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.
Coolest Homemade Yard Gnome on a Toadstool Costume 11
by Kristen D.
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!
Comments for Coolest Homemade Yard Gnome on a Toadstool Costume 11
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!
Comments for Coolest Garden Gnome Halloween Costume 3
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!