Our whole family went camping the weekend before Halloween and we were a themed family. Boardgames. Here is my Monopoly Game Costume. First I drew everything on a plain white poster board, then used packing tape to tape it to a large piece of cardboard and cut off the extra and left about an inch on all sides. I taped from end to end all the way down to ensure it would be waterproof. I used paint pens to actually draw on the poster board. I then used a few pieces of money, 2 chance cards, 2 community chest cards and a couple deed cards and taped them ontop of the tape for easy removal to the corners of the board as if 2 people were playing. Then with a hot glue gun on low, I glued a few pieces around the board as well. They too are easy to remove without damage.
For my Vegas style hat, I used a smaller piece of poster board and a smaller piece of cardboard. I then drew a smaller version of the same board. I made two slits in the middle with about an inch in between so I could lace a long piece of ribbon through to tie around my head. I fold one corner up then taped from end to end, including the poster board that hangs over to waterproof it. I glued a few game pieces on then taped money, deed cards and chance/community chest cards along the top of the hat for easy removal.
All in all, it took about 4 days, mainly because I'm a perfectionist.
When my son said he wanted to be a board game for Halloween, I admit, I thought he was crazy! What I didn't know is how awesome it would be and how much everyone would LOVE it!
Supplies for Uncle Pennybags Monopoly Man Costume:
* 1/2 in. 4 ft. x 8 ft. Foam Insulating Sheathing (from hardware store) $10.50 * Old Monopoly game (thrift store) $3.00 * Suit coat (thrift store) $2.00 * Foam Top Hat (craft store) $1.00 * Red bow tie (craft store) $1.50 * Monocle (dollar store) $1.00 * Mustache (party goods store) $3.00 * Cane (party goods store) $6.00 * Hot glue gun, scissors, ruler, markers (supplies from home)
First we cut the foam insulation board into a square, 30in X 30in (2 1/2 feet). Then cut large hole in the middle to fit around body. Using the real game board as a guide we drew the game onto the board using a pencil and ruler, then traced it with a marker. Trust me, I am no artist and this was very easy.
Then came coloring it in and adding finishing touches. We cut off the side of the game lid that said "Monopoly" and glued it on, then glued various game pieces on around the board such as: houses, hotels, dice, cards, etc.
Next all he had to do was dress up: tan pants, suit coat, red bow tie, monocle, mustache, cane and top hat. Slide the board game over his body and VIOLA! COOLEST Uncle Pennybags Monopoly Man Costume EVER!! He was quite a hit everywhere he went!
Monopoly is my favorite game ever! Really I collect monopoly boards. So I decided to be the "Monopoly girl" coming out of the board.
I got a piece of cardboard and cut an oval hole out of the center. Then cut the back so I could get in and out of the board. Driving and getting through places was a little difficult haha. Then I made a board to glue on top and painted the perimeter black to make it look snazy. I made little game pieces from cardboard and hung them off the front. I wore a vest top that I had and pinned Monopoly money to it. I got a top hat at my local costume store. I borrowed a bow tie. I made the cane from poster paper that I glued and painted black.
The whole Homemade Monopoly Costume probably cost about ten dollars for me to make. This was my favorite costume I have created.
Mr. Monopoly Costume, EASY and genius! A black pair of trousers, blazer and waistcoat were bought from the Thrift store. The white shirt was ours. A black plastic hat $1. A Monopoly board was also bought from the Thrift store, the pieces were hot glued on as though there was a game in process. A piece of ribbon was attached to the board so he could wear it around his neck. Monopoly money was put in his top pocket and he carried the rest around. Simple white face paint with a moustache did the trick to finish the look.