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Coolest Geico Money Costume 17

by Phoenix P.
(Birmingham, AL)

Homemade Geico Money Costume

Homemade Geico Money Costume

Homemade Geico Money Costume
Homemade Geico Money Costume

This Homemade Geico Money Costume was my costume for Halloween last year. I always cracked up at the commercials so I thought it would be fun to do it! There were several others who attempted to do it before, but I wanted to do better! I started making this costume a little at a time over a month before Halloween. I'm not going to took a lot of hard work.

To begin with I took a cardboard box and cut a hole large enough for me to fit in. I kept the flaps folded out on the bottom and used them to put the newspaper on.

I then bought a piece of plywood for the base to support everything and cut a hole in it for me to fit into. I had originally started just cutting strips of newspaper and was going to stack it all the way around, but it quickly got waaayyy too heavy. So instead I would staple a few strips on then I would staple a strip of cardboard. This gave it some spacing to take up the room without having to be too heavy.

I used foam plates with black foam for the eyes, placed them on paint sticks and taped to the inside of the box. I used butcher paper with blue duct tape (to make sure I got even width) for the money strip. I blew up a picture of a 5 dollar bill and cut it out and placed it on top. I had to use a green paint that I watered down to give it the light green look.

I took some fabric roping and tacked it to the bottom of the plywood to form criss-cross straps that I wore over my shoulder to hold it up (thus could easily be stepped in and out of). I then just taped my phone to it to play the song all night long.

This Homemade Geico Money Costume was a HUGE success (thankfully since I put so much effort into it)! I hope everyone enjoys!

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