My daughter had a fancy dress competition and the theme was "innovative idea". So my mind started working. I wanted to build something extra ordinary and something that was not done before. I thought about BULB as I can also make it functional by giving a light torch in my daughter's hand which she can switch on and off to make it work.
I had to make the shape by using wires. I made the varying diameters of circles horizontaly and then attach the longer vertical lines I needed to weld it together to make it hold in place. Then I stitched a cover for it by using net cloth so that my baby can breath inside. For the holder, I used thermacol and made the shape and cover it with a black wrinkled cloth.
So the structure of the buld was ready , now I had to design the cloth that she would wear. I chose metallic silver colour shirt and legging. I wrote 1000 watts Anam bulb ( as Anam is her name ) and also made filament on the headband. it looked cool and it recieved a lot of applause.
To top it up,my husband wrote a small poem which she can recite on stage. It goes like this:
Switch me ON, Switch me OFF ( here she switches the torch) I spread light to all across. Uncle Edison invented me, In the dark we all can see. I AM A BULB!!!
Coolest Homemade Light Bulb and Switch Couple Costume 2
by Teya and Victoria M.
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Homemade Light Bulb and Switch Couple Costume
This Homemade Light Bulb and Switch Couple Costume was a bright idea for a Halloween couple costume!
One of us was a light bulb and the other was a light switch. The light bulb was made of chicken wire, with tracing paper and adhesive glue. On the outside we put yellow tissue paper. To get the shape of the bulb, we put a huge beach ball inside and used it as the 'molding' for the bulb. Inside, Victoria had to carry the light bulb with straps over her shoulders and a fifteen million watts flashlight.
The light switch is made of foam-core. The screws on the outside are paper plates with silver marker down the middle. There is a silver spray-painted switch box for the back and Teya stood in between that and the front. The switch actually works.
For the last three years Teya and Victoria have been coming up with different kinds of fun and creative costumes. This year it was really hard to walk upstairs and just move around in general. But it was lots of fun though.
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What can be more fun than an Energy Saving Light bulb? Start your Go-Green Light Bulb Costume by donning a white shirt and pants. I used cropped pants so I could use striped socks as the part you screw in to the socket. I had to purchase a few packs of assorted long balloons to get enough white ones. They are available at a party store.
Then inflate about 16 long, white balloons, tie them end-to-end, and wrap them around you from chest to hips (use a cheap balloon pump to blow them up). I added white face paint and used silver shoes. You will become a unique, energy-saving spiral light bulb.
I won the "most creative" costume at the school where I teach.