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Coolest Mouse Caught in a Trap Costume

by Jon Daniels
(Lowndes, MO)

Homemade Mouse Caught in a Trap Costume

Homemade Mouse Caught in a Trap Costume

There have been many variations of this costume, but none were what we wanted for our costume. We decided to take matters into our own hands. We bought a sheet of pink foam insulation and cut it into two rectangles that were the right size that we needed.

We covered the two pieces of insulation in brown mailing paper that you can get for the price of a dollar at most places. We then glued the two pieces together to create a clean edge all the way around. We made a VICTOR mouse trap logo stencil out of poster board and spray-painted it directly onto the brown paper in red.

We took PVC pipe and formed a square, covered it in silver tape and at one end wrapped it all the way across with leftover Television cables. We then glued that in the center of the rectangle. We attached two old backpack straps to the insulation so that he could carry the trap as though it were a backpack. We cut holes in the sweatshirt to hide the straps.

The mouse suite itself is a cheap gray jogging suite. The ears are pieces of felt cut out and glued to a fitted cap. The snout is another piece of felt, cut and glued to form a mouse nose. Small pieces of fishing twine were fed through the felt to make whiskers. A little gray face paint here and there and a cut up sponge to resemble cheese were the finishing touches.

We received many complements while walking around town that night. He was the kid with the most popular costume in his class.

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so cute!
by: Anonymous

I am a senior in high school and we pick a freshman to dress up for the last pep-rally. This is adorable on him and it will be hilarious on a 15 year old!! so cute!!

question
by: Sheri

Love the costume! How is the snout staying on his face and is there anything in the ears to make them stand up? Thanks!!

Very cool!
by: Anonymous

Neat idea and great execution! So creative!

NO blood!!!!!
by: Anonymous

my sister is being a dead mouse in a mouse trap but she has tons of blood and poop!

creative
by: Anne

Your costume is really neat.At my school
somebody dressed up like that.

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Coolest Homemade Mouse in a Mouse Trap Kids Halloween Costume 4

by Cindy G.
(Nanjemoy, MD, USA)

Homemade Mouse in a Mouse Trap Kids Halloween Costume

Homemade Mouse in a Mouse Trap Kids Halloween Costume

Homemade Mouse in a Mouse Trap Kids Halloween Costume
Homemade Mouse in a Mouse Trap Kids Halloween Costume

For this homemade mouse in a mouse-trap kids Halloween costume, I dressed him in a white sweat suit, adding felt to the hood for little ears. I drew whiskers on his cheeks and X's on his eyes to make him a dead mouse!

Now for the trap - I got some of that insulation board and wrapped it in that brown paper used to put down hard wood floors or what people use when eating crabs.

For the metal bar of the trap, I took 1-inch PVC pipe with elbows and created a square. I wrapped the middle of the square with rope to make the spring. We made the little metal piece that 'sets' the trap with a piece of high gauge electrical wire. We painted all those in silver to make them look metal.

I used the dye-cutting machine at school to cut out the letters in red construction paper and glued them on the board. I drew a large stencil of the V for Victor and spray painted that in.

I cut the back pack straps off of an old backpack and hot glued it to the backboard so he could wear it. I covered the straps in white material so it wouldn't be obvious.

He won the costume contest at school...

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Coolest Homemade Rat in Trap Costume 2

Homemade Rat in Trap Costume

Homemade Rat in Trap Costume

I made this Homemade Rat in Trap Costume last year and it only cost me about $20.00 and about 1 hour of my day. I used a 1/2 inch electrical conduit pipe and a heat gun to make the spring and then covered it with aluminum foil. Then I made a rat out of grey cloth and stuffed it with newspaper.

The wood was a cardboard box that I painted to look like wood and a real trap, then re-enforced it with Styrofoam. I sprayed my hair with a grey hair paint and had some fake teeth to use as well. Painted my face and that was about it.

I won the prize at the little party I went to but considering how cheap my costume was it was worth it! I recommend this costume for a great reaction from anyone at any party! I saw the outfit for sale but I think making it yourself makes a much better outcome. A crowd pleaser!

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WOW
by: Anonymous

Wow really cool outfit!!!

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