Last year we were so excited to learn the Elf on the Shelf brand was introducing three new elves called Elf Mates.
There’s the Chef who’s costume is decorated in red and light blue. It’s said he is always “cooking up a dose of good cheer.”
Then there’s the Toy Maker who’s costume is adorned with green and khaki. He’s described as a “clever and crafty inventor”.
Finally, there’s the Cobbler. He’s dressed in yellow and green and has a knack for “working with shoes, clothing, and fabric”.
The Elf Mates are exclusively sold at Poundland in the UK. Living in the United States, we had to find a way to get our hands on them. Thankfully many people were selling them on eBay.
Our first impressions weren’t great with Elf Mates. While we loved their new faces and different hair colors, we weren’t as impressed with their flat boots and imprinted costumes. However, none of that mattered to us, as the FabYULEus Elf Duo are accustomed to improving elves. As we thought hard about how we could improve upon our Elf Mates, we came up with a few ideas. Our goal was to maintain their color scheme and costumes as close as possible to their originals. To discuss our ideas, we turned to our favorite elf costume maker, Yari at Yari’s Crafty Corner. With Yari’s help, we developed our vision into a felt costume. Obviously, the Elf Mates had to undergo our patent pending surgery methods to allow them to stand and pose. We have created an Elf Mate Remix. What do you think? Does your elf need a “Remix”?