Here is a brief overview of how each went about making their Gilligan's Island Group Costume.
Gilligan: Gilligan went in search of his clothing at a local thrift store. Luckily, his first visit was a massive success. He found the perfect pants for the costume and found a great red sweatshirt. For the white collar, he put a white button down underneath. The bucket hat was also found during the same trip to the thrift store. Not seen in the image are his white shoes. He had some old shoes that he spray painted white. A few coats and they were good for the costume! Finally, for Gilligan, he had some basic nylon rope and got a old pool kid's float that we spray painted white for the life-saver. That was finished off with S.S. Minnow written on it.
Skipper: As for the Skipper, he had some khakis and got a blue polo at a local store. He borrowed this great captain's hat to finish off the costume. His natural beard added a personal touch!
Mary Ann: She purchased her shirt online and already had the jeans. She went to a local hobby store for the ribbon in her pigtails, to match her Mary Ann shirt. Everything came together perfectly for her.
Ginger: Last, but not least, after looking all over Ginger finally found her a great dress at a local thrift store. She also came by her purse at a local thrift store and borrowed the earrings from a friend. She styled her hair to match and added the beauty mark!
We all had a great time in the process. In the end, we were a top favorite at the office!
Our idea for this year was to be one of our favorite TV shows from growing up. And that was Nickelodeon's Double Dare! We had 5 people in our group, so one was the referee of the night and two of us were on the "blue" team and two on the "red" team.
First we bought matching red and blue t-shirts and sweatpants (from Wal-Mart). Next we bought the special paper that you can print out on a standard computer printer and then iron onto clothing, and once it was printed then we ironed on the Double Dare logo directly to the t-shirts. (logo downloaded from Google images)
Other accessories: - elbow pads and knee pads. - helmets (spray painted our respective colors) - plastic goggles (from school science labs) - plastic cups on top of the helmets (representing one of the famous games they played on the show)
Our referee for the night would blow her whistle randomly during the party which meant it was time for a PHYSICAL CHALLENGE!
It was a blast, and the Homemade Double Dare Group Costume were a huge hit at the party!
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Homemade Cornelia Marie from the Deadliest Catch Costume
my son and husband love watching the discovery channel's show "the deadliest catch" about crab fishing in the Bering sea off the coast of Alaska. They even steam king crab legs and eat them while watching the show!
So I came up with the idea of being a boat from the fleet. We looked at pictures of the different boats and decided that the "Cornelia Marie" would be the easiest to replicate, plus it is blue (my sons favorite color).
My husband made and shaped the boat out of cardboard and i painted the boat. We used a "little tykes" fishing pole for the crane and decorative metal index card holders as the crab pots filled with plastic, wooden, and ceramic crabs. We also glued pins to the wooden crabs and attached them around his feet and ankles. We bought fishing bobbers to use as buoys and bumpers. we also used a black plastic chain and wooden anchor. Belt strapping with pads criss-crossed like suspenders and held the boat up. I went to goodwill to buy a raincoat so he would look like a fisherman for the finishing touch.
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