Cool Homemade Sesame Street Family Costume

Admittedly, we just bought the Elmo suit for my oldest son. My Super Grover 2.0 costume was a labor of love, as was the Oscar the Grouch costume:

For Grover, I used adult sized footie-pajamas from Target. I made a red cape from fabric I had lying around. The helmet was a child’s toy knight helmet from the dollar store, with cardboard embellishments covered in duct tape. I bought a blue knit cap to go under it. I purchased a belt from the thrift store, covered in in duct tape and then cut out shape from sheet foam and glued them on. The shoulder pads and chest plate are child-sized football padding. I painted it accordingly with acrylic paint and glued on foam shapes. I bought all the foam sheets at the dollar store as well. I did have a foam nose that I wore, but it was so cold, my nose was running while trick or treating, and it soaked up all the snot like a face sponge and dropped off, landing with a snotty splat on a neighbor’s front porch. I just kicked it to the side and collected it on the way out.

The Oscar the Grouch costume is a knit Oscar hat with a tin pie plate strapped on. My son was wearing green pants, green shirt, and a green fleece jacket. The trash can was made by my wife using gray pleather and some cotton to make it warm enough. My son was basically in a sleeping bag while trick or treating, in that can.

My wife’s Cookie Monster costume was a child sized costume originally. After purchasing some blue fuzzy pants, she had the bottom portion. She cut the store bough costume up the middle to make it a vest, and just left the head piece as is, after emptying it of unneeded stuffing. She was upset that she didn’t have enough time to make her costume more feminine.

Cool Homemade Sesame Street Family Costume

Cool Homemade Sesame Street Family Costume

Cool Homemade Sesame Street Family Costume