Mom Crochets Son an E.T.-Inspired Onesie for Halloween

Stephanie Pokorny
Stephanie Pokorny / Stephanie Pokorny

Using only a crochet hook and lots of brown yarn, Stephanie Pokorny of Mentor, Ohio, created a one-of-a-kind, E.T.-inspired Halloween costume entirely by hand, The Huffington Post reports. The get-up might be referencing a 34-year-old movie, but it was custom-made for a much younger wearer: the crafter's toddler.

Each fall, Pokorny—who describes herself to mental_floss as a "self-proclaimed Halloween addict"—teams up with family members to make a unique costume from scratch. "We live in Ohio and sometimes we have snow on Halloween, so it's the perfect time to bust out the yarn," said Pokorny, whose grandmother taught her to crochet when she was a teenager.

Pokorny’s past Halloween projects have included costumes for her son Jack, who turns two in November. She's crocheted him a Alice in Wonderland-inspired caterpillar outfit and a Clint Eastwood costume, but this year, the crafty mom took a cue from her favorite decade, the 1980s, and knitted the toddler a snug, one-piece ensemble inspired by the titular alien from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).

The entire project took Pokorny four days, and she didn’t use a pattern. "I began on a Friday and finished Monday evening, weaving in the last end just before I took and posted the photos [on social media] that night," she told mental_floss. Check out more of Pokorny’s crochet costumes on Facebook and on her Crochetverse site.

[h/t The Huffington Post]

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