Beaker was one of my favorite Muppets, and I thought it would be awesome to dress up as him. At the same time, teaming up with a buddy as Bunsen Honeydew would make this costume duo, dare I say it, legendary. As a team, our Homemade Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker Couple Halloween Costumes were very popular in the nightclub where we had celebrated Halloween. The entire night, we were stopped by people that wanted to take pictures with us.
To make Beaker, I started out with a small bathroom trash can. I cut out the mouth and made sure that the opening of the mouth lined up perfectly to the height of my eyes. From there I glued and wrapped the felt fabric around the cylinder and cut the fabric along the mouth. For the glue, I used spray adhesive because it lays a nice even coat of glue that is not noticeable from the other side.
For the facial features, I shaped some foam. The eyes started out as 3” white spheres. I cut a flat into the sphere so the eyes would fit better around Beakers face. In the center of the flats, I cut a hole for screws to fit inside to securely mount the eyes to the face. I coated the eyes with the latex paint to fill in all of the cracks the foam has. From there, I drilled some holes into the face and threaded some plastic screws to help secure the eyes to the mask. Next, the screws and the flats of the eyes were coated with some glue and placed into the eyes. To finish them off, I used to some black electrical tape to make the pupil of Beakers eye. The nose started out as a floral foam cone. The end was rounded and finished off with one layer of latex paint, and several coats of orange. The nose was fit to the mask with a threaded rod similar to the plastic screws for the eyes.
The wig was bought online from a place that sold troll wigs of different colors. I duct taped it to the garbage can. To keep the wig from collapsing, I filled it with some expanding foam left over from the Bunsen mold (more on that later). I taped it into the dome and added a cardboard circle to separate the wig from my head. The cardboard also serves as a platform for the mask to rest on.I had my cousin make a huge collar to complete Beakers look. We bought some green fabric and she made the pattern and sewed it together. The collar was fixed to the mask using Velcro, and the tie was safety pinned into the collar.
The final touch for the mask was some black sheer fabric to cover my face through beakers mouth.
For the rest of the costume, I found a lab coat, green collared shirt, pajama pants, and the striped red and white socks Beaker is known for. Lastly, using the same fabric as the mask, I made some 4 fingered gloves that I had cut and sewn together.
Bunsen was a last minute decision to make. Unlike Beaker’s cylindrical head, Bunsen’s shape was not as readily available. I had no egg shaped mold I could work with as the foundation of the mask so I had to make the mold myself. I started out with a 2D sketch on cardboard. I added circular ribs around skeleton to start giving the mold some depth. Then I sprayed some expanding foam and shaped it into an egg shape. The mouth and nose were shaped into the mold and was covered with some fiberglass. After it was cured, I scooped out the foam which was later used as filler for Beakers orange hair, and for Bunsens Ears. I covered the head with some green felt and used spray adhesive to glue the fabric to the head.
The glasses started out as green clown glasses that I bent and painted black. I glued the glasses with a glue gun and added some black pipecleaners to secure it to the head. Using the same pattern for Beaker’s gloves, I cut and sewn green gloves for Bunsen. The rest of the costume was sourced from clothes my buddy had. The lab coat, collared shirt, and red tie were easy enough to find.
5 thoughts on “Coolest Homemade Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker Couple Halloween Costumes”
Beaker’s expression is great. Nice work.
i saw u guys in the city with a cute panda. legit costumes man. hope yall win.
good luck bro!
Thanks guys. Im glad you all liked it.
I’m very impressed with how you made Dr. Honeydew’s head. I am currently trying to create a Bunsen Honeydew head shape for a costume and it’s real challenge. It is not exactly round yet not exactly egg shaped either. Your idea of using spray foam and fiberglass is great! The shape is very difficult to create from scratch– for me at least. I realize this is 2 years after the fact, but thanks for posting. It has been very helpful.
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