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Katamari Damacy Baby Costume

Katamari Baby!

She’s the Prince. And that costume too waaaaaay too long to make!

Katamari Baby!

Katamari PrinceI think she looks pretty cute, even if you aren’t familiar with the Katamari games. Of course, if you’re confused you can visit the official Katamari website (fair warning: there is music), or consult the all-knowing Wikipedia. And then there’s always YouTube (na na na na na na na na na, Katamari Damacy).

Happy Halloween!

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  • lisa
    November 1, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    i’m not familiar with them but my-oh-my how CUTE she is in it!

  • Molly
    November 1, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    My girls love that game – and this costume. It’s really cute. Have you ever seen the cool Katamari t-shirts on Panic Goods?

  • lesley
    November 1, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    i think my heart just broke from happiness. i certainly lost some hearing cause i went SQUEEEEE really loud.

  • Bonnie
    November 1, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I don’t know what Katamari is but that’s one cute Eleanormari!!!!!

  • natalyn
    November 1, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Oh my gosh…that’s hilarious and adorable. I, too, went “Squeeee!” inside!

  • Cynthia
    November 1, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    LOVE love love it! So funny :)

  • Amanda
    November 1, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    You did a great job with making this costume! She looks so cute.

    November 1, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I’m not familiar with the games, but that costume looks so complicated to make! Kudos to you, super-Mama!

  • Kelly
    November 1, 2009 at 5:52 pm


    I saw a Link from Zelda baby costume a few months back and made the mistake of showing my husband. I have a feeling once we get around to having a kid, that will be Halloween #1 without any say from me.

  • Amanda
    November 1, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    That is hilarious!! SOOO cute!! Great job sewing the outfit.

  • Mel @ this girl and that guy
    November 1, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    That is the CUTEST thing i’ve ever seen. Also, I loved her 6 month photo, too. Love it!

  • Sarah @ Dream In Domestic
    November 1, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Gosh she looks adorable! I have never heard of the game, but either way it’s a great costume!

  • Simone
    November 1, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. I ADORE KATAMARI. I can’t believe I never thought of it for a Halloween costume! If she came to my door, she would get so much extra candy. OHMYGOODNESS. I just can’t get over this. ♥!!!!!

  • Keri
    November 1, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Oh my gosh, she looks so adorable! I love the costume and am so impressed with your skills!!

  • Your mother
    November 1, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    You rocked the sewing skills and E rocks the costume. So very adorable!

  • Audrie
    November 1, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    That’s so cute!!! Amazing job with the costume btw!

  • Amanda
    November 1, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Awesome costume!

  • Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog
    November 1, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I love Katamari! I could tell what she was right away :).

  • lori
    November 1, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    super job nicole!

  • Jesselyn
    November 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I never would have guessed you liked Katamari, love the costume! She is sooooooo cute!

  • Desiree Fawn
    November 1, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I love that carpet ^_^ Haha, I know this is all about the costume, but I had to say it!

  • Jenn
    November 1, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    So cute!

  • Sierra
    November 1, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    What a cutie…Eleanor looks adorable and nice work on the costume!

  • Amy
    November 1, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I love Katamari! What an awesome idea.

    DId she roll around the house and were things sticking to her?

  • bunny
    November 1, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Her costume is adorable? How did you make the head thingy? I love katamari.

  • robin
    November 1, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    holy cuteness! and oh my goodness, look at her little legs!

  • Sandi
    November 2, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Very cute!

  • Josh (in Wonderland)
    November 2, 2009 at 1:16 am

    NICOLE. you are my freakin hero!

    best little-one costume. ever.

  • LindaS
    November 2, 2009 at 5:42 am

    That is fantastic! Brilliant costume!

  • Indrek
    November 2, 2009 at 7:00 am

    That’s pretty cute.

  • Carrie @ CarrieCan
    November 2, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Just when I thought you couldn’t dress her up any cuter… :)

  • Mary B
    November 2, 2009 at 7:58 am

    BRILLIANT costume! Another funny costume I saw was someone dressed their cute chubby little tyke as Gus Gus from Cinderella. Great job on the costume!!

  • Bordeaux
    November 2, 2009 at 8:46 am

    You’re girl looks like the most adorable nut ever! Way cool costume. I can only imagine it is going to become more fantastic each year? Love the name Eleanor as well. It’s beautiful.

