This year at Halloween me and my friend Bianca wanted a cool and original costume that would blow everyone's minds away at school so we decide to be Giant Pencils. The School Pencil Costume took us one day each to make and took I think eleven poster boards to make it (The kind you can find at the dollar store for school projects).
We started out with Bianca's (The black one) so that is why it isn't as neat as the orange one. Inside we used string so that we would support the weight with out shoulders. The only problem with this costume it that it was so tall we had a hard time passing though doorways ,we had to go in limbo position every time we passed a door or a low ceiling. Also I suggest you wear a tank top or something under since it is very warm inside.
In the end we had a lot of fun and we won the costume contest at our school!
Here is the homemade pencil costume that I made for my daughter. It was made with tape. I took a base as a tube and I covered it with saran wrap to protect it from sticking to the tape. Then, I put tape, and more tape. When it was rather stiff, I removed the base by cutting the tape.
It is very economic and the result is very surprising. My daughter was photographed in the street because it was original.