My homemade Geico money costume came from the insanely funny Geico commercials. My specific costume idea is from the commercials featuring the Geico Money, "Sometimes it feels like somebody's waaatching you" I didn't know how I was going to pull it off but with a call to packing company to find sheets of Styrofoam and a few other ingenious ideas I finally assembled a work of art... at least in my giant googley eyes.
It started with cutting Styrofoam sheets, stacking them (staggered a little to resemble money) then skewered at different angles and hot-glued to secure together. I cut out a hole just the size of my waist and then began designing it. I sprayed the whole thing a light green and then copied a 5 dollar bill the best I could using a Sharpie on the top layer.
To make the eyes I bought cheap clocks, turned around the face with numbers and added a construction paper pupil. The money wrap is also construction paper as well. Finally I got some suspenders and made wire u's with hangers in the Styrofoam to attach the suspenders to. I wore plain black sweatpants as to not detract from the design and I had a blast dancing it up as the Geico money.
Every year my job has a costume contest to see who can be the most creative. I kept seeing the GEICO eyes on commercials and decided to try a Homemade GEICO Money Eyes Costume. So I got a rectangular box from work. I scanned fake money onto my computer and printed out sixteen large copies (size 18” X 24”) on a big plotter at my job. I attached one copy to the top of the box with spray adhesive.
For the sides, I folded the other copies back and forth like a fan and attached them to the sides of the box with spray adhesive. Because I folded them, it looks like a stack of money. Then I used blue construction paper to make the blue wrapper in the middle. The eyes are made of paper plates and black circles made from construction paper. I set a small box behind each eye to prop them up. I cut a hole in the bottom of the box big enough for my head and made small slits for me to see out of.
Then it was done! “I always feel like somebody’s watching me!!!” lol
My daughter's Geico Costume is really simple. Just a box covered on top with posterboard decorated to look like money. The sides are covered with heater filters to give it that "stacked" look. Two Styrofoam discs for the eyes & more paper for the money wrapper. Add suspenders for easy walking.