As I was trying to come up with costume ideas, I thought about how everyone wants to see the Mona Lisa in far away France. Why not give everyone here an opportunity?!
My friend works at a museum and so she got me a box that they use to ship large paintings. I cut the box down the middle, leaving the top uncut, so it fit like a sandwich board. It was a pretty tall, skinny box. It went all the way down my legs.
I then made two duct tape straps to sit on my shoulders and then measured and cut out a hole for my head. I printed off a small image of the Mona Lisa and then sketched it on the cardboard.
Using acrylic paints I painted the box. I cut out white copy paper to make the border & then used construction paper to make "no flash photography signs". M
y husband got in on the action too. He used an old chef coat he had and put a badge that said "Leonardo da Vinci". He then wore a fake beard and used one of my painting pallets and paint brushes to carry around & used a beret as a painter's hat.
We had so much fun walking around all night. Lots of people stopped and took pictures with us. The hardest part was that my ears were behind the box, so I couldn't really hear what everyone was saying, so I just gave them a shy smile :)
Total cost: $5 (for the paints)
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Coolest Mona Lisa and Leonardo Da Vinci Halloween Couple Costume Idea 3
by Marian A.
Mona Lisa and Leonardo Da Vinci Halloween Couple Costume Idea
The Mona Lisa costume was from a long black dress that I bought at the Salvation Army for $5, and I made the alterations necessaries with more black fabric for it to look like the 16th century and more Mona Lisa like, the frame is cardboard with a gold fabric I had at home. Makeup was really simple.
My boyfriend dressed up like Da Vinci, I used his graduation gown and made some alterations, a knees long brown dress underneath with a brown belt and black leggings. I made his hat, painted his hair with temporary gray hair spray, and bought his beard in a local costume store for $6. Didn't find a wood painter's palette so we made one of cardboard, really simple.