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Coolest Homemade Pinata Halloween Costume Idea 5

by Keely
(New Orleans)

Homemade Pinata Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Pinata Halloween Costume Idea

My sister and I went as piñatas in 2009 for Halloween. I went to a thrift store and found two pairs of scrubs and two hooded zip up windbreakers with side pockets. Old school style. Then I bought party streamers in pink, yellow and blue (3 of each color) and 4 party hats for the head horns. This was the tedious part.

I cut the streamers into 5 inch strips and then using super strong packing tape I taped 5 or 6 streamer strips to one long strip of tape, the length of the tape strip depending on what part of the costume I was working on. I alternated colors for each layer and made sure the layers overlapped really well so the tape was hidden.

I continued taping each layer all the way up to the hooded top of the jacket. I also pinned some of the layers with safety pins to make sure they wouldn't fall down (although some of them did during the course of the night). I glued the streamers to the party hats in alternating colors and threaded one extra long streamer through the tops of each party hat (they usually have a small hole in the top, if not you can cut one in).

We stuffed candy into our windbreaker pockets to throw at people. We thought our Pinata Halloween Costume Idea was great.

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hadn't thought of that ^^
by: Gris

it is great!!!congrats

love it
by: Anonymous

how did you get the cones to stay to your hood? i am stealing your idea for this Halloween and i have already started cutting/taping/gluing, and yes it is tedious. but i have figured out how im gonna get the cones to stay on my head.

your question
by: keely

the cones are just like regular party hats, so they have thin elastic you could strap under your chin. i pulled the hood up and then put the party hats on last... hope that helps!

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Coolest Homemade Pinata Baby Costume 6

by Marlon I.
(Sylmar, CA)

Homemade Pinata Baby Costume

Homemade Pinata Baby Costume

Homemade Pinata Baby Costume
Homemade Pinata Baby Costume
Homemade Pinata Baby Costume

I was looking for something original and adorable for my son's first Halloween costume. After going from store to store and seeing the same old store bought costumes over and over again I gave up!

A friend of mine's child had a Halloween birthday party, and that's when it clicked. I will make him a Pinata Baby Costume.

I got an old pair of sweat pants, and sweat jacket. Went to the fabric store and bought 1-yard of every bright color they had. Cut the fabric in to strips from the outer seem, to the inner seem and sewed them on.

After I was done with that I took a regular pair of scissors and shred it up. As for the hat, I cut the tips off of birthday party hats and hot glued them to the hood of the jacket. As well as some fabric on the cones.

The whole thing was really inexpensive, the total cost was around $1, yet priceless for my son's first costume.

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Coolest Homemade Pinata Costume 7

by Julie
(Canton, MA, USA)

Homemade Pinata Costume

Homemade Pinata Costume

After seeing a few photos online, I decided to dress up as a traditional donkey Pinata Costume. I bought a cheap sweatsuit, crepe paper, and two party hats and went to work with my hot glue gun. Row by row, I glued the crepe paper on, and then went back to fringe the ends. I made sure to leave the pockets of the sweatshirt open so I could stuff them with candy.

I had a stick (not picture: empty wrapping paper roll with crepe paper) and when someone wanted to give me a whack, I let them & then threw out candy. Make sure to use a hooded sweatshirt so you can glue on the paper hats as ears. This was a huge hit at work.

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Great Job
by: Anonymous

Inexpensive, and unique. I like it a lot. Might have to steal your idea one day. Thanks

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Coolest Homemade Pinata Costume 4

by Erin R
(Pelham NY USA)

Homemade Pinata Costume

Homemade Pinata Costume

I made my Pinata Costume by buying a pinata and cutting it in half. I bought a bright dress, and I tied the pinata around my waist. I then dangled candy from strings from the pinata. I glued candy onto a headband, and carried a bat around with me!

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