I researched on the coolest-homemade-costumes site and combined a few cupcake costume ideas. I started by going to a Dollar store and purchasing a small round laundry basket. First, I cut the bottom out of it Next, I tied two pieces of tulle ribbon to the laundry basket and used my daughter as a model to add suspenders to hold the costume up at the proper height and I tied them off. Next, I used a yard and a half of pink fabric with white polka dots. I wrapped it around the laundry basket and sort of pleated the fabric to give it a tapered look so it would look like a cupcake wrapper.
I attached the fabric on the top and bottom of the inside of the laundry basket (where it won't be seen) with clear packaging tape. Next, I used some batting- about 3/4 a yard and just sort of folded it on top and around the laundry basket and played with it until it resembled icing. I then hot glued the batting to the top of the laundry basket all the way around. Then, I glued the next layer in a few places so it would not flop around. Next, I hot glued multi-colored pom poms all over the batting and an old white t-shirt of my daughter's. Next, I found an old pink winter furry hat and hot glued a candle from an old birthday cake puzzle/game we had. She wore pink leggings and is featured here in tap shoes for her Halloween dance recital, but tennis shoes work well too!
At my daughter's request, I designed this cupcake costume for Halloween. My mother (her Nana) did all of the sewing. First, we took an old lampshade and turned it upside down for the cupcake wrapper. We spray painted it teal and then added suspenders that we looped through the lampshade, brought up over her shoulders, and criss-crossed to keep it up.
Then, we laided out some pink satin material and cut it into a long rectangle that we then turned under and sewed into a long tube. We stuffed the tube with poly-fill and wrapped it around, spiraling it upward. We tacked the pink icing at various places to keep it together, leaving spaces for her arms to come out of the costume and to keep it up.
We made another small rectangle of pink material and repeated the process to make the hat. We added pompoms as sprinkles and hot glued a large red shiny Christmas ornament from the dollar store on top as a cherry.
I always try to do something a little different and creative for Halloween. This year, I decided to be a cupcake!
To make the Homemade Sexy Cupcake Costume, I started with the cupcake wrapper. It was made out of a large piece of white cardstock spray-painted silver and accordion-folded. To hold its shape, I attached the paper to a laundry basket with the bottom cut out for my legs.
For the frosting, I purchased teddy bear filling and cupcake fabric at a local craft store. Using a hot glue gun, I shaped the fluff into frosting and added pipe cleaners and pom-poms for sprinkles.
Finally, for the candle on my head, I used an old headband, glued on a red ribbon (tied into a bow), and attached a toilet paper roll painted red. I added a tea light (that changed colors) on top of the toilet paper roll.
My birthday is on October 21, so for my birthday party I decided to be a birthday cake!! I made the cake out of hatboxes, lots of glue, ribbon, and real birthday candles. I made the dress underneath also.