Growing up in the 80’s, breakfast was always a big deal for me. Watching cartoons and eating all kinds of cereal made waking up something to look forward to each day! One of my favorite cereals was Frankenberry. I would indulge in that while my brother would eat Count Chocula. Years later, I find myself making Halloween costumes that are heavily saturated in 80’s nostalgia, and this year it was no different. I wasn’t sure how I’d pull off a Frankenberry Costume, but I knew I would transform myself into Frankenberry.
Since I bought the components here & there, it didn’t seem like it cost all that much. After calculating everything, however, I must have spent roughly $100 in total. Well worth it to me, as I had so much fun making it (in 8 hrs).
– Fuchsia long sleeve thermal ($6) & tank top ($5) (luckily, various shades of pink are in this season so it wasn’t too much of a challenge to find a top!)
– Fuchsia yoga pants (1.99 at Good Will!) that my wonderful fashion designer friend turned into leggings so the bottoms would be tapered like his
– Light pink socks ($4)
– I happened to have fuchsia colored shoes!
– Light pink gloves ($5)- I had fabric paint to “manicure” my nails with strawberries on each nail
– Fake chain link ($7) from Halloween store that I was able to attach to a fuchsia belt I had to create suspenders.
– 2 pink bobbed wigs ($15 each) (I needed to add the hair from one wig to the other so I could create the 2 bumps that he has)
– pink headband
– I cut out the arrow & clock from white oaktag and covered it in fuchsia duct tape ($5). Made clock arms with black fabric paint
– used fuchsia felt to create eyebrows and other markings he has on his cheeks
– pink costume face paint ($5)
– Round glasses ($10)- Wearing the glasses, I used a dry erase marker to strategically mark the space I needed to keep open for my own eyes to be able to see! I marked up the rest of the space and I painted the eyes on and added rhinestones.
Handbag: (need 2 boxes of cereal- $8)
– I took one empty box of Frankenberry cereal. I folded and hot glued the flaps in. cut front of another empty box and hot glued it on back of first box so Frankenberry would be on both sides. I made felt handles, used pink rhinestones to jazz it up, as well as felt circles that were hot glued along each side. I duct taped the bottom both inside & outside to secure it in order for me to hold my valuables inside.
All in all this Frankenberry Costume came out great. I always get nervous that people won’t recognize me but I got a handful of “Hey! That’s FRANKENBERRY” comments which was neat. I hope General Mills will be proud :-)
13 thoughts on “Coolest Frankenberry Costume”
Great Frankenberry rendition! Hope you get the gold medal!
love it, very cool
Wow, this is so creative and brings me right back to when I was a kid. GREAT COSTUME!
Very original, great costume.
Absolutely LOVE it!! Dana your costume is beyond creative!!! The details are amazing!! You have much talent!!! Definitely the COOLEST!!!
Terrific and creative costume! Cereal rocks!
Very cool costume! Totally original. :)
Fun costume!! Very creative!
Omg! I love this!
DELICIOUSLY creative! LOve it!
yeh it’s great…its really greeaat
The best cereal costume I have ever seen! Simply mind blowing!
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