How-to make a Doc Hudson Costume

I made this for my grandson. His older brother got a McQueen (store bought) and my son said “Mom, I got a project for you, can you make Nick a costume, he wants Doc Hudson (from Cars movie). He loaded me up with a few toys that were “Doc” so I could see what I was supposed to make it look like. I bought the fabric using the sample toy for the color. Then decided that it needed to be stiff, and came up with glueing foam to the fabric. I cut the numbers 51 (doc’s number) out of felt, the door handles are actually silver gum wrappers, I found some “Cars” stickers and used them to dress it up a bit. I used hem binding and stuffed it with foam to use around the edges. The headlights are buttons I found in my sewing kit. I made 2 straps with black material and velcro. The straps hold it on his shoulders. All in all, my son was amazed that I came up with this. His son, Nick (my grandson) loves running around and saying “vrooooom” . (He just turned 2).

Things You’ll Need:

Blue material
foam
glue gun and sticks
buttons
eye balls
silver paint
black material
red material

Putting your Doc Hudson Together

Step 1: I bought the fabric using the sample toy for the color. Then decided that it needed to be stiff, and came up with glueing foam to the fabric.

Step 2: Then decided that it needed to be stiff, and came up with glueing foam to the fabric.

Step 3: I cut the numbers 51 (doc’s number) out of felt, the door handles are actually silver gum wrappers, I found some “Cars” stickers and used them to dress it up a bit.

Step 4: I used hem binding and stuffed it with foam to use around the edges. The headlights are buttons I found in my sewing kit.

Step 5: The headlights are buttons I found in my sewing kit. I made 2 straps with black material and velcro. The straps hold it on his shoulders

Submited by Susan Combs, Guyton GA

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