A few weeks before Halloween we had a Skunk fall in our window well. It sprayed several times and our house stunk so bad! We had to steam clean everything. It was a crazy few days trying to get rid of the smell. I saw the skunk costume for sale on an online ad and thought it would be so funny since we had that experience.
I like to dress my family up in pairs and I wanted to come up with an idea to dress up with my little girl as Bambi Characters. I decided to be the Flower patch with Bambi and Thumper and have her as the PURDY PURDY Flower!
To make the costume I used pictures of Bambi and Thumper I found on the internet and printed them on iron on paper (I had on hand) but you can buy at any craft store. I ironed them to an old sheet and cut it out about 1 ½ inches around the edge of the picture so I could glue them to the dress. I left an opening at the top and stuffed pieces of the old sheet behind the pictures so they would stand out.
I asked family and friends for fake flowers they didn’t want anymore and was able to get enough to cover the costume. Thrift stores often sale used flowers for cheap. I used craft glue E6000. It took two 2 oz. tubes to glue on all the flowers.
I was happy to come up with a BAMBI costume for me to match my little girl. We were a hit in our Homemade Bambi Theme Mom and Baby Costume! Hope you have fun looking ‘PURDY’ in your homemade costume.
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I love The Maxx, a comic book character that was also made into an animated movie. He is so over the top, that I knew it would be difficult to make a costume for it.
I started with the mask as that is what makes The Maxx so cool and unique. I used plaster on 1/2 of my face and over the top of my head. I let it dry and then cut some bristol board for the teeth. I plastered over the teeth and let it dry again. Next I started on the muscles and size. I used light 2 inch thick foam and piled and bunched it together in different spots to form his body. I then wrapped that in a stretchy body suit I made out of a purple fabric.
The claws I fashioned out of two plastic swords cut and painted and strapped to my hand, they protrude through my homemade yellow gloves. The boots I used the same foam for the muscles and then wrapped them in a brown fabric then ripped some darker fabric to give it the illusion of worn in weirdo boots that The Maxx wears.
So far this is the only Homemade The Maxx Costume I have ever seen.
For Doug, my boyfriend ordered the green vest off of ebay. It cost about 12 dollars plus shipping. He had the white t-shirt, the shorts, and the white tennis shoes.
For Patty, I found the blue top at Walmart for five dollars. I got the pink felt from Ben Franklin for 25 cents a sheet. I traced the circles using a plastic cup and a marker. I cut each circle out and sowed them onto the actual top. The skirt is also from walmart, it was in the little girls section on sale for three dollars. I already owned the shoes. Finally the wig was a Marilyn Monroe wig that I had and I cut it shorter to make it more like Patty!
For Skeeter, we spray painted a pair of shorts yellow since we couldnt find any yellow pants or shorts. We found the orange shirt at the Goodwill and turned it inside out. We free hand drew the lighting bolt onto Skeeters shirt. Finally we got blue face paint from Walmart and painted our friend blue.
Hope you like our Doug, Patty, and Skeeter Group Costume.