear with her Snow White outfit on a trip to Disneyland. Her costume would have been fine without the beanie, but with the beanie it just completed the costume. She said she got a ton of complements on it when she wore it. Receiving a ton of complements at Disneyland about something Disney is a huge complement in my book!
To purchase any of these items go to my Etsy site or click on the photos above.