"It's the money we could be saving with Geico" was the coolest response we got trick-or-treating last night.
My daughter's Homemade Geico Money Halloween Costume started with a box. I cut it down to fit my daughter's size. I also cut a knotch on the back side of the box for her to fit in.
I bought some art paper and drew the $5 bill. I cut blue and white art paper for the bands that go around the money. I hot-glued the plain paper all around the box, then glued a few plain sheets on top and then the $5 bill I had drawn. I rolled up the sides a little, the paper was a little thick.
I put a little green paint on the edges of a paintbrush and stroked across the front to give the impression of a stack of bills. I glued the bands on next after the paint was dry. On the ends of the box, I had cut several strips of cardboard; I hot-glued the pieces to look like the ends of the bills with a 3-D effect. I painted these ends to blend in.
I purchased 2 foam balls, painted eyes in the middle with black paint and then hot-glued them into place. I added straps so she could wear the costume and we were off!
Our 7 year old decided to choose his own costume this year; a GEICO Money Stack costume. Of course, this was a costume that you could not buy in a store. It took a lot of planning to get this costume to look good as well as to fit well.
The first issue was making a 4ft long copy of a $5 bill. Many nationally-known Copy companies had issues with doing this due to counterfeiting regulations. (As if we could possibly hope to spend a 4ft-long $5 bill!) After the issues were sorted out, we found a place to do our copies. We also had to make it lightweight so that our 35lb son would be able to wear it. This was accomplished by using Styrofoam for about 95% of the costume.
My son also wanted to wear black clothing to camouflage his body in the darkness, while he was trick or treating. All of our neighbors could not believe how great he looked. When he returned home with his brothers, he told us that many people took his picture. We had fun making this Homemade GEICO Money Stack Costume and he had fun wearing it.
Hello, My name is Guadalupe Gutierrez and my son's name is Alan. Ever since his first Halloween I've made his costumes. This year he told me he did not want a costume and he was just going to buy a mask. He got as you see a piggy mask, I asked him if he wanted me to do the body but he said no. To me it was kind of simple so I had to give it a funny touch. My son and I love the Geico commercial, we always enjoy watching it so, I got the idea to go and get 2 pinwheels and converted it into the easiest and "Coolest Homemade Maxwell Piggy Costume". I know it would've been much better and closer to the real one to saw the body but since my son didn't want to wear it, I just hope you like the dressed version.
My son loves the Geico Money commercials so we decided to make him a Homemade Geico Money Halloween Costume this year.
We bought a box and cut newspaper into strips to use as papier mache on the box. We spray painted the box and cut circles from white cardboard for the eyes. We also downloaded the Geico version of the song and had it playing while he walked around trick or treating. It was a BIG hit!
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