Thursday, October 20, 2011

DIY Phineas and Ferb Costumes

Disney Channel's Phineas and Ferb is a HUGE hit at my house.
And, I'll admit it...I like it too.
They remind me of Saxon and Bridger.

I looked online for some costumes, but all they had were huge Phineas and Ferb heads, where the face opening is in Phineas and Ferb's neck.  They were really expensive and not cute.  We decided to make our own.

After a trip to Wal-mart and a trip to Goodwill, I found everything that I needed to transform Saxon and Bridger into Phineas and Ferb.  And of course Dalton has got to be Agent P.

Here's what you need:
Cowboy accessory kit from Wal-mart ($4.98)
White polo from Wal-mart ($5)
Perry the Platypus shirt from Wal-mart ($7)
Girl's purple sweats from Wal-mart ($4)
Orange striped shirt - already had from Target during the summer.  
(I did see some at Wal-mart though...)
Blue shorts from Goodwill ($1)
yellow/orange tights and ducky feet
(borrowed from a friend who bought the baby chicken costume from costco)
Colored hair spray from Wal-mart ($1.29)
Black ribbon, safety pins, hot glue (already had but can get from anywhere)
-I started by wrapping the black ribbon around the cowboy had to make the Agent P hat.
-Then I measured the sweats on Saxon to the length that I wanted and cut them off.  Since sweats don't fray, I didn't even hem them :)
-I bought Dalton's Perry shirt in Saxon's size so that Saxon could wear it after we use it for Halloween.  There are lots of tutorials about how to turn a shirt into a romper, but since I wanted to keep the shirt, I just rolled it up between his legs and pinned it from the inside with a big safety pin.
And now, I'd like to present:
and the whole cast...
These were the perfect costumes for them.
Two crazy, smart, adventurous brothers
pretending to be
two crazy smart adventurous brothers.
Of course since we were at the park, we had to act out the cartoon.
I was assigned to be Candace and Aunt Brittany was assigned to be Isabella.
Every time they tried something new, I was required to scream
"You are SO BUSTED!"
Onlookers were probably starting to wonder about us...(LOL)
And Baby Dalton/Perry the Platypus had to keep up with all the action.
 So...what do you think?

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  1. SO cute! it was pretty funny to see those other people at the part looking at us like we were CRAZY!!! lol
    I love how they turned out though, and even better the boys loved it!

  2. Aw, your kids look just adorable in their new costumes!

    Take care,

  3. Super cute!

    I am going to have to show this post to my husband. Him and my daughter watch this show together all the time (only, my daughter is 4 months old and doesn't watch, so it's clearly just him watching. shh!)

  4. Ha ha...this is great! Amazing idea! Your boys look like the fit the part just right!

  5. Just had to say thanks... I googled Phineas and Ferb Costume idea and found this! I found everything I needed at Walmart... perfect for my 3 little boys ages 8-3. Thanks so much. You save Halloween!

  6. I think we might just be doing this next year. Too late for this year, and maybe by next year my baby boy will want in on the action, so I can convince him to be Agent P. Like Cathy, I found this in a Google search. Thanks for listing where you found everything; that will save me a lot of trouble.

  7. So so cute!!! Such a great cartoon too! I love that they wanted to be this!