Published on February 25th, 2013 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Cuddle elephant to costume

Materials: Ikea elephant Kapplar

Description: My 4-year-old asked for an elephant costume for carnival. Since I prefer to make her costumes myself, but did not have the time to shape an entire animal out of fabric, I was looking for a shortcut.

Cleaning up my daughters toys, I discovered Ikea’s cuddle elephant Kapplar could contain a toddler, with some clever adjustments.

I made sleeves and leg warmers out of his legs and used his head to make an elephant mask. A very durable costume, not for toddlers only: with a little effort, it even fits me!

See more of the elephant costume.

~ Riet, Belgium

More hacks on
Billy, the bedside table and shoes keeper
Ikea Malm Closet drawers

The Author

Jules IKEAHacker

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

17 Responses to Cuddle elephant to costume

  1. Wanda says:

    Great idea! Who says all hacks have to involve home decor? :)

  2. WOW this is terrific. Love it!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love it! Very cute!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely adorable, great hack!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I loved it so much I was going to do it too. But they’ve discontinued this product! :( You did a wonderful job on this and your daughter is adorable in it!

  6. bizzybee says:

    Zo tof!!!! Echt een geweldig idee en mooi uitgevoerd!

  7. Lisa says:

    That is so clever!

  8. louize says:

    this is wonderful – very cool, and very cute elephant :)

  9. Anonymous says:

    best and most creative hack for 2013 has my vote!!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wow. Impressive. Hack of the year so far.

  11. Anonymous says:

    very very cute and creative! i’m in agreement that this should definilely be a contender for hack of the year. i’m on this website a lot and have never seen anyone do anything like this!

  12. Laurel says:

    This is truly delightful. What a great idea.

  13. Maggie says:

    Should be nominated for Hack of the Year 2013 :)

  14. Anonymous says:

    Very creative and your daughter is adorable -very sweet!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Oh my god, you cut an elephant into pieces!! I hope the teddy bear wasn’t looking.

  16. Pingback: Halloween Costumes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Back to Top ↑

  • CoverCouch
  • Vote now! Ends 25 Jan.

    HOTY 2014

    IOTY 2014

Twitter Auto Publish Powered By :