I love making costumes and this Hot Air Balloon costume was perfect for my son! I found a basket at a second-hand store and had my dad cut out a circle out of wood the same size as the basket and attached PVC pipe for the polls and another circle for the top, then I got balloons and attached them to the ring and tied them together, added helium balloons to the center of the other balloons to make it look bigger.

I used a pair of suspenders to attach it to him it would have been perfect but the wind was too much for him! We still won first place though and made the paper!