Los Angeles Times

The Yip Yips

Her most expensive costume to date, Sheena Booth, of Poquoson, dressed her family as the hilarious group of jabbering Yip Yips from Sesame Street. She found a tutorial on instructables.com, which said she needed about 6 yards of curly fleece material, 1 yard of black chiffon, a sponge, Styrofoam, beanie, pipe cleaners and safety pins. Overall, she says the costumes cost her about $100 (for the three of them), but she later sold them on eBay for $100. ¿So the cost, to me, was really only what it cost to ship them to California,¿ she says. Similar costumes are hard to find ready-made. Sheena Boothe