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.
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.