Our bank participated in a Christmas Parade in our city. The theme for the parade was "A Charlie Brown Christmas." This is our best photo from the day and includes, Linus, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Freida, Lucy and Snoopy, Pigpen and Sally Brown.
We blew up balloons, covered them with plastic wrap and then covered them with four layers of paper mached newspaper. We used a half water, half glue mix to make our "paper mache." Then we spray painted them, cut eye holes, covered those in mesh and used felt and pipe cleaners for the rest of the facial features. Then we hot-glued yarn to the heads. Some of us covered the heads in felt before adding yarn, just in case the yarn was too thin.
After that, we dressed as our characters. We were originally going to wear dresses that we found at Goodwill, but it was too cold. So we all tried to find sweatshirts the same color of our characters and that worked out much better.
Our Homemade Peanuts Gang Group Costume was the winner for best float/costume in our city's parade.
We fell in love with the California group's Peanuts gang pictures on here and no matter how hard we tried, we couldn't find a better idea for our group. Thank you very much for your detailed plan. We, too, were a huge hit in our Homemade Peanuts Gang Costume!!!
We used punching balloons (as beach balls were out of season) and homemade paper mache for the masks. We primed and painted the heads. Used sharpie markers for the facial features and pipe cleaners, felt, and yarn for the hair. (Lucy wrapped felt around dollar store curlers).
We cut the mouths out and covered them with see through mesh for viewing. The heads were very difficult to keep "upright" but if one planned on wearing them for an extended period of time, putting a baseball hat inside the head and then slipping in on your head, might just help the "wobble".
We all did our own clothes per each Peanut character. I made the Snoopy house out of cardboard boxes and red duct tape.
This Snoopy homemade costume was really cheap and easy to make. I had only 4 days to make it and it turned out pretty good considering my limited time.
First of all I bought those really big balloons (the ones you can fill with candy). When it was big enough to fit a head, I tied it and glued to a plastic bow so I could cover it with paper mache and it wouldn't move around. I put 4 layers of paper mache, the last one made of normal white paper to create something like a white canvas to work on.
Painted with white paint (2 layers), ears were made with black fabric (old shirt) and the other details in the face were painted.
For the house I bought a large enough cardboard box and cut it so it would become a house-shaped box. Covered it with orange foam. I had to leave a hole in the box so I could get in. For the legs I used old white socks filled with clothes.
Coolest Homemade Charlie Brown and Lucy Couple Costume 18
Homemade Charlie Brown and Lucy Couple Costume
We had the idea to be Charlie Brown and Lucy because my boyfriend is bald and someone mentioned to him that he looked like Charlie Brown!
His costume was easy. I bought 2 t-shirts, one yellow and one black. The black t-shirt, I ripped up and used as the zig-zag for the yellow shirt. I did some simple stitching to make it stay put. Add some black shorts, and we were all set.
The Lucy costume was a little more difficult. I found an old lady blue dress at a thrift shop they was ankle length and long sleeves. I had to make quite a few alterations to make the dress look “Lucy-esque”. I paired the dress with my saddle shoes that I wore in high school, a black wig and our Homemade Charlie Brown and Lucy Couple Costume came together!