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Yip Yip Martian Costume from Sesame Street

by Cheryl Smith
(Maple Hts., OH USA)

Yip Yip Martian Costume

Yip Yip Martian Costume

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How I Made My Sesame Street Yip Yip Costume

I got the idea for this Yip-Yip martian costume while searching online and I knew I just had to make it! I just loved these alien characters from Sesame Street when I was a kid!

I used a few yards of crushed panne velvet for the body and a yard of black chiffon for the martian's mouth.

Cut a hole for the mouth and use hot glue to attach 3-4 layers of chiffon over the hole, and I used velcro for the top half of the mouth so you could open up the hole to be able to eat or drink or for a breath of air!!

It gets a little warm under there!

For the lip, I glued in a foam flower wreath - about a 10-inch circle and you hold on to that inside the costume to move the mouth up and down.

Foam balls form Yip-Yip's eyes and pipe cleaners twisted together form the antennae! Cut vertical strips in the fabric on the bottom to make the tentacles.

I got lots of compliments this Halloween on my homemade Yip-Yip martian costume!

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