Coolest Frankenberry Costume
Growing up in the 80’s, breakfast was always a big deal for me. Watching cartoons and eating all kinds of cereal made waking up something to look forward to each day! One of my favorite cereals was Frankenberry. I would indulge in that while my brother would eat Count Chocula. Years later, I find myself making Halloween costumes that are heavily saturated in 80’s nostalgia, and this year it was no different. I wasn’t sure how I’d pull off a Frankenberry Costume, but I knew I would transform myself into Frankenberry.
Since I bought the components here & there, it didn’t seem like it cost all that much. After calculating everything, however, I must have spent roughly $100 in total. Well worth it to me, as I had so much fun making it (in 8 hrs).
– Fuchsia long sleeve thermal ($6) & tank top ($5) (luckily, various shades of pink are in this season so it wasn’t too much of a challenge to find a top!)
– Fuchsia yoga pants (1.99 at Good Will!) that my wonderful fashion designer friend turned into leggings so the bottoms would be tapered like his
– Light pink socks ($4)
– I happened to have fuchsia colored shoes!
– Light pink gloves ($5)- I had fabric paint to “manicure” my nails with strawberries on each nail
– Fake chain link ($7) from Halloween store that I was able to attach to a fuchsia belt I had to create suspenders.
– 2 pink bobbed wigs ($15 each) (I needed to add the hair from one wig to the other so I could create the 2 bumps that he has)
– pink headband
– I cut out the arrow & clock from white oaktag and covered it in fuchsia duct tape ($5). Made clock arms with black fabric paint
– used fuchsia felt to create eyebrows and other markings he has on his cheeks
– pink costume face paint ($5)
– Round glasses ($10)- Wearing the glasses, I used a dry erase marker to strategically mark the space I needed to keep open for my own eyes to be able to see! I marked up the rest of the space and I painted the eyes on and added rhinestones.
Handbag: (need 2 boxes of cereal- $8)
– I took one empty box of Frankenberry cereal. I folded and hot glued the flaps in. cut front of another empty box and hot glued it on back of first box so Frankenberry would be on both sides. I made felt handles, used pink rhinestones to jazz it up, as well as felt circles that were hot glued along each side. I duct taped the bottom both inside & outside to secure it in order for me to hold my valuables inside.
All in all this Frankenberry Costume came out great. I always get nervous that people won’t recognize me but I got a handful of “Hey! That’s FRANKENBERRY” comments which was neat. I hope General Mills will be proud :-)