I don't know how I came up with the idea of this Kool Aid Jug Costume, but decided I must be the Kool Aid Jug!
My starting point was going to Michael's arts and crafts to look around for supplies and start to visualize how it would all come together. From a fabric store I bought a big sheet of red fabric. I got a wooden wreath and knitting needles and used the to pin the fabric into the wreath and create a giant cylinder. I cut out two arm holes in it. I cut the face parts out of sheets of black foam that i bought and glued them on to the front of the costume/red fabric.
I had a Styrofoam wreath that I cut in half and spray painted red for the handle of the jug; I shoved a chopstick into wreath and then tucked it into the arm hole, securing the handle in place. Then once I had tucked the fabric into my pants, I stuffed and shaped myself with polyform.
It actually ended up being pretty easy and not all that time consuming, and was very well received!
My husband and I decided to do a Kool Aid Man Costume and a packet of kool-aid. Here's how I made it:
Kool aid man:
I took a large cardboard box and put two hula hoops in it to make it a round shape- then I shaped it into the shape of a pitcher (using the box and some scrap pieces of cardboard). Then once I had the shape I covered in foam from a fabric supply store then covered it red fabric.
For the eyes it used black felt and black screen so he could see through it. For the mouth and nose I used black felt. The handle on the side is bubble wrap rolled up then covered in the red material. I cut a hole in the bottom of the box to fit over his head then used suspenders on the inside to hold it up on him!
Kool aid packet:
I bought a cheap black fitted dress from a discount store then bought LOTS of kool aid packets and safety pinned then all over the dress.