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Coolest Homemade Leukocyte and the Germ Costume

by Renee G.
(Birmingham, AL)

Homemade Leukocyte and the Germ Costume

Homemade Leukocyte and the Germ Costume

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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Where's the germ costume?
by: Anonymous

What a funny story. Would love to see the germ costume.

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Coolest Germ Costume

by Laura D.
(Seattle, WA)

Homemade Germ Costume

Homemade Germ Costume

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.

Fun and scary!

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cool!
by: Anonymous

I LOVE this costume! Very creative.

perfect
by: Anonymous

My boys will love this !

awesome
by: Anonymous

this is really cute!

Amazing!
by: Anonymous

Where can I buy one?? I am getting ready to launch a major Flu vaccine clinic and this would be a great way to increase compliance.

Do you sale these?
by: Steffanie

Do you sale these at all?

Trade show
by: Mike Reidy

I love your home made germ costume.
Doing a trade show in 2 weeks in SLC Utah.
The product we are talking about is UV lights they kill germs, virus, and bacteria.
Would you make me one?
mike@rotoaire.com
801 973-4333

Thank you

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