My son loved playing his Gameboy so much that I was certain he would become a part of it. So we decided to put him into his game by making him a gameboy costume.
I started off with 2 computer boxes. I cut a hole in the front of one to make a screen. I took a black scarf and taped inside. I cut out shoulder holes on the sides and used an old pair of suspenders to hold it on my son. I then used the other box, which I had to cut down to the size of a pizza box because it was too heavy for him to hold otherwise.
I covered both boxes in grey duct tape and silver spray paint. I used a large hinge and attached to the inside of the head box and back of the bottom box with screws and added duct tape for support. I used plastic to add his favorite game to the front and foam for the controls.
As he was trick or treating people were commenting on both sides of the streets. He also won 1st prize in our local contest. It was real fun to make and watch. Hope you enjoy.
As a throwback to our 1980s childhood, we dressed up as some of our favorite Garbage Pail Kids -- Adam Bomb, Mixed-Up Mitch and Leakey Lindsey. The clothing was all sewn by hand using materials found at thrift stores & fabric.
The props were made from scratch from items picked up at Home Depot. The "bomb" was made from metal chicken wire covered in newspaper and wallpaper paste hand painted. The hair was glued by individual strand made from upholstery piping and dyed.
Most importantly, the heads were constructed starting with a plastic witch's cauldrin (available at party stores around Halloween time) and the faces were crafted by hand out of clay and then painted and glossed. They weighed 15 pounds each and were very difficult to walk around in!
The eyeholes were designed to be see through to allow visibility. For those of you who are wondering, these Garbage Pail Kids Costumes took about 6 weeks of labor to complete!
My friends call me Jax so I decided to be a Jax-in-the-Box. I spray painted the box and used yellow paint pen to do the writing and details. I used felt and pom poms on a purple tee-shirt to create the top. I taped together pieces of yellow felt and cut a hole in the middle for my neck, and then cut around in waves in order to create the clown collar.
I hot-glued suspenders to the box to hold it up throughout the night. I used a wire hanger to make the crank on the side with a pom pom as the knob. I already had the rainbow tights but you could easily wear leggings or bright socks. It was really fun playing "pop goes the weasel" all night and popping out of my box!
Austin is Holt Hyde from the Monster High cartoon. Since the manufacturers do not make the boy costumes, his Mom decided to make one for him. The entire Homemade Holt Hyde from Monster High Costume is made from clothing purchased at Goodwill then covered in colored duct tape.
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