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Coolest Homemade Bulb Costume

My daughter had a fancy dress competition and the theme was “innovative idea”. So my mind started working. I wanted to build something extra ordinary and something that was not done before. I thought about BULB as I can also make it functional by giving a light torch in my daughter’s hand which she can switch on and off to make it work.

I had to make the shape by using wires. I made the varying diameters of circles horizontaly and then attach the longer vertical lines I needed to weld it together to make it hold in place. Then I stitched a cover for it by using net cloth so that my baby can breath inside. For the holder, I used thermacol and made the shape and cover it with a black wrinkled cloth.

So the structure of the buld was ready , now I had to design the cloth that she would wear. I chose metallic silver colour shirt and legging. I wrote 1000 watts Anam bulb ( as Anam is her name ) and also made filament on the headband. it looked cool and it recieved a lot of applause.

To top it up,my husband wrote a small poem which she can recite on stage. It goes like this:

Switch me ON, Switch me OFF ( here she switches the torch)
I spread light to all across.
Uncle Edison invented me,
In the dark we all can see.

Hope you like my Homemade Bulb Costume.

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14 thoughts on “Coolest Homemade Bulb Costume”

  1. To Dadadaa/Rabia,

    This is very good and surely it would have been the best out of the rest, Dadadaa!!! Really well done and good work and surely this would mean some well done to Atif Uncle, Anam and all who helped out!

    If I ever have to come in a fancy- dress, then I know that I have to come to the expert!!!

    The idea was actually very creative and innovative and these kind of projects really basically just need the skill to use what materials you have and put it together and make the best of it and that really shows in your bulb costume.

    Anam should have been very proud of you and hopefully very happy with the final outcome!!

    And whats more, you even came up with the idea of making it work by using the torch!!!…ON OFF ON OFF!!!

    Also, by starting to make the base shape or the frame, it shows that you are thinking carefully about how this would work out instead of going straight into it because if you did then obviously it would just flop and break down as there is nothing to support it.

    I also liked the idea of using the net cloth instead of just a cloth because of breathing problems. This is good because you are then thinking of the look as well as the wearer’s safety and comfort. So, there is a balance between the two.

    The inner clothes that she would wear were also important so it had to be something that goes with it and the silver mettalic- look shirt and leggings that you chose worked perfectly with the rest of the costume thus co- ordinating.

    Of course the filament is also the key part of it so without that it would look more like a hot air balloon so again well thought of!!!!

    Finally, the poem adds even more to the effect on the people watching it so well done to Atif Uncle and…



    The final outcome looks gr8 and I bet it will look even better with the torch light on inside…maybe you should become a costume designer…?!

    With lots of love,


  2. Wow…both bulb and poem are very cool and creative…mashallah Anam has grown up so much, nice to c her after a long time :)

  3. You are so talented RB! This Anam bulb is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I’m going to steal this idea for a halloween costume when my kids are older. Like the poem too!

  4. Rabia,

    This is sooo you. :) Such attention to detail. I’m sure other moms are going to copy the idea including me ;)
    Last Halloween I saw a kid dressed as a Rubik’s cude and that I thought that was a great idea too. May be you will try it next time.


  5. Rabia, that is one awesome idea! Very very creative and unique. I am trying to envision the complicated process of making it. You did an excellent job of the final presentation. Looks exactly like a bulb. I love Atif’s little poem too. Did she win? Was it a competition?

  6. O wow, I had not seen so many comments ….
    Thanks everyone
    @ Nash : that was such a short comment sweetness !!! and u did not mention how much I paid you to comment :P .
    @ SammyK : I’m sure Cyra gets to wear more innovative costumes than this.
    @SroorQ : Yes it was a competition and nooo, she did not win :(((((


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