My kids always want to have very original costumes. My 10-year-old came up with such original costumes that I had no idea how we would make them. She finally decided on Cotton Candy and I thought we could handle that.
We started our Homemade Cotton Candy Halloween Costume with some pink flannel that I used as a base. We made it “easel style,” which means it went over her head and would attach at the sides. I then took quilt batting and cut out the same shape to lay over the top of the pink flannel. For extra warmth and fluff, I took extra pieces of the batting and put it in between the layers of flannel and batting. I then hot- glued the flannel to the batting (including the inner layers so they wouldn’t move).
We bought several cans (used 3-4) of the pink hairspray coloring to make the cotton candy color. I sprayed it all over the batting until I thought it looked about right. I then hot-glued the sides together, leaving enough room for armholes.
On the front, I took pieces of fiberfill and randomly hot-glued them on the front to make it look more realistic. I then used the pink hairspray and painted over that.
For the hat, I took a paper plate and cut a hole in the middle for her head. I took a wad of fiber fill and glued it to the plate. I then used the pink hairspray to finish it off. To hold it on, I stapled on an elastic strap. She was a hit. Several people wanted to take a bite out of her!
My 10 year old daughter did not want a store bought costume this year! After being at a recent carnival, she decided to be a bag of cotton candy! We bought a bag of poly fill fluff from the craft store and 2 cans of spray paint, pink and blue.
I put out plastic tarps outside and sprayed the poly fill with a few coats of paint to get bold bright colors. You want to try and move the poly fill around so not much white is showing. Let that dry for a couple days outside to ensure the smell is not too overwhelming! She wore a warm white sweatshirt and turtle neck and blue stretch pants from the closet.
We bought a clear plastic trash bag and cut the bottom out of it. We tied it tightly around her waist using white nylon string so that nothing would fall out (We tried cutting too leg holes first but they started to stretch out causing fluff to fall out!). We then stuffed her full of cotton candy laying the colors.
We made a clear sticker from the office store that said “Cotton Candy” for the front and “Nutritional Value” on the back. I used a Circus font. We tied her hair up in ponytails and added pink and blue ribbons with fluff so that she had extra decoration without having a heavy head piece.
This Homemade Bag of Cotton Candy Costume was a hit and very affordable!
I went to a thrift shop and found cotton batting for pennies. I filled a spray bottle with washable paint and water and sprayed the batting to look like cotton candy. The batting had to dry for a day before I could put the Cotton Candy Homemade Halloween Costume together.
I used packing tape rolled into pieces with the sticky side out to tape it onto a clear plastic garbage bag. I cut holes out for arms and legs and then I put another clear bag over it with matching holes for the arms and legs. I carefully taped the leg and arm holes together with the packing tape so both bags stayed together. I then folded the top of the bags down and cut small slits at 2" intervals.
Then I wove colored ribbon in and out of the slits so I could close the costume by tying a bow at the neck. I found scrap book embellishments at a craft store that said "sweet" to apply to the front of the costume as well as velum star stickers to make it look like a cotton candy bag.
To top off the cotton candy costume I sprayed a cotton candy scented body spray on the bag for an extra special effect!
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While preparing cotton candy at a street carnival during the summer, I realized that a cotton candy cone would make an excellent Halloween costume for my 8 year old daughter.
The “cone” portion was made using two cone shaped pieces cut from white canvas and glued to a black skirt (one in front and one in back).
The candy portion was made using a long-sleeved pink shirt and 8 yards of pink tulle. I started with the tulle at the bottom of the shirt and wound it around toward the top fluffing it out and tacking it to the shirt occasionally so that it would stay up. We completed her outfit with pink satin gloves, a tulle bow, and black leggings.
She looked sweet enough to eat and she absolutely loved her costume!
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This Homemade Cotton Candy Costume is 2 dry cleaning bags filled with dyed batting, 1/2 powder blue and 1/2 baby pink. I sprayed adhesive on the 2 bags and attached the cut out label from a real cotton candy treat on front and ingredients on the back. I stuck a little in her hair with Bobbie pins for effect.
This was a hit with the other kids, easy, and VERY inexpensive too!