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Coolest "Airing Our Dirty Laundry" Group Costumes 7

by Stephanie P
(Caledonia, MI)

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After browsing photos online, our kids passed up the opportunity to be candy and popcorn and instead chose to be appliances and dirty laundry, lol!

Our oldest was the washing machine, complete with a door that opens (made from a deli tray), 'bubbles & soap' (blue cellophane and bubble wrap), plumbing attachments in back, and a REAL water feature (a squirtgun suspended inside that sprays through the 'soap dispenser' made from a Frosty top).

Our middle child was the dryer. It features a barrel door (again, made from a deli tray) filled with clothes that spin and dryer sheet hair ties! Both the washer and dryer are topped with soap, dryer sheets and misc clothing, have labeled control panels with knobs (made from orange juice, milk and pop bottle caps), as well as electrical plugs in the back.

Our 'baby' was the dirty laundry basket, full of laundry, clothespins, and stain spray, complete with a detergent cup headband.

The Homemade "Airing Our Dirty Laundry" Group Costumes took approximately 16-18 hours and went a little like this:
1. Found an old box, cut it in half and painted it - proceeded to measure and cut out holes once dry.

2. Gathered bottle caps and deli trays, cut and covered them in tinfoil - added knobs and laundry tubs to machines. Designed, printed and added stickers, etc to the control panel.

3. Velcroed or glued on accessories such as detergent bottles, plugs, plumbing, and added clothing, bubble wrap bubbles and cellophane soap to tubs.

4. Cut a hole in a laundry basket. Added sock suspenders, clothing, and old stain remover & dryer sheet containers. Slit the bottom of a detergent cup and added it to a headband.

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Dirty Laundry roup
by: Anonymous

WOW!! GRRREAT costumes--how creative!

CUTE
by: julianna

CUTEST COSTUME EVER!

thank you!
by: Stephanie

thanks for your comments - the kids [and mom and dad too] had lots of fun both making and wearing them! :)

Adorable
by: Anonymous

The costumes are adorable, and so are your children!

Too Cute!
by: Anonymous

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I hate paying so much money for store bought costumes, the quality is so cheap). I love these costumes. They're original and incredibly cute.

Washer & Dryer & Basket costumes
by: Anonymous

Your Washer and Dryer and Basket costumes were great. Can't wait to show my grandchildren.

"Airing Our Dirty Laundry" is the BEST!
by: Anonymous

Those are most creative, well-made, prize-worthy costumes I've ever seen in my LIFE!! The smiles on those beautiful faces are just priceless!! Job well done!!!

BEST COSTUME EVER!
by: Anonymous

Back in the late 70's, my husband and I attended a Halloween Costume Contest Party sponsored by a local radio station. We went dressed as a washer (husband) and basket of dirty clothes (myself).
We must have appealed to the judges, because we came in first place and won a trip to Europe. Best.Homemade.Costume.Ever!

Question
by: Anonymous

How did you make the back of the washer?

how we made the back of the washer
by: Stephanie P

The back of the washer was the back of the box...we added on plumbing pieces with hot glue, as well as a cord with a plug :)

Stickers
by: Sam

Hey! Where did you find the stickers?

Love It!
by: Bmejia

WOW!!! I am in the process of making this for my 8 year old. Your picture inspired me to make it. LOVE IT!!!

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Coolest Homemade Snuggle Bear in Laundry Basket Baby Costume 5

by Donnalynn D.
(Brookneal, VA)

Homemade Snuggle Bear in Laundry Basket Baby Costume

Homemade Snuggle Bear in Laundry Basket Baby Costume

I made this homemade Snuggle Bear in laundry basket baby costume for my daughter and her 7 month old baby son, Kaden, as she always calls him her "Snuggle Bear". We picked out soft fabrics for the bear and made sure to have lots of blue around so there'd be no misunderstanding that he was a boy.

The back of the costume was open so he could be quickly "changed" when necessary. It was actually made like a glorified coat- velcroed down the front-- with "coattails" in FRONT for legs that had elastic bands to keep them over his legs. The back had a cute little bubblebutt extension that had an adorable little tail on it.

We put him in a laundry basket and added lots of comfy laundry and also Snuggle fabric detergent and dryer sheets. She wore a housewife's outfit with robe, slippers, and handkerchief on her head and clipped clothes pins all over her. They were the absolute HIT at the Trunk-or-treat we had in our small Virginia town, but I don't know if it was his costume idea or because he is the cutest baby ever!

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Coolest George Washington Costume

by Jodi S
(Taylorsville, KY, USA)

Coolest George Washington Costume

Coolest George Washington Costume

I spend the first quarter of the year researching costumes and trying to come up with something unique for my mom to make. It was easy when my son was small to get him to agree to my ideas. As he grows older he wants to be the typical super hero or something with guns. I came up with an idea of George Washington and over the summer we read books to inspire my son. He is very proud of the costume my mother created for him. We are going on Halloween dinner train ride this year and will fit right in wearing his costume. I only wish I had my mom make us something to compliment it. We enjoy Halloween and who doesn't like to be something different for a day.

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Love It!!
by: Jeni

Every year, your mom outdoes herself!!! He is adorable!!

Costume Needed
by: Anonymous

I need to make one for my sons school project can you give me pointers are you selling yous? erica.franquero@gmail.com

Cutest GW costume ever
by: Amy

Where did you buy you shoes? Outfit is precious. Would u please rent it? Know it is sentimental to u!!!

Shoe info
by: Anonymous

Shoes are Trendz Jafar buckle shoes via Amazon. They are inexpensive. My son just recently wore costume again on famous person day at school and won.

Awesome Costume
by: Angie

I love this costume! My son wants to go as George Washington this year for Halloween. Did your mom use a pattern? I'm just trying to find some direction on how to make something like this wonderful costume!

Thanks,
Angie

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Coolest Homemade Washing Machine Costume 12

by Cindy B
(Gillespie,Illinois)

Homemade Washing Machine Costume

Homemade Washing Machine Costume

My daughter couldn't decide what she wanted to be for Halloween so we put our heads together and came up with the washing machine costume. To my surprise the costume came out looking great and it was a big hit with the neighborhood.

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