Halloween is the one time of the year to get creative and dress up in a unique one of a kind costume. I spend a lot of time to think of what to dress as. Each year I try to go out a few times so that I can dress up in various different ways. I spent some time brainstorming costumes and decided on an actual “brainstorm” (a pun/play on words).  

I have seen people do the puns before – cereal killer, gold digger, deer in headlights, etc. – and have not seen the brainstorm done before. I decided to do this one week before Halloween so my time was a little limited.

I had to figure out exactly how I was going to do this.  The first step was to search for people who had done rain/clouds/storm type of costumes. I did not want to carry an umbrella around so I chose to do a hat instead as the cloud.  Then, I went shopping to find the items used for this costume.

Here are the items I used:

  • Wide Brim Hat.
  • Bloody Brain Cap (does not look this bloody in person).
  • Strand of Beads.
  • Yellow Fabric (Any craft store).
  • Cotton Filling (Any craft store); I used an old pillow.
  • Craft Glue.
  • Any Gray Shirt / Clothes you have.
  • Safety Pins .
  • Stapler.

Steps:

  1. Cut the beads into long strands to the length of your liking. Mine were about 18 inches.
  2. Using a stapler, attach the beads to the hat.
  3. Glue the cotton stuffing onto the hat to make a cloud. Leave the top center open to glue the brain.
  4. Cut off the “bandage” part from the bloody brain.
  5. Glue the brain onto the top center of the hat.
  6. Print out a lightning bolt template online or free hand outline it on the fabric.  
  7. Safety Pin the lightning bolt to your shirt. 

Options / Variations:

  • If you find a different brain, this can be attached more towards the front of the hat. 
  • Instead of beads, pin cut out rain drops on the shirt. 
  • Headband with smaller brain, clouds and a lightning bolt

I got many compliments from friends and people on my costume! They thought it as creative and clever. I am wearing a big clouds with beads as rain coming down, so people were in awe that I made my costumes so well.