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Coolest Lighthouse and Lost Fisherman Couple Costume 3

by Bonnie F
(Lakewood, WA)

Homemade Lighthouse and Lost Fisherman Couple Costume

Homemade Lighthouse and Lost Fisherman Couple Costume

Homemade Lighthouse and Lost Fisherman Couple Costume
Homemade Lighthouse and Lost Fisherman Couple Costume
Homemade Lighthouse and Lost Fisherman Couple Costume
Homemade Lighthouse and Lost Fisherman Couple Costume

My husband loves lighthouses and we have visited quite a few. We also were big LOST fans. So I came up with the idea that I could be the lighthouse and he could be the LOST fisherman seeking navigational help with lighted beacon.

For the lighthouse, I purchased a black hoop skirt and a black turtleneck. I sewed on the white horizontal stripes by hand. For my head, I picked up some Styrofoam shapes - discs and bell, as well as a plastic white rotating police light and went to work on making my rotating beacon. I hot glued the discs together and dug out a hole in the bottom to I could access the on/off switch. I used pencils painted white as braces to hold the bell on. I did have to make a hat that was glued to the bottom of the base so I could tie it on my head.

For my husband's fisherman costume, I drew out a boat shape on foam core and cut it and painted. I also hot glued it together, found some fishing net at the craft store and slung it over the side along with one those "don't worry, be happy" singing fish removed from its base. I painted the name of the boat on the back: LOST and the LOST numbers are painted on the side of the boat. My husband wore yellow rain gear and a hat and I put makeup on his face to make him a "weathered" fisherman...

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Coolest Homemade Lighthouse Costume 2

by Katie S.
(Eagle Mountian, UT, USA)

Homemade Lighthouse Costume

Homemade Lighthouse Costume

My son Jordan decided he wanted to be a light house and instead of saying no, I said "SURE"! This was fun but tricky to make. I ended up building the frame with wire mesh cutting each peace out and then wiring them together with a stiff gauge wire. My hands got cut up pretty bad.

I then coated the entire frame with newspaper strips that we dipped in a flour and water mixture. I painted the outside and then used sticky foam to put around the window cutouts.We used the plastic insert that you put in work lights for the "glass" around the top and we had a battery powered rotating light inside. We even found seagulls to wire onto the top.

The rocks were made from Styrofoam chunks and we just painted them grey. We put a pillow in the top and that is what rested on his head while he was wearing the costume. I spent and entire month at the hardware store. I am usually sewing costumes so this was a nice change and so much fun!

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Coolest Lighthouse Costume 4

by Cathy
(Huntingdon Valley,PA)

Coolest Lighthouse Costume 4

Coolest Lighthouse Costume 4

Last summer we visited the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City and my 5 year old son's obsession with lighthouses began. He told me for Halloween he wanted to be that lighthouse.

I first had to figure out what would give that shape, so I purchased a collapsible mesh hamper from Walmart and covered it with felt (black & white). I then went to the party store and bought a large black plastic bowl, a wooden birdhouse feeder and painted it black, a battery operated strobe light velcroed in the birdhouse, at the craft store I bought a white picket fence and painted that black as well & hot glued it to the edge of the bowl.

The closest thing I could find to seagulls were white doves that I painted to make it look more like a seagull. People stopped my son and asked to take his picture and have their picture taken with him!!

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