This Homemade Staples Easy Button Halloween Costume was inspired by "Staples" easy button, a recognizable, quirky symbol of the office supply store. It wasn't too difficult to make and the employees at Staples loved it!
How to make: The main part was made using gray poster board and red poster board. The circles were actually cut by students in the woodshop class at the local middle school using a wood cutting saw, but they could be cut with scissors if lighter weight material was used. The front consisted of a large gray circle with a smaller red circle and paper letters glued on.
The letters were first printed off a computer to get the font just right, and then cut out with an exacto knife. The back was just a gray circle. They are connected by two pieces of thick white ribbon that rested on my shoulders. The ribbon was taped on the other side of the main pieces so that the tape could not be seen.
With the main costume finished, other touches were added, such as bright red hair ties with large paper clips (available at office stores) and pencils attached. An actual easy button was held to compare and the kind workers at our local Staples allowed me to borrow a real basket to collect candy in (it has a plastic bag attached so that mini candies would not fall through the holes!). A neutral top and red and white polka dot pajama pants completed the look.
That was easy!
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And the winner is? I made a Golden Globe Award costume for my school's Spirit day "Red Carpet Day".
Materials: -2 boxes -3 hula hoops -gold fabric or material -string -glitter
The bottom half of the costume is just two boxes on top of each other with the bottoms cut out so that you can stand in them. The top half, however, is a bit more difficult. The goal here is to create a circle, the hardest shape to make in costumes. I used 2 hula hoops to try and achieve this effect. I put one hula hoop inside the other so that from the top you see two intersecting lines. Then with the string, I tied the top and bottom intersection together and secured with hot glue. Once those were in place, I ran the third hula hoop horizontally through to create an equator. I tied this loop to the other two using the string technique.
From here, you are home free. Double sided sticky tape sticks great to metallic material, but don?t use hot glue because it will warp and melt the material. Just cover with gold and enjoy.
I also covered my face with glitter, but that is certainly optional.
Every party needs a hero, and one that helps with packaging valuable items...even better! For those tricky situations where you are in party mode but still have packaging to take care of...enter Bubble Wrap Man!
This Bubble Wrap Man Costume is made entirely from high-grade bubble wrap and clear packaging tape, the costume comes complete with pockets, hood, bubble wrapped shoes and bubble wrap drink holder.
Also, when it gets dark, the addition of glowsticks beneath the bubble wrap gives an amazing effect of lighting up the costume. The photo shown does not do Bubble Wrap Man justice!
But beware…if wearing a bubble wrap costume at a party, people will want to touch you! Hey, that’s not always a bad thing though…
Also check out Costume Warning on this site if you are thinking of covering yourself in bubble wrap, Don’t get too close to fire!