Coolest Head on Turkey Dinner Platter Halloween Costume 18
by J. Tropea
Homemade Head on Turkey Dinner Platter Halloween Costume
The idea for this Head on Turkey Dinner Platter Halloween Costume came as a result of the early product marketing in most stores for upcoming Holiday items. We couldn't believe that Christmas items were being sold in the middle of September, even before Halloween! We began to think of Holidays we could represent early on Halloween - but not the seen before Santa and Mrs. Clause. Thanksgiving came to mind... and thus the table display was created.
Using a simple Styrofoam sheet left over from a large package we created the "table" and covered it with a seasonal table cloth. We then began considering the best way to carry the table and settled on an over the head method - we simply cut out a hole a bit larger than my son's head and he slipped it on. The "table" sat on his shoulders and he steadied it with his hands under the cloth as he walked.
The fabulous roasted turkey hat was found at a discount store, so we didn't have to hand make it although we planned on stuffing three "pillows" of brown felt, gluing them together side by side and placing the white decoration over the ends of the two small pieces on either side. My son wore it as a hat and we created the "platter" of veggies around him as if it were placed in the center of the dining table.
We then glued a place setting complete with real napkin, silverware and a plate, wine glass and even a bread basket in back for interest from behind. Throughout the whole process my son (and daughter) had a blast!
I wanted my son to be something original this year. It worked, as everyone loved his Homemade Head on Platter Costume. People were constantly taking pictures of him at the homes we visited and people walking on the streets. Many of them stated that his was the best costume they have seen all night.
It cost me very little money as most things I used were from the Dollar store.I used a lot of hot glue and Velcro to secure things to the "table". The giant centipede is actually gummy candy. The flickering tea candles were actually operated by tiny batteries (also from the Dollar store). The two black mice and the various sizes of spiders added to the creepy mood. Once everything was glued down, I splashed some fake blood all over to make it more appetizing.
To help him have better control balancing the box, we cut 2 small rectangle holes on both sides of the carton. It helped him especially going up and down the stairs. With the table cloth covering the sides, no one could see his hands.
I will never go back to store bought costumes again! This was so much more fun all around! Overall we were a big success.
This Head on a Platter Costume was such an easy costume to make. We got everything at the dollar tree, including the boxes. We fitted one box on top of another one and made a holes for her neck and arms. I then glued two black plastic tables clothes to the box so that it would cover most of her legs.
We used a hot glue gun at first but found that super glue worked much better. I cut a whole in the platter and used sticky noodles with cock roaches all around it. It was sold as a set at the dollar tree. I glued the plastic plates, gobblets, forks, knives, and battery operated candles to the top. I also had battery operated skull lights that played a Halloween tune on the front. I bought at Walgreens for $6. It had a push button so that when we walked up to someone all she had to do was push it and it worked so well. I put fake blood on her head used a makeup kit that we paid a dollar for. She was very popular and everywhere we went people stopped us to take pictures.
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