Every year I am challenged to find a costume idea better than the year before. Then comes the part of bringing the idea to fruition. I am a huge advocate for homemade costumes that display creativity, ingenuity, and just good plain fun! Having other people come up to you and say how great your costume is, is the best feeling. All of the hard work and effort you put into the costume was well worth it when other people are admiring the wonderful outcome of your initial idea.
This year, I got my boyfriend on board who never really got too much into Halloween before. The big kicker that helped our costume was that he is 6'6'' and I am 5'4'' so what would be better than real life Homemade Bert and Ernie Costumes, made from scratch!
We bought the sweatpants and sweatshirts but made our shirts out of fabric paint and good old masking tape. My head was made of orange foam and his was made from yellow cardboard. Our hair was constructed from an accessory beard found at a Halloween store. On top of that, we got clown noses and painted his orange, face paint, gloves in the appropriate colors, paperclips (for dorky Bert), and or course a rubber ducky for Ernie. Hope you enjoy it!
This Homemade Creepy Bert and Ernie Costume was fairly simple to create but a huge hit!
We started by buying some old, obnoxious sweaters, corduroy pants, and turtle necks from a local thrift store. We then purchased some bald hats (can get at any Halloween shop or online) and glued them down over our hair. We painted our faces and the other exposed areas of our skin yellow and orange. For the hair and eye brows we cut up an old wig and glued a small puff to Bert's head, glued pieces onto both heads for the eyebrows, and the used the rest for Ernie's hair. The eye balls are really what makes this costume! To make the eye balls we simply cut two ping pong balls in half, poked holes in the middle so we could see (total tunnel vision), and colored around the pupils. We then used some adhesive and scotch tape to connect them to our faces.
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(Oshawa, ON, Canada)
Homemade Bert and Ernie Halloween Costumes
The theme is Cartoon charaters/ Kids shows. We couldn't resist these two classics, but didn't like any of the ones available online.
Time to get creative and make our Homemade Bert and Ernie Halloween Costumes.
My friend and I carved the heads from foam (the same foam in car seats). Wigs were glued on along with eyes and the nose. After that felt was sewn in place over the foam. I even stitched gloves out of felt. A few rolls of coloured duct tape later and I had a sweater. It was very important that we could see and breath and drink.
A actually learnt a lot about sewing while making this costume. My wife made a fragile rock costume that looks great also. This is a costume that I will wear at my kids birthday parties. If Sesame Street is popular anymore? Heck I'll wear it anyway.
Hope you like it!
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This Homemade Bert and Ernie Costume was a pretty straight forward one to come up with. Basically I just took a bald cap and cut a small hole in the top. I took part of a fake beard and pulled it through the hole in the bald cap to make my Bert hair. Then just glued the cap on and painted myself yellow.
I took a fake mustache, it came as a part of the fake beard that I used for the hair and glued the mustache on as my unibrow. Then I just through on a striped shirt and a pair of blue jeans and Extreme Ernie Makeover. Except my girlfriend wouldn't dress up as Ernie, so I had to get a small Ernie doll to hang out with me, because everyone knows Bert doesn't roll without Ernie.
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