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Coolest Homemade Claw Machine Costume 8

by Lisa H
(Weatherford, Texas)

Homemade Claw Machine Costume

Homemade Claw Machine Costume

This Claw Machine Costume is my son dressed as a "Mr. Claw" arcade machine, which he loves to play at our local movie theater. We started with a large cardboard box and covered it with duct tape and then spray painted it green. We cut out the windows with a box cutter and added battery operated Christmas lights through small holes we made with an ice pick around the front window and covered each one with a ping pong ball to look like large bulbs when the lights are turned on.

We made "the claw" out of salad tongs, which we bent and then inserted into the lid of a laundry detergent bottle and secured with hot glue and then covered it all in silver duct tape. We added a smaller box to the front of the large box that was painted black and we put a start button and joystick on top and a sign that looks like a coin slot. We dressed my son up as a puppy (or grand prize) and put him inside with the other stuffed animal prizes. We added some casters on the bottom of the costume so he could roll around in it and not have to carry it all night.

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Coolest Homemade Claw Machine Halloween Costume Idea 12

by Sherry H.
(Newalla, Oklahoma )

Homemade Claw Machine Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Claw Machine Halloween Costume Idea

For this homemade claw machine Halloween costume idea I took a box and cut out the front and two sides. I then cut an opening in the back to be able to get in and out of the box easily. I put a piece of cardboard in the middle of the box and to the side. I then stuffed with stuffed animals that we all ready had. I made the claw out of a paper-towel holder covered in duct tape and made the claws out of cardboard covered with duct tape. Sprayed the outside black and put the treasure chest sign on and the colored bubbles.

I then dressed up as a cat so that I would look like one of the stuffed animals. I came up with this homemade claw machine Halloween costume idea because my granddaughters love to play the claw machine every time they see one. After Halloween they had a ball changing places in and out of the box and pretending like they were a claw machine. They are still playing with the claw machine costume!

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Coolest Homemade Claw Machine
by: Edwina

Sherry really came up with a spectacular idea for our Halloween Party. It really looked authentic in person. Sherry is very creative.

Good Job Sherry !!!!

Claw Machine
by: Anonymous

That costume is pretty neat.

FUN AND UNIQUE
by: Anonymous

THIS COSTUME IS REALLY UNIQUE. NOT ONLY IS UNIQUE AND CREATIVE. NOT ONLY SHE RECREATE THE STUFFED ANIMAL MACHINE SHE MADE HER SELF A PART OF IT. EVEN DOWN TO THE SLOTS AND EVERYTHING. THIS COSTUME CAN BE USED OVER AND OVER AGAIN USING A DIFFERENT THEME. THE COLORS USED WERE VIBRANT AND NOTICEABLE. IF I EVER NEEDED A COSTUME FOR HALLOWEEN OR FOR A CHARITY EVENT. I WOULD CHOOSE HER. THANK YOU.

Claw Costume
by: Anonymous

What an idea! The claw made out of a paper towel holder is the coolest. There are so many changes a person could make, as her granddaughters changing places, the ideas for "prizes" is endless! This should keep kids busy for hours!

Great job, Sherry!!!!!!!!!!!

Too Cute!
by: Anonymous

That is such a creative and original idea, too COOL!

How Do You Wear It?
by: Claire

How did you hold the machine up? It's not resting on your shoulders so how is it suspended? Awesome job, by the way!

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Coolest Claw Drop Halloween Costume 13

by Danielle
(Orwell Ohio)

Homemade Claw Drop Halloween Costume

Homemade Claw Drop Halloween Costume

First we started this Homemade Claw Drop Halloween Costume with 2 boxes, cut holes for his arms and a hole in the top of the big box for his head, then a hole in the bottom of the top box for his head.

Then I cut out a window for his face. I used gift wrap from the Dollar store and wrapped the boxes. Then I bought a pack of letters for $1. I used a little box and wrapped it for the money and button part. For the inside I lined it with foil to look like a mirror. I also used the foil to make the claw and taped it to the top of the box. I taped stuffed animals we had here to the sides and found a toddlers puppy costume and put it over his head so he looked like a stuffed animal.

It cost me about $5 to make, one first place at a contest and $200 on a online contest.

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LOL!
by: Terri

This is epic. I want to do this!

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