Original Snow Globe Costume (That Really Snows!)
I decided about two days after Halloween that the next year I wanted to be a snow globe. Not just a snow globe, but a functioning snow globe. Lucky for me I was able to combine my craftiness with my husband’s electrical engineering brain to make that happen. However, it turned out to be a bit more expensive than planned and it was heavy. Really heavy.
The globe is made out of an industrial street light which we ordered off the internet. We cut a hole in the front so I would be able to get things in and out, and communicate throughout the night. The bottom is made out of plywood and insulator board. I decorated the outside with various Christmas decorations from Hobby Lobby. I spray painted wood letters and glued those to the front to signify where my globe was “from”. I also had Christmas lights as an added touch.
The actual function snow part was created from an air mattress pump and fake snow from the craft store. I was able to feed the “snow” in and it sent it up through the tube that gave the snow effect. The globe fit snug around my waist but I also had suspenders (from Home Depot) that helped evenly distribute the weight.
Although I regret it I didn’t get a good video of the snow effect, just a few short clips.