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Coolest Gnome Halloween Costume 4

by Jenny
(Tucson, AZ)

Never Roam Alone!

Never Roam Alone!

I wanted to do something original, cute and funny. One day the Travelocity Gnome popped into my head. Although a lot of people also thought I was David the Gnome.

I hand sewed the Gnome Halloween costume outfit out of a fuzzy blue blanket. To do this I first cut a head hole on the middle of the blanket and then trimmed a rough outline for sleeves. Then I sewed up along the sides. It was really easy since the outfit is supposed to be oversized anyway. I even sewed pockets into it to create that realistic “armless” Travelocity Gnome look.

The hat is a large piece of red construction paper that I rolled and glued into the shape of a pointed hat. My beard was found at a costume store for $2. I’m wearing black tights underneath and found the perfect puffy tall black boots at a thrift store. I think that black rain boots “wellies” would work really well also. The thick black belt just happened to be from my closet. For the last effect I layered on a thick layer of pink blush on to my cheeks.

The costume was a hit. I received complements, and many many laughs all night long! Nobody had ever seen anyone dressed up as a gnome before.

Total cost of costume: $6

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Coolest Homemade Yard Gnome on a Toadstool Costume 11

by Kristen D.
(Dayton, OH)

Homemade Yard Gnome on a Toadstool Costume

Homemade Yard Gnome on a Toadstool Costume

I saw a young girl about six years old dressed up as this last year. I wanted to run with the idea this year because I think it is so funny and love to be extremely random. Last year I went as a bathtub, or rather a person in a bathtub!

I made every inch of this Yard Gnome on a Toadstool costume myself.

I first took two pool noodles and glued them together. I then bought red fabric, sponge- painted white circles on it with a car sponge and then hot-glued the fabric around the noodles. I cut a beard out of fake fur and glued it to my face. I rolled up poster board and glued felt around the cone-shaped hat.

I bought a pair of kids' pants from Goodwill, stuffed them with newspaper and taped elf-like slip-ons to the bottom of the pants. I wore white pajama pants, a blue sweatshirt, and put a belt on.

The whole night I was excessively using the word gnome. For example, I was saying: "Oh wow I didnt gnome that" or "I gnome right". I told everyone I was reading "Better Gnomes and Gardens". At the end I was even getting on my own nerves! Hope you like this!

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So weird
by: Anonymous

Haha! I was a bathtub last year and now I'm being a gnome! Great idea and we must think alike! That's hysterical! :)

Top of toadstool
by: Anonymous

I absolutely love this idea and want to be proactive for this year. I have a question regarding the top of the toadstool.
Where did you end it? Did you tuck it into the white pajama pants you bought? Please let me know! Much appreciated

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Coolest Garden Gnome Halloween Costume 3

by Shelly
(Old Washington, Ohio)

Garden Gnome Halloween Costume

Garden Gnome Halloween Costume

This garden gnome Halloween costume was such a fun costume to make and to wear. First, I took two pool noodles and taped them in a straight line. Then glued the red fabric to them, stuffed it full of newspaper and used hot glue to hold it together.

The mushroom stem is just made like a slip and again I used hot glue on the seam. Now for string, I used bailers twine but half way through the night it snapped and I had to use wire (ouch).

The Gnome legs are a pair of my daughters old pants stuffed with batting and the little boots I borrowed from her teddy bear. I wore a blue shirt and a belt, bought the beard. The hat is made from wire hangers and a pillowcase. A little batting on the hat for eyebrows and the lips are actually a whistle or zinger.

Total time spent 4-6 hours over 3 weeks (little here little there) and total cost to make $6.50. (Beard was $5) I wore the costume two nights entered four contest and over all I won almost $200 in cash and prizes!

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making the costume
by: Anonymous

are you inside this mushroom? I'm having a hard time understanding your directions

answer
by: Anonymous

Yes I am inside the mushroom, the mushroom is a slip with the mushroom head tied around the waist.

Help
by: Anonymous

I love your costume and I'm thinking of becoming this for Halloween but can you explain how the mushroom was filled with the pool noodles.

gnomecostume
by: Anonymous

what are you using the twine for?

Costume Directions
by: Anonymous

you can find very good instructions for making this costume on familyfun site

LOVE IT!
by: Anonymous

So cool! I am totally stealing this for 2010!

Stuffing
by: Anonymous

How did you keep the newspaper from falling out?

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Coolest Lawn Gnome Costume 2

by Devin
(Los Angeles)

Homemade Lawn Gnome Costume

Homemade Lawn Gnome Costume

I made this Lawn Gnome costume for my boyfriend for an impromptu costume party. I made the hat out of poster board and red felt. All I needed was a glue-gun! I found the clothes at a thrift store and the white beard at a costume store for only 5 bucks!

Entire costume cost under $20 to complete :)

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