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Coolest Homemade Apple Costume 3

by Kimberley G.
(Alberta, Canada)

Homemade Apple Costume

Homemade Apple Costume

To make this homemade apple costume, I made a hat out of paper mache, using cardboard strips cut from a cereal box. I made a band to go around head taping it together with duct tape and then criss-crossed the other strips over the band attaching to band with tape. Then using paper and paper mache paste, I covered the helmet with paper mache, coat 3 or 4 times.

When dry, attach a construction paper leaf, and paint helmet red. Using an over-sized red sweater, hem the bottom edge and string a tie or shoe lace through hem (gathering up at bottom).

Put a pillow inside tied to middle of child. Sew two long pink rectangular strips together leaving opening at bottom and turn inside out, to make the worm. Draw lines and a set of eyes and mouth on worm with a permanent marker. Sew to shoulder. Make a label using white cloth and fabric crayons or permanent markers. I wrote Bad Apple on the label. You can put red makeup on face for added effect.

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Coolest Hot Chocolate Costume 12

by Maria S.
(Roanoke, VA)

Hot Chocolate Costume

Hot Chocolate Costume

I knew I had to top my daughter's light up robot costume last year so I searched the web for fun costumes. I saw a hot chocolate costume and knew I could have a lot of fun with it. I decided to make it look like the hot chocolate I used to have when I was growing up, including using the same Corelle dish pattern "Butterfly Gold" we had from the early 1970's.

I used a laundry basket, foam core, poster board, white and brown felt, stuffing and my computer and printer for the dish pattern. I decided to sew the marshmallows and a whipped cream hat. I sewed the brown “liquid” and attached it to the inside of the basket with a big needle and yarn, attached the marshmallows with a quick stitch. To help hold the costume up (it was kind of heavy), I attached suspenders to the inside of the basket.

She was the hit of the neighborhood.


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Great costume -questions
by: Carolyn

I love the hot chocolate costume you posted. My daughter is bond determined to be a cup of hot chocolate for Halloween, however, I am not crafty at all and have no idea to even get started. Can you send me more specific direction on how you made your daughter's costume?

Much appreciated.
Carolyn

Suspenders
by: Jezz

How to sew the suspenders and stuffing to the basket when it's hard plastic? What are you sewing it to?

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