This homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly family costume first started when I purchased this store-bought Wonder Bread costume for my youngest son (in the center). I wanted his two older brothers to have something that “complimented” the theme.
The inside frames of the costumes are both pop-up hampers (the Jelly one was hemmed up for the little one). They were both then covered in polyester batting and appropriate colored fabrics. To recreate the jar labels, I used foam sheets and felt and free handed the words and designs onto the different colored foams by looking at the real peanut butter and jelly jars. Some of the small details were drawn on with Sharpie markers.
I then cut out all the letters and logos and hot glued everything to a large rectangular foam sheet. This often required several layers of foam in some areas of the label (which is difficult to see from the picture). The fabrics and labels were then glued and/or hand sewn in several areas to finish the costumes. Holes were cut out for their heads and arms.
It was a lot of fun to do and received rave reviews on Halloween while trick-or-treating. Many people walking and driving by stopped and asked to take a group picture of the boys on their cameras and cell phones.