My daughters and their friends wanted to wear costumes that went together so we all came up the idea of them being different colored crayons.
For their Crayola Crayons Halloween Costumes they each picked out a different colored felt for their crayon. I cut a tall thin rectangle out of each color long enough to cover their back and front. I then folded it so the fold was at their shoulders. I then sewed up the sides being sure to leave enough room for their arms to come through. I added the wavy stripes with black felt. I did make a stencil out of thick paper to keep the stripes consistent.
All of the lettering is done with black craft foam cut with an Ellison die cutter. You could also use a Sizzix machine. All that was left to do was cut a slit at the fold for their heads to come through.
For the hats, I simply covered a birthday party hat with some matching felt. We did use bobby pins instead of the elastic string to keep the hats on their heads.
They all loved them and received many compliments!
For this Crayon Box Group Costume all we used was a large piece of silk material (in whatever colour you chose to be), black felt, party hats, a glue gun, and a sewing machine. We made sure the silk material would fit around us and hemmed it according to our body shape. Silk was a little difficult to work with but there are other materials you can use out there. We just liked how shiny it was.
We used the black felt for the 'Crayola' and squiggly lines on the top and bottom of our costumes. We just used hot glue to stick it on to the coloured material. We covered the party hats in the coloured material, using the hot glue gun again. The hardest part is making sure the dress is tight enough on top so it stays up but that just comes with trial and error.
The t-shirt for the guy was easy to whip up. We just used a coloured polo shirt and hot glued the black felt on. I think they turned out great! It's a really fun group idea!
I was lost this year on what to make my boy. I like top be different and I hate to spend money on a costume he will only wear once, so one day he was coloring and I decided he could be a crayon box Halloween costume!
It is a very easy costume to make. All you need is a cardboard box, finger or poster paint, and construction paper. I drew out the crayon box on the cardboard and just colored it in. It took maybe about 30 min.
Then I rolled up different colored construction paper and taped them to the box to look like the box was open. I used the blue for his head and colored him in making it look like he was the blue crayon that was sticking out!
He loved the costume and loved the fact that I didnt have to spend an arm and a leg to get him one. I spent around $8 making this costume!
Comments for Coolest Crayon Box Halloween Costume 8
by Declan Tobin, Natalie Khan
(York, Yorkshire, England)
Homemade Crayola Crayon Costume
The shoes were cheap £6 white plimsoles. Leggings were plain black. The sheet that was wrapped around was also plain white polyester. This fabric didn't absorb the dye very well but I thought that added to the Crayola Crayon Costume. The pattern on the sheets was done by spray painting stencils onto the sheet. It was wrapped around and sown at the back.
The arms were black tights which we cut a hole in the crotch and the waist band would go over the chest. The gloves were white socks which I cut a hole in and sewed back together in the shape of a mitten.
The hat was made with card and then the extra material was wrapped and taped down. All the coloured items went through a wash with a washing machinable dye.
This was lots of fun to make and comments and looks you get as you walk through town are great!