Halloween 2007 was my first year of college. I'm not all about the buying super expensive costumes that cover up about the same as a bathing suit. This is for two main reasons: 1. I don't want to spend a ton of money on a one night or maybe one weekend outfit and 2. I don't go to the tanning bed so by Halloween time I am pretty pale and its just better for everyone if I wear a little more clothing. Besides I enjoy the compliments of wearing and "out-of-the-ordinary" costume.
So I thought of this idea for an Elmer's Glue costume I don't remember exactly how and I loved it! It was the cheapest costume I have ever had and probably will be the cheapest one for the rest of my life. It cost me around $.80.
Now it was only so cheap for me because I had everything I needed. I used a white tennis skirt and white tank top w/ a white T-shirt over it any white shirt would work for the "glue". Then I Googled Elmer's glue' and searched until I found a picture of the Elmer's glue label that I liked. I copied the photo and printed it out at a larger size and pinned it so my shirt w/ safety pins.
Lastly I needed a top so I bought a hunting hat at Walmart or some place like that for around $.80 or at least under a dollar. Oh and for shoes I just wore white flip flops.
It took people a minute to understand the costume usually but once they figured it out they seemed to like it!
I had a couple of ideas this year about what I wanted to be for Halloween, and I decided on the Elmer's Glue because it was the most cost effective. I also wanted something that was going to be easy to wear because I was going to be in a crowded bar for the night.
The only item I purchased for this DIY Elmer's Glue Bottle Halloween Costume was the hat and I bought it at Walmart for 2 dollars or so. I had the T-shirt already (which is one of the Hanes men's undershirts that you buy in packs) and to put the logo on it I used a simple "screen printing" technique that I learned from a friend.
I cut the logo out of freezer paper and ironed the paper onto the shirt. With the paper stuck to the shirt, I used it as template to paint the appropriate colors within the cut-out parts with acrylic paint (you could use screen printing ink if you have it but I didn't have the right colors). After the paint dries I peeled the paper off and my logo was left.
To finish the outfit, I wore white shorts with black leggings and boots because I wanted my legs to blend in with the darkness of the bar I was going to be in and also help the white to stand out more. A lot of people liked this costume and it got some good laughs.
This Homemade Elmer's Glue Child Costume is my son's first Halloween so I wanted him to have a really awesome costume. And because I wanted it to be unique, I knew that I would be making it instead of buying one. I started with an oversized white turtleneck, about three sizes bigger than he needed. I drew on the Elmer's School Glue logo free-hand and then I hand-painted over it with fabric paints. For the spout I used a sheet of orange foam paper. I twisted it into the right shape and used a hot glue gun to keep it together. I used orange fabric paint for the lines and white paint for the tip to make it look as if the paint were spilling out a bit. I cut a small hole in either side of the cone, then tied orange ribbon on each hole to use as a strap to tie onto his head.
To finish it off, I put him in royal blue shorts with white tights underneath. It was a very easy costume to make, and it turned out really great!
This homemade Elmer's glue costume was fairly simple to make and pretty cheap. My husband came up with the idea and I created it.
First we bought some extra large white sweat pants from Walmart and an extra large t-shirt. We also bought a bright orange toboggan hat and a piece of sticky white felt from Wal-mart as well. I used acrylic paint from the craft section to paint the design of Elmer’s glue on his t-shirt. I used an image of the glue logo off the computer to look at while I painted.
For the hat, we stuffed it with socks first to give it the glue cap shape. I took a piece of white sticky felt and cut out the shape of dripping glue. I attached it to his hat. The last step was tucking his arms in and stretching his shirt when he wanted to look like a bottle of glue.
Everyone loved his Elmer's glue costume… it was a huge hit!
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