Calvin and Hobbes Halloween Costume

I loved the Calvin and Hobbes comics growing up. I own all the books and just loved reading them. My parents always teased me about having a little Calvin when I grew up. Well, I do have a very blond, very active little boy so I thought it would be perfect to have him be Calvin for Halloween.
I decided to make a little Hobbes that I hand basted onto his back. I used this free Hobbes pattern and tutorial. I didn't do all the hand stitching as was suggested to make it easier on myself.
When I first put Hobbes on his back he kept walking in a circle to see what it was.
I had white and black striped fabric and after looking everywhere, I couldn't find any red and black striped fabric. I dyed the fabric I had three different times and still couldn't get the true red that I wanted.  I just made a basic short sleeved shirt from this pattern.
I also made his pants from girl pants. They are pretty tight; I didn't make enough room for his diaper, so it's a good thing that it is a stretch fabric.
To make our costumes easy, my husband and I dressed up as Calvin's parents. I got my husband some dollar store glasses and popped out the lens. My husband came up with the idea to make little word bubbles with a classic saying. I think it added the perfect touch. Mine says, "You're not sorry you had Calvin, are you?" My husband's says, "Are you?"
Happy Halloween!


  1. Ha! That is so cute!!!

  2. Awesome! I love Calvin and Hobbes too. Great Hobbes!

  3. So cute, and super funny. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is so adorable! You guys are so creative, I love it!

  5. this is so cute! I loved reading calvin when I was younger (still do!)

  6. you are one creative woman!


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