This is my son Bryice. He is 2 years old. Each year I try to come up with a very original costume. This year we decided on a Box of Popcorn costume. I started early on the creation so I would have plenty of time to make it just right or pick a new idea. We are both very happy with the result.
Materials Popcorn Box: Cardboard Box Solid Gift Wrap (inside out) Red Market Great Stuff( found @ any home improvement store) white Computer Paper glue Scissors or Utility Knife
Popcorn Hat: Great Stuff Computer Paper Elastic Strap
Popcorn Trick Or Treat Basket: Med Size Kitchen Bowl Great Stuff White Computer Paper Tape Rope
Popcorn Box - Cover the box with the gift wrap. have the white side of the gift wrap facing out -use your red market draw stripes on all 4 sides. - cut arm holes and a head hole - to make the popcorn-Crinkle white paper up in different shapes spray with Great Stuff let dry. -Add dried popcorn to top of the box with dabs of great stuff
Popcorn Hat - use 2 pages of white computer paper, Crinkle it up in a bowl shape. Spray Great Stuff on the rounded side. let dry. - pope 2 holes threw the sides to attache the elastic strap
Popcorn Trick Or Treat Basket - Use a Med. size Tupperware bowl cover with computer paper tape it down where needed. set bowl down upside down and spray with Great Stuff. let dry - Remove tape on the inside of bowl and slide hardened mold from bowl. - Poke holes threw 2 sides to attach the rope for a handle.
This popcorn costume was jointly made by a friend of mine and myself for her daughter. I did a similar version of this costume when my children were younger so we took the original idea and updated it a bit.
The costume is made using a large box, red, white, and black paint, some spray paint, hot glue, and some egg crate foam.
First we cut the box to the right length for her body, arm holes, and the hole for her head. Ten we traced on the pattern we wanted for the box and painted it. You can be creative with the decoration of the box. We stuck to a traditional movie popcorn look.
Next we cut the foam in ruffle-y flower shapes. After the shapes were cut out we took rubber bands and rapped them around the centers of the flower shapes to make the pop corn 3 dimensional. We then glued the popcorn to the top of the box all around the head hole. We left two of the popcorn pieces for her to carry (for younger children in this costume, you could make the two hand pop corn pieces as mittens so they don't have to carry them by outing the flower shape on their hand and wrapping the rubber band around at the wrist).
Lastly, we made one larger flower shape big enough to cover her head and when she was ready to wear the costume, we wrapped a head band around the shape to hold it to her head.
We took this costume to an area contest and it won 2nd place!