Coolest Homemade Chunky Monkey Costume

Part 1 – Spoon Hat and Ice Cream:

To begin making my Chunky Monkey costume, I found a hoodie hat at the thrift store and covered it with silver fabric that I had on hand. I created the spoon handle with silver fabric, foam, and a wire hanger. I made the ice cream poncho from our old pillowcases and attached brown craft foam as the chocolate chunks and pieces. I painted Great Stuff foam as the walnuts and stuffed the ends of the pillowcases with 2 half-rings of hardened Great Stuff foam.

Part 2 – Ice Cream Carton:

For my container, I bought a heavy duty trash can from Lowe’s, and my husband cut off the top portion and a hole in the base for me. I glued (with decoupage glue) canvas (a painter’s drop cloth that I had on hand) around the trash can and primed it. I sketched out the images for the carton and stayed up all night the night before Halloween to paint it (with acrylic craft paint). I used Sharpie markers as well for some of the text.

I scanned an ice cream carton and printed the pictures of Ben and Jerry as well as the ice cream, nuts, and chocolate, and then I decoupaged (glued) them on. The lip of the carton is a pool noodle covered with fabric that I attached with more hot glue. I wore it with suspenders from the thrift store.

Coolest Homemade Chunky Monkey Costume

Coolest Homemade Chunky Monkey Costume

Coolest Homemade Chunky Monkey Costume

Coolest Homemade Chunky Monkey Costume

Coolest Homemade Chunky Monkey Costume