First, I have to give credit to my friend who came up with the idea to go as “leftovers in foil shaped like a swan” for giving me the inspiration for a food costume idea. I thought it was a funny and original idea and started to think about what I could be related to food. After some time, I thought: “what is more Chinese than Chinese take out” so I started planing my Homemade Chinese Take Out Costume.
Having completed some research on Chinese take out boxes, I found a proper cardboard box, cut and shaped it to size, covered it in white Bristol board, drew the picture of a pagoda on the front, added a neck strap I made to the box, and shaped a metal lawn sign holder to be the handle.
To finish it off, I bought individually wrapped fortune cookies in bulk (400 in the box) to hand out to people at the party we went to.
The costume was a great conversation starter and people love getting fortune cookies! (Hopefully the tights I borrowed from my friend added more to the costume than it took away!)
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My son always wants an original costume. We don't have a lot of money to spend on costumes, so he picks some random object that he sees and we make it into a costume. We try to use stuff we already have at home. We have made it a challenge every year for our two older boys to come up with the best costume between the two of them. Sometimes they get together to make corresponding costumes.
We got some felt material, stitched it together leaving an opening for the legs, head, and arms. Then cut out some yellow felt, painted lines on them, and glued them on the red felt. We painted the Buggles logo on the front, and used horn of plenty for his hat. He just wore a shirt and football pants underneath for warmth.
Since this Homemade Bugles Halloween Costume is not scary or too complex, he could wear it to a party, school or anywhere without offending. It made for a easy to move in costume. He won 2 costume contests in this costume so far, one at church and one at a friend’s party. Halloween isn't even for another few days. Can't wait to see what happens on Halloween!
For the bag of the Homemade Jelly Belly Halloween Costume, I used a large, clear trash bag. I cut holes in the bottoms of the bags for our legs. Inside are obviously just balloons of different colors. I tied the bag around the neck with colorful ribbon and printed out a label from the Jelly Belly website and taped it on.
I might suggest just having the bag stop at your waist instead of cutting holes in the bottom for both legs. It was mighty time-consuming for restroom visits.
It was very inexpensive. I won the costume contest at work with this one.
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