Coolest "Airing Our Dirty Laundry" Group Costumes 7
by Stephanie P
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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Coolest Homemade Snuggle Bear in Laundry Basket Baby Costume 5
by Donnalynn D.
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!
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.
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.