I know cotton candy has re-entered the scene recently and is all over the blogosphere but, not to sound like a hipster or anything, I swear I’m its most devoted/long-standing fan.
Ask anyone who knows me, my two favorite flavors are bubble gum and cotton candy (ok theres three, I also love cake batter. Wait. And BBQ sauce. But that doesn’t really fit in with the theme of this post so…). I always chose cotton candy flavored anything when it’s available and its the first thing I head for at fairs and carnivals! I have never stopped loving you, cotton candy. But of course, you know that.
This year to pay my homage to the most delicious, and one of the most magical, candies to have ever been invented, I decided to dress my friend’s tiny baby up as a pink, fluffy cone of the sweet stuff!
Ok. Nothing makes a cuter cotton candy than an itty bitty baby, am I right?! It’s almost a sweetness overload! Baby’s don’t care about being sort of goofy and in fluffy costumes so they’re the perfect fit for this suit although it could certainly be cute on a grown up! I’m just more personally into the simple adult costumes and letting the kids be wild!
This costume only requires a few simple steps and its still comfy for baby so there shouldn’t be a fuss. Plus, we used long sleeves and leggings so it’s plenty warm. Feel free to layer underneath it as well if you need to. Even if you’re not dressing up a sweet lil babe, just look at this darling honey face! Are you kidding me?!
Click through to see more of this candy baby (and DIY instructions. But mostly, cute baby).
- pink onesie //
- white leggings //
- optional pink bow/headband //
- hot glue and gun //
- polyester batting //
- pink spray paint (I used Krylon Ballet Slipper) //
I found our perfect onesie and the white leggings at H&M. The batting I pulled out from a throw pillow form I wasn’t using and the spray paint we used was Krylon Ballet Slipper. Just give your batting a nice coating of paint, doesn’t need to be perfect.
After painting the batting, pull it apart and roughly glue it all over the torso of your onesie. The great thing about batting is that it’s super forgiving so just smush and press it on there till you’re happy with the look of it! I didn’t go down the sleeves but that’s certainly an option! Any other color of cotton candy would be simply adorable as well. I even thought it would be so cute to do a little strip of blue along the center like the bags of cotton candy you get at carnivals sometimes!
The possibilities are endless and this can certainly be adapted at an child, teen or adult costume too. I think for an adult, a white pencil skirt would be perfect! In fact, I almost made that costume for myself this year but I really do think this is more fit for a tiny munchkin. And aren’t you glad I thought that?! *lovey-eyed emoji*