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Coolest Snoopy Halloween Costume 9

by Chris
(Crofton, MD)

Snoopy Halloween Costume

Snoopy Halloween Costume

When my 4 kids wanted to be the Peanuts gang for Halloween, your site was the first place I hit - and got great ideas for paper mache heads for the 3 older ones. (I made the mouths wide open for two of them so the little ones could see better. Also, I used yarn over Styrofoam and toilet paper rolls for Lucy's hair. (I'll send an additional picture with all 4 costumes.)

We came up short on Snoopy Halloween costume ideas, though, because my 3 year old won't wear a mask over his whole face. I was able to solve the problem by adapting a Simplicity pattern (3663) for a parrot costume into Snoopy. I purchased white fur and black felt and white fun foam. The body is essentially a jump suit and I made my own sleeves and tail. A single felt spot on the back made it Snoopy-authentic.

The head piece required more alteration. I began with a basic hood and made a slight change from beak shape to beagle for the fun foam snout. The fun foam works fantastically! It holds a great shape, you can sew right onto it and it doesn't have to be stuffed. I added ears and stuffed them just a little. The nose tip is a black rubber ball that I was able to straight pin right to the snout.

Felt shapes finished the eyes, smile and "hand-drawn" ears.

Snoopy Costume

Snoopy Costume

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by: elleigh

I love Peanuts, and man I laughed when I saw the pic, the costumes are fantastic!! great work!

The heads are great
by: Valerie, PA

What did you use for the heads? Thank you,

Charlie Brown
by: Snoopy Fan!

These are GREAT! How did you get the character heads to not move around (tilt back and forth) once your kids put them on?

Willing to sell?
by: Angie

Do you still have it? I will gladly purchase it from you.

by: Anonymous

this is cool...are you willing to sell it? ;-) i need one for my baby's birthday.

by: Vickie

Chris, are you willing to sell your pattern? I really only need the hood/beak pattern?

snoopy head help
by: Linda

I love it. I have for my son a white sweatshirt and sweatpants, white sneakers and gloves. I need help making the head. Can you send it?

head measurements
by: sandra

can you send directions for the head?

Making Peanut Heads
by: Chris

The heads are not difficult, but time consuming. The base is one of those balloons that are punching balls. (I believe I found them at the Dollar Store.) Inflate to the size you would like. Then, using a flour and water paper mache paste (find recipe online) use newspaper to cover the entire balloon. You will need to do many layers and will want to wait until each is completely dry before doing the next. I found that alternating between black and white and color (comics, ads) newspaper helped me figure out where I was on a particular layer. Once the head has enough layers (it's been a few years but there were at least 5), you carefully cut out the neck opening - take it slow because you can always cut more away but you can't put it back on! Cut eye holes and decide how you will attach or balance the heads on your user. we used some foam inside and used fabric ties to attach it under the neck on some. You can use fine black mesh to cover the eye holes if you want. Since our kids were little and we wanted them to be safe, we also cut mouth holes so they had better vision. Paint and add hair as needed. Linus' hair is made from black pipe cleaners, Lucy's hair is black yarn wrapped around paper towel tubes to keep its shape.

Love peanuts:)
by: Kim

These are really great! Thanks so much for sharing them!

by: Anonymous

There are a group of adults that dress up every year we are doing pee-nuts love your idea.Thanks for sharing.

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Coolest Peanuts Halloween Costume 10

by Stefanie
(Mentor, OH USA)

Accounting Department - Peanuts Gang 2008

Accounting Department - Peanuts Gang 2008

This year our department opted to go with the Peanuts Halloween costume. We started with the ideas on this site to create large heads out of paper mache. We followed simple paper mache directions using 3-4 coats of paper mache letting each layer dry completely in between.

Each head was created using flesh spray paint, felt, pipe cleaners or yarn for the hair, felt for the mouth and foam balls for the ears and nose. For the eyes we hot glued a couple of layers of black mesh so people couldn’t see inside the eyes. We weren’t really sure on how to get this project to work perfectly so we played around with the materials we had and it worked out well.

For Snoopy we duct taped a 2 liter pop bottle and covered it with white felt. For Woodstock we stuffed the front nose with batting to make it thicker.

This is a very easy yet time consuming project that took a few weeks to have all completed.

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by: Anonymous

These are awesome! Excellent work. What creative minds. My only concern would be the lack of comfort the paper mache heads would provide. Ahhh well.. Halloween costumes aren't necessarily supposed to be comfortable...

by: Anonymous

How much would you sell Lucy,Linus, and Woodstock for?

by: Stefanie

Thanks for the compliments! They did get a little hot inside but they weren't that bad. We had trouble keeping them to stand straight up on our shoulders so we put flexible foam on the inside so it was more comfortable on our heads.

We donated most of the characters we made to a local school for special needs kids. The teacher was in love with Peanuts and wanted the kids to do small skits with them. Sorry!

They are very inexpensive to make...just time consuming. It was worth it because we won the Best Groupe Costume in our office against very tough competition from other departments.

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