Hansel. So hot right now. Hansel.

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Today’s post is a very special post!!! If you’ve heard of the “Film Petit” series hosted by Jessica of A Little Gray and Kristin of skirt as top, you know that it’s an ongoing blog series where Kristin and Jess and another guest blogger make (often hilarious) costumes for their children inspired by their favorite films.

Well today, I’m the guest blogger, and just in case you haven’t guessed it yet, the film is one of my favorites…ZOOLANDER! Yes. That hilarious Ben Stiller film from way back in 2001. Famous for great one-liners (“I feel like I’m taking CRAZY PILLS”) and amazing costumes, especially on the men, which made it the perfect challenge for Film Petit.

Of course I thought Elliot would make the perfect Hansel, with his blond shaggy hair. In the movie, Hansel is played by Owen Wilson, and is an up-and-coming scooter-riding male model who wins the  Male Model of the Year award instead of Derek Zoolander, the movie’s main character, who has won three prior years in a row and considers himself a shoo-in. Their ensuing rivalry turns to friendship when they have to team up to prevent Mugatu (played by Will Ferrell) from killing the Malaysian prime minister.

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In the movie, Hansel wears an amazing blue suede fur-lined coat complete with gold trimmings to the Male Model Awards, and though it’s only on screen for a few minutes, as soon as I saw it I knew I had to make one.

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When Hansel rides up on his scooter to the awards and jumps into the air, you can see that the lining is gold lame and he even has a gold vest on under there.

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Elliot’s coat was made with fleece (which actually approximates the look of suede pretty well without the $$$ pricetag) and faux fur, and I did manage the gold lame lining and trim, along with a pair of semi-sparkly (though you can’t quite see this as well as I’d hoped) gold linen pants to match. Along with a necklace and tattoo to match Hansel’s, he really got into character, as you can see.

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Hansel has some pretty hilarious lines…

“I wasn’t like every other kid, you know, who dreams about being an astronaut, I was always more interested in what bark was made out of on a tree. Richard Gere’s a real hero of mine.”

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“Sting. Sting would be another person who’s a hero. The music he’s created over the years, I don’t really listen to it, but the fact that he’s making it, I respect that.”

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“Who are you tryin’ to get crazy with, ese? Don’t you know I’m loco?”

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And here’s my little Hansel, riding his scooter to the award show:

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I had so much fun planning and making this costume, and Elliot LOVES it, though I have to admit he probably loves the crayola-marker tattoo even more. He really wanted to wear it to school to show his friends.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my version of Hansel!! Now you definitely need to head over to skirt as top for some hilarious walk-off photos with Kristin’s little Derek and Hansel, and then over to A Little Gray for the perfect Maury Ballstein and Hansel-inspired sweater dress. You can access links to ALL of the Film Petit posts from this post or visit the Film Petit flickr pool to see what everyone’s been making!

Thanks so much for having me Kristin and Jess!!

58 thoughts on “Hansel. So hot right now. Hansel.

  1. I can’t even believe what a fantastic job you did. I mean, I knew E would be the perfect Hansel, but seriously. It’s incredible. Someone needs to send this to Owen Wilson. ;)

    Anyway, thank you soooo much for joining us this month and getting us back in gear on the film petit posting! You’re awesome!!!

  2. I had to show my husband, and I never show him sewing blog stuff. We both thought it was totally perfect. That coat is amazing and I cannot believe how great Elliott is at Hansel. So great.

  3. I don’t even have words for how funny this is. I absolutely LOVE IT. I can’t wait to show my husband and see how hard he laughs too!

  4. And I was like, “This guy’s really hurting me. And it hurt!”

    This made me laugh out loud. Such a classic movie, and your son nailed it as Hansel. And you nailed it too. Congrats to you both!

    And, did you see that Starbucks is currently carrying in their Christmas line of drinks an orange mocha? Which makes it possible for everyone to run in and scream “orange mocha frappuccino!!” :)

  5. I love Zoolander too! There are two types of people in the world. People who get Zoolander and people who don’t.

    Your little boy makes a great Hansel. He’s much prettier than the real one. That’s what makes Owen Wilson such a funny casting as a mode. He’s not very pretty with his crooked nose.

    Great costume! well done!

  6. There are no words to describe how much I love this. Zoolander was my and my husbands first date and we still quote it! We even gave a copy away at our wedding. Anyway yes. This is awesome!

  7. this is absolutely hysterical!! your boy is priceless!! each expression is so… rich!!! (and the shot with the scooter and his tevas? love it!) seriously. perfection!

  8. You did such an amazing job! To say you nailed it would be an understatement. I think I’m a little jealous of your son, I mean how often do we get to wear a fluffy trimmed blue coat on a scooter? Looks like you had fun :)

  9. I re-watched zoolander on netflix last night (one of my favorites too). So seeing this today brought a huge smile to my face. So fantastic! That Hansel is so hot right now!

  10. This is totally hilarious – I wonder what he will think when he gets to watch the movie! You are going to have to include these photos on the a board for when he graduates from high school or a wedding! I think a sequel is in the works too.

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