What is better than dressing up as an inanimate object for Halloween?? Dressing up as everyone's favorite tasty breakfast delicacy of course!!
One of the most cost efficient costumes out there! Three $10 foam mattresses (bumpy egg carton side out), a knife, one stapler, and one can of brown spray paint. Done. (Optional: bottle of maple syrup, either with maple syrup in it or filled with your favorite party beverage!)
First lay out two mattresses bumpy egg carton side up. Lightly paint them brown from top to bottom (try to do an even coat, but make it inconsistent for looks). After, paint a little bit darker lines in a crisscross pattern to simulate the waffle iron look.
While the paint dries, take the third foam mattress and cut two squares from it. No specific size, use your judgement. After the paint dries on the larger sections, staple the two squares on one of the pieces so that the two unpainted sections are flat side out. Now staple the two larger sections together (paint side out of course, duh). Make sure to staple around the edges only and to only do the top and sides. Leave the bottom open, this is where you will enter your amazing party costume of awesomeness.
Cut a cross in one side of the foam where your face will be coming out of the costume. Make sure not to remove any foam in case you would like to hide from that overly excited person in the corner staring at you with drool coming out of their mouth.
Do the same thing for both hands and you are finished!! Welcome to the world of a nice homecooked breakfast Waffle Costume! Enjoy.
Coolest Pretzel and Peanuts Couple Costume (back seam)
I was looking through this website for costume ideas for my 3 year old and came across Eric L.'s Coolest Homemade Chinese Take Out Costume. I loved it and started thinking of what other food would be good as a costume. My husband works for Southwest Airlines, and my daughter loves the pretzels they serve on flights, so I thought she could go as a pretzel bag. Which would be great, since I also have a 2 year old and she could be the smaller peanut bag.
I found some fabric that closely matched the color of the bags and started sewing. The costume is basically a pillowcase with holes cut in for the head and arms. I tried to honor the details and made sure the ends were pinked and crimped, and even included the bag's back seam.
A cardboard liner is glued in across the top so the bag would stand up. I used acrylic paint to paint the peanut and pretzel background designs. After a little "jpegging", the planes and lettering were printed, cut and glued on.
The girls were happy in their Pretzel and Peanuts Couple Costume, because they fit like dresses, and there wasn't anything covering their faces or hands. They went to a party at Southwest's headquarters and made a lot of people smile. We even got some requests for adult-sized versions for next year. Now that would be funny!
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