Croaking Frogs Family Halloween Costume
My friends (all Moms like me) and myself decided to make this fabolous costumes for our kids, and for ourselves, too!
Nobody had recognized us ;)
How To Make
We used 2 cm thick foam, green and red pigment, and this disposable overalls that we bought in paint store, made out of some synthetic material.
First we tailored 3 parts for frog’s head, handstitched them all together.
Then we tailored frog’s feet and hands; we made them look different.
Then, eyes. Now, that was a problem since I wasn’t quite sure what to do. So, after a while, I decided to make some eyelids, as shown on picture above, handstitched the ends. I cut the round shape out of foam, too, handstitched its edge, pull the thread to get a ball-like shape, stuffed it with small foam pieces, then handstitch the edges so it get nice round form. Now, thats the back of the eye. I put some black adhesive vinyl on the front side of the eye.
Then I tailoted the oversized lips, dyed it with red pigment.
Couple of words about dyeing foam – normally when I used to dye a foam, I would put the foam into a container, add pigment + little bit of water, soak the foam and then sqeeze it with hand so the rest of dye leaks out.
But, my girlfriends spreyed the dye with kitchen sprinkler (I don’t know if this is translated correctly – the object that you use when you want to oil your pan or similar) and it turned out to be excellent!
The frog’s head was spreyed, too, so the insides were not dyed at all.Well, when this overalls ( I cut the hood off) came to dyeing, I had to use 2 little bottles of pigment for each one, + minumum of water, because its material just isn’t ment to be dyed. Well, this overalls is used as protection suit when painting, right? :)
So, when all parts get dry, we handstitched them; hands to the front of slleves, feet to the trousers, eyes on the top of frog’s head, and lips just bellow the face openning.
The thing I liked the most on this costume were its colors and the fact that faces could not be seen. So, when we turned out, we were quite a croaking surprise!
It was rainy day, lots of rain puddles.We had to flip over our frog feet, because where those frogs had passed, they let green color behind :)) Oh, well…