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Punniest Costume Ever: Brainstorm Costume

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) - A Brainstorm costume! 

  • The Punniest Costume Ever: Brainstorm Costume
  • The Punniest Costume Ever: Brainstorm Costume
  • The Punniest Costume Ever: Brainstorm Costume
  • The Punniest Costume Ever: Brainstorm Costume

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 costume.  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.

Items Used for my Brainstorm Costume 

  • 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 for Making my Brainstorm Costume

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

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