For our inaugural costume party at a long running family camping trip we had to come up with a costume that was to be made of cardboard so we could burn it on the campfire at the end of the long weekend holiday. My dad is always too stressed with the whole lead up of the trip to even consider making a costume so I made one for him.
I had to source a large box to fit him (and the idea I had for the costume) which lead to me buying a box from a storage place. After a stop to the local cheap shop all my ideas became a reality, we found timber-look contact paper (the stuff you bind kid’s school books with) which was perfect for giving us the timber grain look we couldn’t achieve with paint. It took 4 rolls to do the lot. We also found chain (for the pendulum etc), a little bird that chirped and gold gilt card – all set!
We then spent many hours laying the timber grain just right, cutting inserts for where the pendulum and weights would hang, not to mention getting the face of the clock right and the little platform for the bird.
The bird was a trick, it had a little stick that when it was stuck in the base it didn’t make a sound but when removed any time it felt motion it would chirp. We used hot glue to attach a pop stick to the underneath so the chirping could be controlled.
Overall the Grandfather Clock Costume was very well received and won 1st prize beating out Thomas the Tank Engine and Sponge Bob Square Pants. And in the end, with the help of some gasoline it burnt pretty well.
If you have multiples or even just one baby for that matter, this Homemade Mommy's Alarm Clock Costume is quite true!
I came up with a way to show how my life had changed and poke fun at it. I used foam core board to make the clock face, used stick on numbers and printed out the other words, arrows and pasted them on.
I wore a "maxi-mom" twin carrier with my girls in it. Tied the clock face on the front, the girls wore bowls that I had painted silver on their heads (for the bells), I hot glued elastic on them for a chin strap. I fabricated a little hammer to "ring the bells" in the middle.
I wore pajamas, carried a large coffee mug, hair in curlers, very dark circles under my eyes, looking' really tired! This was a lot of fun to do for my girls first Halloween.
Believe it or not, they were quite content in the carrier for a couple hours, as they watched the other kids in costume!
I love seeing all the unique things everyone comes up with, Happy Halloween everyone!
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My costume is a grandfather clock. I dressed as a grand father compete with grey wig, pyjama pants, a shirt and tie, a fleece waist cost and I had a walking stick. I painted my face white and wrote roman numerals to represent the clock. I also drew a mustache.