This is our first costume for our youngest, Jack. We've set a theme of costumes with Jack in the name and intend to stick with it until he's old enough to throw a fit. I hope the tantrums come soon, because I'm running out of ideas. The only idea I have left is, well, a nickname for donkey that I usually use on drivers who cut me off.
I was admittedly pressed for time on this, so it's not fancy, but I thought it was a fun and convenient concept so I wanted to share it.
Here's how I created the homemade baby Jack in the box costume:
I cut a box in half, removed the top and bottom flaps, attached it to our baby carrier (who loves duct tape?) and 'ta-da': Jack in the Box. A little construction paper and glue (I was pressed on time AND cheap) and a fun hat and we were done. It was fantastic to be able to wear him around with the big kids while trick or treating.
Since everyone is afraid of clowns, I decided to make a giant, scary, Homemade Scary Jack in the Box Costume. The box is just a frame that is surrounded in material. It also has wheels for portability.
Jack (me) can stand up high in the box on stands inside or go down low in the box to move it around. The box also has a large handle like one you would see on a real Jack-in-the box. Also, the lid is opened in the back. The box also has music and flashing lights around it.
The body of the clown is made from a kids tunnel and covered with material. Matching material is used on the upper body of myself so that it all looks as one body. When standing on the stands inside the box, the clown (me) is up about 8'6" high.
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I bought a clown pattern that looked like a Jack in the box clown. I changed it up a little so the shirt would be longer. My daughter picked the material colors. I try to have her help as much as possible.
I put wire hoops inside to give it a slinky look. I bought white gloves and painted her face. We bought a red rubber nose to make her look more like a real Jack in the box.
We bought ply wood and 2X4s to make the box. We made the frame with the 2x4s and covered it with the ply wood. I added a seat inside so my daughter could sit down. We also added wheels so she could scoot it. My daughter painted it to match her clown costume.
That's it, our own Jack in the Box Halloween Costume!
I had the idea to be Jack from "Jack in the Box" for Halloween. The head was a plastic dome from a Halloween fortune teller globe decoration and I wrapped it in a stretchy white see-through cloth that I glued down. I cut the mouth, eyes, and hat out of colored foam sheet from the craft store and the nose is a Styrofoam cone that is wrapped in a black cloth.
To wear the head I hot glued an old bicycle helmet inside so that I could put it on and strap it to my head. I won my high school costume contest and I wore the costume into my local Jack in the Box and had parents taking pictures of me with their children.