Coolest Homemade Mr. Peanut and Bag of Sweets Costumes 8
by Shanda M.
(Lesterville, MO USA)
Homemade Mr. Peanut and Bag of Sweets Costumes
Mr. Peanut was made out of burlap pieces that had been starched and put on a form. The pieces were then glued together and armholes cut. The bottom of the costume was held together with Velcro so that my son could slide it on and off over his black shirt and black pants.
I made the top hat out of cardboard and posterboard. I then covered it in black felt. I used gold mailbox stickers to put the name around the band of the hat.The cane was made out of a Christmas candy cane decoration we cut down and covered with black felt. A painted face and eyeholes, white gloves, and shiny black shoes completed this very popular and inexpensive (under $10) costume!
The bag of candy was old boxes and tissue paper painted and covered with plastic wrap and glued to an old shirt. Tulle was attached to the collar of the shirt and tied at the crotch. Candies were glued on leggings, and attached to the shoes. A tissue paper peppermint was glued to a headband. A tag was added that read, "23 lbs. of Sweet!"
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Coolest Homemade Mr. Peanut and Humpty Dumpty Costumes 13
by Tammy S.
Homemade Mr. Peanut and Humpty Dumpty Costumes
With mr peanut I started gathering fencing and tried to make two nut shells out of the fencing by bending and tying the wires together. Same with the hat. Then took yellow duct tape covered the entire shell and covered the hat also. The cane is an old candy cane wrapped in duct tape.
Then just added the face. The eye glass spec is made out of white foam with a black chain. The lettering Mr peanut is made out of silver premade letters that are just glued.
For Humpty it was hard to make an egg shape. I used cardboard boxes. Attached the front and back of the egg with white duct tape and used circle foam to hold it in place inside of the box. The brick is also cardboard with grey duct tape and red duct tape to use for the bricks. The suit is made out of black silk and i took stuffing to stuff his legs and attached to the wall. Then the arms and hands are in white gloves.
Everyone loved our Mr. Peanut and Humpty Dumpty Costumes!
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Coolest Homemade Mr. Peanut Halloween Costume Idea 14
Homemade Mr. Peanut Halloween Costume Idea
We always look for creative costumes that will amaze people. This year I went with Mr. Peanut, or I guess in my case, Mrs. Peanut.
I started with basic black clothes underneath (long sleeve t-shirt and Cuddle Duds for bottoms). The dress is actually an old swimsuit cover up that I sprayed painted yellow, then added a little touch up of black squares. Shoes came from Goodwill that we painted white (leaving the tips black). Accessories included white gloves, monocle from a Halloween store, cane that I sprayed painted black, and the top hat with white foam letters attached.
Very simple, very easy costume. Most of it came from my closet, with minimal purchases. The most time consuming part was spray painting the dress.
I think this Homemade Mr. Peanut Halloween Costume Idea is one of those costumes that can be worn again later, or passed on to someone else too!
I fist got the idea for Mr. Peanut from an episode of Seinfeld where George was describing some guy with a cane, a monocle and top hat and Jerry asks incredulously "Who is this guy, Mr. Peanut!?"
I wanted to do the Homemade Mr. Peanut Costume for several years but kept forgetting at Halloween. But this year I remembered, and I think its the best costume I've ever done.
It was pretty easy to put together: -Top hat, white gloves, spats, and monocle bought online -Two yellow t-shirts -Black long johns -Black under-armor shirt -Yellow face paint -Tissue paper
To create the torso, I cut one of the t-shirts just below the chest and stapled it to the bottom of the other t-shirt to create the single piece. I cut off the sleeves of the bottom shirt for my legs and stapled the neck shut. The rest is pretty self explanatory.
Hope you like!
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For my homemade Planter's Mr. Peanut costume I sewed felt letters to a top hat, sponge-painted and sewed a yellow dress, constructed a monocle out of a magnifying glass and added some finishing touches.
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