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Our 8 year old helped make the ULTIMATE Homemade Haunted House Costume to complete our family’s Haunted theme this Halloween. Completely homemade, this walking house of fright, has strobe; black and other battery operated lights illuminating its’ wicked paper mache tree, various clay-made creatures, and “stained” glass windows.
Glowing skeletons hang in windows with spiders dangling. We used dry ice in a sippy cup to produce a mist affect near its’ front porch while out trick or treating. Using a carved out Styrofoam ball with led lights and textured spray paint, his head was transformed into a glowing moon. Made with foam, display board, doll house shingles, lots of hot glue and creative thinking; this haunted house is like no other.
He had so much fun wearing his costume. People asked if he used a doll house as a base for the costume and we told them that it is made completely from scratch with lightweight materials that make trick or treating much easier. He also had a retractable treat bag made out of a drawer extender. Finding a place to put your hands could be helpful for younger children, but for our son it’s comfortable weight, made it easy to take off when needed.
Here is a tip if you choose to add dry ice to your costume. Pack a wagon with a cooler, tongs, gloves and lots of water. You will need lots of water to keep the mist going, otherwise it ices over.
Materials and pictures of how it was put together can be seen on our YouTube video, so be sure to check it out. Hopefully you’ll agree that our Haunted House Rocks!
My son decided he wanted a Homemade Haunted House Costume. It was a family project to create. We got two cardboard boxes and cut one apart. We used the cut apart one to create the roof. We sewed it on with string. Then we spray painted it black. We added a chimney out of cardboard and painted it. My husband added lighting at the top inside of roof to shine down on my son and a door bell that lights up. We then added black crow, and huge spider to roof. We used felt to create windows and doors. We then decorated the house with spider webbing that we got from Walmart. We used hot glue to get everything to stay in place. We put danger tape and sign on back of costume along with skull. We decorated sides with skeleton garland. My son wore a dracula mask to top off the costume.
A extra feature of this costume is that he can walk in it or sit down and it actually sits on ground and looks like miniature house.