As an elementary teacher, I’ve always loved reading the Magic School Bus to my students. My favorite book is the one about outer space. I decided that I would be Miss Frizzle for Halloween.

I had my step-dad help me make the bus. We used cardboard boxes that were cut and glued together using a glue gun. I used painted pie tins for the wheels.  I spent a lot of time painting the bus, because it needed several coats. I got suspenders from the dollar store to make carrying the bus a lot easier. I spray painted old paint cans and glued orange tissue paper inside to look like rockets.  I found some orange lights at the dollar store that I wrapped in orange paper to make the head lights. In the dark, the lights really made a difference.

My dress was purchased at Goodwill. I used craft paint to decorate the dress with planets and stars. I used the wig  and lizard to pull it all together. I won 10th place in a costume contest at a local night club!