After thinking and thinking about what to be last Halloween I came up with the idea of a Homemade Beaker Costume. He is by far one of my favorite characters on the Muppets so it was a perfect choice. I have seen Beaker costumes before but all of them completely inclosed the persons head. I was going to be going to Salem, MA for Halloween and knew I wouldn't want to deal with limited visibility while trying to walk thru crowds of thousands so I thought of making a beaker head on a headband. This also allowed for the costume to be more cute and girly. I completely constructed the beaker headband by using an empty oatmeal canister (head structure), styrofoam balls (eyes), felt (eyeballs, mouth, and face), orange fabric and stuffing (nose), a feather boa (hair), and pipe cleaners that I used to attach the head piece to the head band. For the rest of the costume I dyed an old lab coat, wore tan capris to look like high-waters, dressy shoes, a button-up collared shirt, a tie, and striped christmas socks.
I must say it was a lot of fun being Beaker and a lot of people stopped me and took my picture on Halloween night, I also got a lot of people yelling meep meep. Another awesome part of this costume was it was nice and warm on a cold October night in New England.
As a child I loved Beaker from the Muppets. I took a heavy piece of poster board and made the tube. Applied tan foam sheets, a layer of batting, ivory colored fleece. Cut out the mouth and used black mesh and left open at bottom to be able to use a tube (straw) to drink from. Red fleece for tongue and nose. Styrofoam for eyes.
The hair I purchased a scarf from Hobby Lobby and glued it on a $1 store clear bowl. Hot glued everything! The collar I just cut a piece of cardboard around it and placed the extra fabric underneath for the shirt. Made the tie from a black piece of scrap material. I purchased a plastic beaker from Party On and put green jello and green glow sticks inside – also added dry ice to give that extra effect.
To finish off the outfit I purchased clown shoes and a lab coat from eBay – much cheaper than costume shops. Also put a hand held fan on the inside - it was getting hot in there.
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So after doing Animal in previous years I wanted to move on to my other favorite Muppet, Beaker. He's real simple, just a cylinder, sorta. But here's how i make it complicated:
-I want the eyes to light up -I want the mouth to operate as I meep
And thus I began the construction of my Homemade Beaker Costume. Most parts came from discount stores and Michael's. The eyes glow from Christmas lights carefully arranged. The mouth is kind of a hydraulic mechanism made up from fish tank air hose and steel cable.
Hi everyone, Old school muppet fever!!! This Beaker Costume was created by myself. I am a huge Beaker fan, so off I went. This took about 15 hours to make. The head is made of fleece, painted fleece for the hair, Styrofoam eyeballs. The mouth has black mesh so I could see. The shoes were bought at thrift store then painted to match Beakers. Lab coat was bought online and the pants were also bought at a thrift store.
I really enjoyed making this one! A little bit of bumps here and there (mostly trying to get the head to stay on)but it came out perfect!! Please vote for me!
I made this homemade Beaker costume using a thick sheet of foam, a sheet of felt, foam eyes and nose, and a feathery string thing I picked up at a craft store. Oh, I also had a piece of bristol board on the inside to hold the shape, and an old hat with the brim cut off glued in there, so that the Beaker head wouldn't feel like it was constantly falling down.