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Coolest Homemade Head of the Table Halloween Costume

by Mary Ellen K.
(Whiting, IN)

Head of the Table

Head of the Table

This costume idea came from seeing a child's picnic table costume and developed into a much scarier idea. First, I ordered an orange 120" round banquet size table cloth. I wanted the costume to go all the way to the floor.
My husband cut a large round,about 36", piece of heavyweight cardboard from an appliance box that I found. He cut a hole for my head in the center. Underneath the round cardboard he secured small wood slats, about 3" wide, to the underside of the table for stability. He attached the tablecloth to the round with a staple gun and glue. Around the center of the hole we secured (with staples) a string of purple battery operated lights. He secured the small on/off switch for the lights onto the slat underneath. This allowed me to turn the lights on and off from under the costume. We used paper Halloween plates and plastic cutler for the place settings on top, along with blood goblets that came from a Halloween store. These were glued on and a small nail was used to keep these secure. I put gummy worms on the plates with glue. Finally, a cheap Dracula cape, some fangs, and theatrical paint made up my face. I made a small sign "Head Of the Table" (like you'd see at a wedding with the table number), stapled it to a drinking straw (wrapped in tape) and taped it a black headband I wore. It turned out really cool!

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Coolest Head on a Platter Costume 36

by Tracey S.
(Ohio)

Homemade Head on a Platter Costume

Homemade Head on a Platter Costume

Homemade Head on a Platter Costume
Homemade Head on a Platter Costume
Homemade Head on a Platter Costume
Homemade Head on a Platter Costume

I started off this Homemade Head on a Platter Costume with a box and cut a round hole in the top. Using the cut out circle from the box as a template I used it to cut a circle out of a disposable tin serving tray so they would be the exact size. I cut the folding ends off at the bottom of the box. Using both long piece, I bent them and hot glued them inside the box to use as shoulder straps to help balance the box. I then glued the tablecloth down making a slit where the circle was and folding it under using the glue to hold it in place. I then glued the disposable serving tray down.

I took battery operated candle sticks and used hot glue on both side of the serving tray. I glued a plastic skull wine glass to the box. I used Elmer’s glue with a tint over red food coloring to look like blood. I then glued a toy eyeball in the glass along with a plastic spider. I glued a fork and a napkin to the box. I then glued a red and black rose to the box. I used spiders, rats and eyeballs to the box. I cut a slit and place a plastic knife in the box. Then I put the box over my son’s head and we had a head on a platter.

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Very Cool
by: Anonymous

Love it!

Great Job!!!
by: K Regan

The Coolest Head on a Platter from Ohio is amazing! What creativity and something that can be done at home without spending a bunch of money - and looks professionally done. Great job!

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Coolest Homemade Head on a Table Unique Halloween Costume Idea 31

by Elizabeth V.
(Knoxville, Tn.)

Homemade Head on a Table Unique Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Head on a Table Unique Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Head on a Table Unique Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Head on a Table Unique Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Head on a Table Unique Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Head on a Table Unique Halloween Costume Idea

This Homemade Head on a Table Unique Halloween Costume Idea is such a fun costume! My daughter won 3 local costume contests and was the hit of the neighborhood she went trick or treating in. You will need to start with a medium to large box. Cut a hole in the top for the head. I also cut out holes on the side like handles to make it easier for her to carry. I covered it with black felt material to cover it like a table cloth. I also bought red felt and scalloped the edges to look like a tablecloth dripping blood.

We attached 2 plates, 2 goblets, 2 dessert cups, and the silverware. We decorated the table with spiders, mice, eyeballs, and black roses. I glued everything on with a hot glue gun. Everything held incredibly well. It even passed the rude kid that tries to pull stuff off of your costume test.

We finished her up with a knife through the head, attached to headband and a little fake blood. She looked great!

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