Buzz Bee, Trix Rabbit, Count Chocula, Tony the Tiger
We had a group of 7 girls and we wanted to create themed costumes. Captain Crunch is my favorite cereal and after pouring a bowl one morning the idea just came to me! We all made our bags out of the cereal box specific to our costume. Our total group included Captain Crunch (Captain Crunch), Tony the Tiger (Frosted Flakes), Buzz Bee (Honey Nut Cheerios), Pebbles (Fruity Pebbles), Lucky the Leprechaun (Lucky Charms), Trix Rabbit (Trix), and Count Chocula (Count Chocula).
Captain Crunch: white pants, blue long sleeve shirt with a golden crown (from the Dollar Store) cut up to look like his shoulder pads. Gold buttons sewn down the front and gold ribbon around the wrists. A black pirate hat covered with navy blue felt and embellished with a gold “C”. Black boots finished off this costume.
Tony the Tiger: Orange leggings with black cut leggings on top. Orange tank top with black stripes made of felt and white stomach made of felt. Red kerchief around the neck, cat ears and a pained blue top on the nose.
Pebbles: Large green t-shirt, cut the sleeves off, make the bottom a jagged cut and either use a permanent marker to draw the black triangles or use black felt. Hair in a high ponytail with little bones barrettes (found online).
Lucky the Leprechaun: Black tights, a green shirt, white jacket, green scarf, green derby style hat.
Buzz Bee: Black tights, black shorts, orange shirt, sneakers, yellow wings, bee antennae.
Trix Rabbit: White tights, white shirt, white shorts, white bunny tail, white shoes, white bunny ears. Accessories (necklace and earrings) were different fruits.
Count Chocula: Brown shorts, brown silk tank top, pink tie (instead of the white on Count Chocula’s outfit). Brown satin/silk cape, vampire fangs, brown shoes.
Back in college no one used to dress up during school hours, but Halloween was my favorite holiday so of course I needed to dress up. It had to be absurd, it had to be over the top and it had to be eye catching, so I think to myself, "heck, cereal boxes are specifically designed to be eye catching" badda-bing-badda-boom, I had my idea of a Homemade Trix Cereal Box Costume.
I went to work and got a giant box. I had to paint multiple layers of red paint to get an even coat. With regular craft acrylic paints I did the rest based on Trix Cereal boxes. All in all it only took a couple of hours but it was a huge hit. I wore it with black leggings and a black shirt with white gloves to finish the look.
At school I had to sit in the back row at class because people couldn't see past me. I couldn't move my head without turning the whole box. I couldn't eat my lunch without the help of friends because my hands couldn't reach my mouth, but it was worth it.
It all started with a cardboard shipping box from Wal-Mart. When I couldn't think of anything cute and looking at the prices of this year's Halloween costumes, I decided to go ahead and make my son a prize inside a box of Captain Crunch to save money.
The drawing out was done after laying a coat of yellow house paint onto the box that I had left over from painting my kitchen. I cut holes for the arms with a kitchen knife. Then looked at the actual cereal box and enlarged freelance with a marker. Filled it in with some left over craft paint following the color code on the box of cereal AI already had.
Voila I think it turned out great! I know the best part of Halloween for me is making my children unique Halloween costumes that are also an affordable option instead of going broke buying those cheap looking yet pricey costumes in the stores. Proving to myself one more year again that home made is the best route to go!