My youngest daughter Sarah was obsessed with SpongeBob Squarepants. Since I always made the costumes, she begged me to turn her into SpongeBob. This was when he was pretty new and the store bought costumes just weren’t there. I worked in a restaurant, so I never had a bunch of money. I did, however have access to plenty of boxes.
After giving it much thought, I brought a box home and worked out my plan. I went to Goodwill and bought a white shirt for 50 cents. I found some brown fabric for 25 cents. I went to the dollar store and bought a bag of yellow sponges. I went home and got to work. Two paper plates colored just right for eyes, sponges glued at the top, and old red sock fashioned into a necktie, my plan became reality. The only thing missing were the shoes and socks….. hmmmm. I dug through my husband’s sock drawer and found the PERFECT pair of socks. Had her put her old clod hoppers on and slipped the costume over her head.
All of a sudden, SpongeBob was in my house! We attended our church “non-scary” Halloween party and she was SO proud! That costume lasted for around 5 years and went through as many kids. My grandson used it for his birthday party as a prop and I finally gave it away to another youngster when Sarah had reached middle school. It was one of my better creations. Check it out!