Beaker is my favorite Muppet and really he gets all the laughs so who wouldn't want to be him? I got the idea to make this Homemade Beaker Halloween Costume from your website but added my own twists to it.
I bought a twin sized egg crate foam bed pad from Target and everything else from the craft store. I cut down the egg crate to the the height I wanted including long flaps in the front and back with space cut out for the shoulders Folding it in a tube shape, I pinned the back seam closed and used a hot glue gun to seal up the seam.
I bought two Styrofoam balls, one square piece of felt that I shaped and stuffed for the nose, and a red fleathery boa for the hair. All were attached using a hot glue Gun. I did take an extra piece of egg crate foam to fill the top of the head and have a place to glue the feathers. I bought a lab coat on sale (although you could probably find one online cheap as well) and borrowed a button down shirt and tie from a friend.
My friends loved this costume and so did I. It only took me one night to put together but impressed everyone.
My friends and I wanted to do a wicked group costume this year- the Muppets! We were the hit of the party all night, everyone wanted to have their picture taken with me!
The whole Homemade Beaker Costume was made for under $10, using supplies from local thrift and Dollar stores. The head is just a large piece of poster board rolled up. I hot-glued on big Styrofoam craft balls for the eyes. The nose was cut out of a big piece of foam and covered with orange craft felt.
The hair was an orange plastic Hawaiian lei from the Dollar store. Most of it was put together easily with hot-glue, but I did sew the gloves to give Beaker his characteristic three fingered hands. It doesn't show in photos, but I could also make the mouth move so it would open and close while Beaker talked- "MEEMEMEEP MEEEE!"
This year my friends and I decided to do a Muppet theme and my friend decided to be Beaker since he has always been her favorite. She asked me to help so we rolled up out sleeves on Saturday and got busy!
To make his head we bought a sheet of foam and hot glued felt all over it. Next I used an exacto knife and cut out his mouth and used red foam for his tongue. His eyes are made of two Styrofoam balls covered with foam and his nose is a Styrofoam cone with some stuffing and also covered with felt.
I sewed the back shut into a cylinder, and cut a circular piece of foam to cap his head. For his hair I used a couple orange feather boas. The rest is a lab coat our Doctor friend let her borrow and a shirt and tie.
People didn't stop asking for pictures of our DIY Beaker Halloween Costume the entire night!
Coolest Homemade Beaker from the Muppets Costume 11
Homemade Beaker from the Muppets Costume
I was quite intrigued by the idea of being a hand puppet!
This larger than life costume was made with one piece of bedding foam, a few Styrofoam balls, some kind of fake snow stuff for the hair, a few cans of paint, some spray glue, and plenty of TLC.
This Homemade Beaker from the Muppets Costume was the hit of every party I was at. It was fun because I was able to see and drink through the mouth, but the head continued for at least another three feet!
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