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by Courtney
(Placerville, CA)

Homemade Jack in the Box Costume

Homemade Jack in the Box Costume

Homemade Jack in the Box Costume
Homemade Jack in the Box Costume

For my works Halloween contest, I wanted to be something different and I thought, why not Jack? so it took me awhile but I definitely got through it and made this Homemade Jack in the Box Costume.

I started with a giant bouncy ball you get from the beach, paper mache, and with a lot of layers, he finally came alive. After the ball was popped, I painted him white. For the eyes, I cut blue circles out of foam. The hat and nose was out of foam too, and those were just large circles with a triangle cut from the middle so when it is folded over, they make the cylinder shape. I hot glued them together.

For the mouth, I cut out red foam in the shape of his mouth and cut a rectangle inside the mouth so that I can see. Then took red (you can paint it, or find it red) shear fishnet and glued it where the rectangle was. To keep my head in place, I took cardboard paper and made a tube that fit my head. Then placed that tube inside the head and taped/glued it. When I put my head into the big head, it should sit nicely in the tube (its like a burger king crown only without the pointies, just a solid tube taped to the top of the giant head). I know confusing, but I promise, it worked. The thing about doing that tho, is the head is made for your head and your head only. So no sharing, haha.

I went to a thrift store and got a man's small jacket, (I'm only 5'2 haha), borrowed my dad's tie, I had dress pants/boots/white collared shirt for myself and I called it a day. Needless to say it was awesome, took me like 3 1.2 weeks and 30$ but it definitely got some attention.

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