  • Amber
    November 2, 2009 at 9:31 am

    OMG! So adorable. You did a great job on the costume! What a great idea!

  • Carol Anne
    November 2, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I LOVE the Katamari games, and that is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!! :D

  • Cassie
    November 2, 2009 at 10:59 am

    you did a great job making her costume. she looks so cute!

  • Janis
    November 2, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Soo adorable! I’m so impressed with your sewing skills!!

  • Chelsey
    November 2, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Love this! Katamari’s probably my favorite video game. You did a great job! Wouldn’t it be hilarious if someone dressed up as the king of all cosmos! (not a baby, of course!)

  • Kari H
    November 2, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    A labor of love, for sure! How cute, though!! :)

  • Tracey
    November 2, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    oh my gosh! just burst out laughing when this page opened! I love the Katamari games! my boyfriend calls me Katamari when we go shopping, he says i can fill a basket with a huge amount of rubbish in no time! She looks adorable (funny though) possibly my favourite image of the week!

  • Mrs Soup
    November 2, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Oh man, that is SO CUTE!!!

  • Down and Out Chic
    November 2, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    cutest baby costume EVER!

  • Mim
    November 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    OMG! We <3 Katamari at our house! My son was uber-excited when I showed him Eleanor's picture. Last year for Halloween, he dressed as Kuro. No one knew who he was, but he was happy with it.

  • Bundled
    November 2, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I don’t know one thing at all about Katamari but what I do know is that she is the most adorable trick-or-treater ever!!

  • Deidre
    November 2, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Wow! Girl, you’ve got skills. Surely she stood apart from the sea of bumblebees and daisies out and about for Halloween.

  • Condo Blues
    November 2, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Thank you thank you thank you for not doing the traditional baby Halloween costume. Best. Baby. Costume. Ever.

  • Jay Zuz
    November 3, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Yuck! Babies suck! Messy slobbering crapping sloths.

  • crispix
    November 3, 2009 at 5:43 am

    adorable!!!!!!!!!! an a great custom! hurra for you!!!! yepiiiiii

  • Ann
    November 3, 2009 at 7:36 am

    oh my, what a cutie patootie. look at her face!

  • Leah
    November 3, 2009 at 8:37 am

    OMG that is a great costume! Such a good game as well!

  • Sudhani
    November 3, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    pretty cute! the baby seems to enjoy it a lot!!


  • mary
    November 3, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    OhmyGod. She is totally adorable!

  • Nuit
    November 3, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    OMG, this is precious, Eleanor is so photogenic too!

  • Kat
    November 3, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Wow!!! that is AMAZING – did you make that by hand? where’d you get the pattern??

    she is adorable, I love the cheeks!

    I have a totally unrelated question – I have a few friends/family members that are having baby girls soon and I cannot think of a good gift for them, any suggestions?? We can’t afford anything expensive, but I’d love something unique and you have great taste.

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  • jennis
    November 3, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    just a fyi…Your cute baby (and costume) made it on the Daily What site.

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  • Emmie
    November 4, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Adorable! Props to you for making it, and for not defaulting to a pumpkin costume.

  • Helena
    November 4, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I think you just let your freak flag fly. Excellent!

  • Dayna Beck
    November 5, 2009 at 4:07 am

    This pretty much made my day.

  • Elisabet
    November 5, 2009 at 6:02 am

    I think this is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! :) This costume is one of the best I’ve ever seen. You rock.

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    November 5, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    OMG! that is the cutest costume/baby ever!

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    November 8, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh. Sooo funny!!!

  • Paula
    November 14, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    dear lord how adorable.

  • Manda
    November 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Absolutely adorable!! Great job!!

  • felicia
    November 28, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I have no idea what this is but baby Eleanor looks adorable. Then I came across this cross stitch pattern while looking for something to make for my brother in law and I had to share it with you

  • Maren
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    Hi there! I have it in my head that my 9 month old son will be the prince of the universe for his first halloween this year, so I have been searching online. This costume is very similar to how I envisioned what I would make. Can I ask a couple of questions about the construction of your design?

    What is the hat stuffed with? How did you get it to maintain it’s shape so well? I assume there’s some kind of layer against her head that keeps the stuffing in…how did you go about that?

    If this is all too complicated and obnoxious to explain, I understand, but it would help- thanks!

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    October 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    awwww did you see your little one was featured here? :(

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