I love to make costumes for all 6 of my kids, as we ran through ideas, my 11 year old son picked popcorn. I try to make them with things I have on hand or can acquire free - cost of this Homemade Box of Movie Popcorn Costume - FREE!
My mom pulled through with a box just the right size so it needed no adjustments - a box from an ink jet printer. We cut a hole big enough for the head and tested for arm holes. Being able to move in a box can be tough so we cut slightly forward and oval to make sure he could be pretty mobile - his hands could just touch in front.
From there we measured out a large sheet of butcher paper to size. We laid that out and marked it with 1.5" wide stripes. My kids went to the computer, typed "Popcorn", and picked a font we liked. Printed as big as possible to fit the front of the box (took 2 sheets of paper. Using old fashioned tracing paper transferred it to the paper, and drew the zig-zag lines around it in pencil and erased the stripes from inside that area.
Next, we painted every other stripe red with acrylic craft paint. With kids helping it was a little less than perfect, but with some white paint to touch up the big mistakes it looked great! Then a black sharpie marker to color in all the letters and the zig-zag outline. Taped it securely to the box to prevent any tears, cut open the armholes.
Finally we took 'c' shaped packing peanuts and glued them to a white baseball hat, and the top of the box.
This is a homemade Popcorn Box Halloween costume that I, Rebecca, put together for my 3 year old boy Brandon.
I started out not knowing what to do but absolutely refusing to buy Halloween outfits as it takes the fun out of the event. I started with a $0.79 box of popcorn, went home and announced that I was going to make my son a popcorn box! I sat down on the kitchen floor with tape, popcorn, a couple of boxes and a big red marker.
I started to cut the box which was an old diaper box. Brandon thought it was fun to play in the box. I marked where his arms were, cut little holes for him and opened up part of the top for his head. After that, I glued wrapping paper backwards to give the white look. I then striped it with red marker. The top, where it is cropped out, is actually the end of the box cut in half and shaped to make the bulging out look. I then hot-glued each individual popcorn kernel, (real popcorn kernels), to the top; there were lots of kernels and I wanted it to look as if they were spilling out of the popcorn box.
We had a great time making the costume and wearing it was the best for my 3 year old. He was a big hit and everyone wanted to eat him up!
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"This is Charlotte, age 5, wearing a popcorn box! Charlotte's favorite snack is popcorn, so this year her Homemade Popcorn Box Halloween Costume was an easy choice!
To make the box, my husband took two cardboard display easels and taped them together from the inside. He then cut out the armholes and neck hole. We first spray painted the entire box red. My husband then created the "fresh popcorn" logo on our computer, printed it off and then cut out each word by hand. He then taped off the stripes and cut out the logo pattern and taped it on. We then repainted the box white.
The 'popcorn' was made from Great Stuff (bought at any Home Improvement store). The hat is a popcorn bucket spray painted red with Great Stuff 'popcorn!" She wore a white sweatshirt, and a red turtleneck, white tights and red boots!
Everyone who saw her said it was the neatest costume they had seen!
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