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Coolest Skittles Costume

by Jody
(Antwerp, Ohio)

Skittles Costume

Skittles Costume

Every Sunday at church a gentleman gives my son a bag of skittles. I told him if he didn't stop one day my son would turn into a bag of skittles, so this year we made it happen. We made him a skittles costume.

I took a large vinyl lined tablecloth, a large man's red long sleeved t-shirt and a baby's room rainbow wall decor all found at goodwill. I folded the tablecloth and sewed around the edges, then I cut the sleeves and head from the shirt and sewed into the tablecloth for the face and arms. I took off the clouds from the wall decor and glued it to the front. I printed out word art from excel for the letters to use as stencils. I used 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of self adhesive felt sheets to make the letters and circles. I then printed out using excel & a color printer "Original fruit, taste the rainbow, bite sized candies, net wgt 70lbs" all on label paper and stuck them to the costume.

I added additional little skittles to his bag of goodies. We made sure to trick or treat to our inspirations house. And again this Sunday he received his favorite treat after church.

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Awesome Costume!
by: Greg

Well done on what is a fantastic costume it looks like a lot of time and effort has gone into it and its paid off!!

So Simple to Make!
by: Cat Marie

I made this costume for my then 2 1/2 year old son for Halloween 2009. I used red felt that was sold by the yard from my local craft store. I believe I purchased 2 yards -- I wanted extra "just in case". I also purchased square sheets of different colored felt for the "Skittle" letters and candies. I simply hot glue gunned 2 pieces of felt together (I measured my son's height and width first), and skipped gluing a part for his head to go thru on the top and the sides for his arms. Of course, don't glue the bottom, so he can put his legs thru. I traced a large cup to make perfect circles for the candies and printed up letters off my computer to use as templates for the word "Skittles" across the front. Again, just used the hot glue gun to place them on the felt.
His costume was a HUGE hit at Halloween. No one had a costume like his and he even got extra candy from some houses because they really got a kick out his costume! I even had entered him in a local costume contest at the park and he won first place.
Total, I believe I spent about $12 on the costume.

by: cherie

I LOVE it!!! My daughter wants to be SKITTLES this year, thanks for a fantastic idea!

by: Anonymous

Thanks for sharing! My daughters want to make Skittles costumes and would be an inspiration.

by: Amie

Love the costume its fab! I'm wanting to make one 4 my 21st coming up x

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