My 4 year old son LOVES germs and bacteria. He told me he wanted to be a white Blood Cell (a leukocyte) and he wanted his little brother to be the germ so he could "protect the world from germs-or his little brother".
The Homemade Leukocyte and the Germ Costume is made from half of a queen sized mattress pad tied at the waist with a ribbon drawstring to "puff it out". The pieces on the WBC are white fuzzy yarn wrapped around the stretchy clear necklace product for making your own jewelry. I simply folded the plastic pieces in half, wrapped the plastic with the yarn and sewed them on.
I finished it off with a white turtleneck shirt, shorts and black and white high top shoes! My germ is a machine sewn fleece jumpsuit with colored fuzzy yard knotted and sewn on the outfit. It Velcros at the shoulder for easy on/off. I dressed him in a matching orange or green shirt underneath.
Finally, I identified each molecule with a label printed on fabric that was run through our printer.
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Hello, my name is Laura, I’m a senior in high school, and I make crazy costumes for my school’s spirit week and for Halloween. This costume was for Doctor Day, so I was a germ.
This was my favorite example of reusing and recycling of costumes. If you look up Mr. Potato Head on this site, you will understand. I used the exact same cardboard frame and basically just repainted it.
The purple tentacles are small pipe insulation that I bought at a craft store and painted purple. Careful with this. The pipe insulation is made of a plastic-based material that does not absorb paint well. Throughout the day, bits of purple paint flecks came off all over the place!
The greenish yellow glop all over the costume is Fun String. It comes in a can and when it dries, it sticks remarkably well!
The mouth is made of construction paper and I just used green face paint on my arms and legs.