I saw a camel costume in the supermarket and was sorely tempted to buy it.

Really tempted.

But, of course I didn’t.

Instead I decided that the costume had to cost nothing (or I may as well have bought the supermarket version)

and that it could only take me 2 hours to make (as he’s only wearing it for that long).

So this is what he got:

And old pair of pjamas that don’t really fit,

a cardboard hat

and a vest made out of an old blanket.


For the humps I cut out two big blanket circles, made them into cones, gathered them and then stuffed them with wadding.

I must say I was pretty pleased with myself.

And Joe liked it:















12 Responses to “Camel”

  1. Mary Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 11:34 am

    As he should – it looks amazing!

    me – I would have gone for the supermarket option i’m afraid!

  2. ginny Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 11:36 am

    if your wee man is pleased then that is a real result… well done … he looks very sweet… enjoy the performance tomorrow x

  3. trashalou Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Oh! Can you call a camel Joe? Be careful, I have heard they spit.

  4. Ali Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Camel-tastic! Love his expression (the camel’s, well, Joe’s too of course).

  5. Judith Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Wonderful, I’m sure it will be a big hit.

  6. wonderwoman Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    just brilliant!!!

  7. Julie Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    it’s a great costume – the humps are perfect!

  8. Gramps Says:
    December 11th, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Is that a camel I see eating breakfast in your kitchen?

  9. Pat Sieler Says:
    December 11th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Don’t you just love little boys, with their willingness to join in the creativity and fun. I had one like that. Does your’s stand by the sewing machine offering suggestions and is so excited that you keep going beyond the start on making dinner?
    I love little boys and their willing mothers.

  10. julia Says:
    January 7th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Why was Joe a camel ?

  11. Linda Says:
    March 15th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Reminds me of the days when my boy (now 18) wore his dragon suit constantly! It started as a Halloween costume, but ended up as daily houseware. He would roar about the house endlessly. Three at the time. Sweet memory of boyhood. Thanks to Joe for triggering the good thoughts!

  12. Alex Says:
    September 1st, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you for posting this. I needed to make 4 camel costumes for work and this gave me some really good inspiration.

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