DIY Infant Russel Costume From Up!

Happy Halloween, everyone! We are so excited to be dressing up as a family for the first time, and after debating on what costumes to do, we ultimately decided to stick with the Pixar movie, Up. Today, I will be sharing how we created our Up characters’ costumes. I will warn you now that some items may be pricey, but we bought them knowing we will reuse or repurpose them. I tried my best to link everything, or at least provide alternatives.

This was the inspiration image I used to create Auggie’s outfit ensemble. You can also visit my Instagram where I saved a few behind the scenes stories into a highlight reel called “Russell, Up!

Auggie’s stats are: 25.5 in tall, Tops size 6mo, Bottoms size 3-6/6mo, Shoes size 6/6-9 mo.


1.) It was so hard to find a yellow collared top that I liked. I ended up getting a bodysuit because we tend to lift up his shirt when we’re holding. We ordered the 6 months size and it was a bit loose, but still fit true to size. Tip: You can order a white collared bodysuit and dye it yellow; I probably would have done this but I didn’t have enough time to do so.

2.) You would be surprised how hard it is to find dark brown shorts like Russell’s outfit. I opted to buy cheap sweatpants and cut them into shorts, but that was difficult to find as well! Fortunately, I found these pair of dark brown sweat pants in a 2-pack on Amazon (which worked out well because the we use the navy pants all the time now). I ordered the 6 months size and it runs true to size. Instead of cutting them, they are very stretchy and I was able to just fold the pants up to look like shorts.

3.) Jesse found a yellow infant cap on Amazon. It’s brighter than the shirt in person, but we didn’t mind. It’s a velcro strap, so you can adjust it accordingly to your baby’s head.

4.) I got Auggie some new socks at H&M and he wore the middle taupe color from the 3-pack. I believe I bought the 1-2.5 size and they fit perfectly.

5.) I purchased the shoes from Target in the 6-12mo size. It was a bit big on him, but he’ll grow into them.

6.) I bought an orange shirt from Party City and kept the scraps for future projects. I cut out a small strip of the shirt to make a mini bandana.


I created all of the extra details with materials I had at home. I will

1.) Sash: I used brown fabric from Joann’s. I love shopping there since they always have great deals, especially if you have the app! I estimated the length based on the yellow bodysuit, and then sewed it together.

2.) I used this transfer paper and cream colored felt. I already had felt at home, so I tried to link a similar one. The felt I have is thick and heavyweight. I printed out the badges to where they are each 1″ in diameter onto the transfer paper (scroll down to the end of the post for the image). Tip: make sure to print them mirrored (basically, flip the image horizontally because when you transfer it, it will be faced the correct way; I didn’t do this the first time, and after transferring the images, it ended up being backwards. What a waste!). Using the instructions provided with the transfer paper, I ironed it onto the felt and let it cool dry for a few minutes. Then, I individually cut out each felt piece to look like the badges. I made sure to keep them in order so that it was similar to Russell’s outfit. I also used a hot glue gun to glue on each “badge” onto the brown sash.

3.) I also printed out a mini version of the Wilderness Explorer Badge as an individual badge above his right chest (scroll down to the end of the post for the image). I carefully sewed the badge onto the bodysuit so that I can easily remove it and reuse the bodysuit.

4.) Then, I estimated a bigger size of another Wilderness Explorer Badge printable for his hat. I also sewed this gently onto the hat so that it can be easily removed.

5.) I found a png version of the USA flag and did the same process I did as the badges. I also sewed this onto the right sleeve of the yellow bodysuit. I could have made it smaller, but I was pressed for time.

6.) We purchased the “grape soda” pin on Etsy by a seller named ClayfullyYoursBySara. It was the cutest little addition to finish off his sash.

Like I mentioned earlier, you can visit my instagram where I saved a few behind the scenes stories into a highlight reel called “Russell, Up!“.

Let me know what you think and if you have any questions! To view how we put together our elderly Ellie and Carl costumes, click here. Thanks and have a great evening!

Thank you guys for reading, and let me know what you think! If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below.

I’ll see you all in my next post,

xx Krystalyn Laura

Good afternoon. My name is Russell, and I am a Wilderness Explorer in Tribe 54, Sweatlodge 12. Are you in need of any assistance today, sir?

All of the badges

Wilderness Explorer Badge

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