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Coolest Vacuum and Dust Bunny Baby Couple Costume 5

by Amanda C.
(Fords, NJ)

Coolest Vacuum and Dust Bunny Baby Couple Costume

Coolest Vacuum and Dust Bunny Baby Couple Costume

Coolest Vacuum and Dust Bunny Baby Couple Costume
Coolest Vacuum and Dust Bunny Baby Couple Costume
Coolest Vacuum Costume
Coolest Dust Bunny Baby Costume

When I asked my 3 year old what he wanted to be for Halloween, I expected him to say something like a firefighter or monster. So imagine my surprise when he said he wanted to be a vacuum. Well, I shouldn't have been too surprised since he is slightly obsessed with vacuums! I wanted his little brother to have a coordinating costume so when a friend jokingly said he should be a dust bunny I knew we had the perfect combination.

To make the vacuum costume, I started with a cardboard box. I cut it to the size I needed. With my handy hot glue gun, I attached red felt to my cardboard. I glued the bottom and the sides first. Then I stuffed it with newspaper until I got the shape I wanted and then glued the top.

For the bottom part, I covered a small box in red felt and then glued some black felt on the bottom. I made the light with white felt. I gave the light some dimension by stuffing it with tissues. I used hot glue to connect the 2 pieces and reinforced it in the back with felt. I found a picture of the Dirt Devil emblem online, printed it up and glued it on.

The backside of the vacuum costume was just another piece of cardboard. I took the hose off one of our vacuums and made loops out of elastic on the backside to string the hose through. I used black elastic to connect the front and back. I also made a handle. I rolled up some aluminum foil, covered it in black felt, and then glued it to a black knit hat. Then I bent my felt covered foil until I got a handle-like shape. However, he refused to wear the hat.

For my little dust bunny, I bought some dusty colored yarn. I cut lots of pieces of yarn and used my glue gun to attach them to a white shirt. My son had a set of white blanket sleeper pajamas so I layered the yarn-covered shirt over his jammies. I didn't want the headband of the bunny ears to dig into his little head so he wore a white cotton beanie under the bunny ears.

The Vacuum and Dust Bunny Baby Couple Costume was a hit! People would chuckle at the vacuum and then laugh when they realized the baby was a dust bunny. My son was thrilled that mommy made him a vacuum.

The only materials I had to purchase for these costumes were red, black, and white felt, dusty colored yarn, black elastic, bunny ears, and glue for my glue gun. I already had the white jammies and white shirt for the dust bunny and black pants and shirt for the vacuum. I spent under $20 total for both costumes.

Comments for Coolest Vacuum and Dust Bunny Baby Couple Costume 5

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clever!
by: Anonymous

adorable and clever costume!!!

perfect combination
by: Ruth Collins

Absolutely adorable!

Awesome costumes!
by: Anonymous

You are soooo creative!!

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