As I was trying to come up with costume ideas, I thought about how everyone wants to see the Mona Lisa in far away France. Why not give everyone here an opportunity?!
My friend works at a museum and so she got me a box that they use to ship large paintings. I cut the box down the middle, leaving the top uncut, so it fit like a sandwich board. It was a pretty tall, skinny box. It went all the way down my legs.
I then made two duct tape straps to sit on my shoulders and then measured and cut out a hole for my head. I printed off a small image of the Mona Lisa and then sketched it on the cardboard.
Using acrylic paints I painted the box. I cut out white copy paper to make the border & then used construction paper to make “no flash photography signs”. M
y husband got in on the action too. He used an old chef coat he had and put a badge that said “Leonardo da Vinci”. He then wore a fake beard and used one of my painting pallets and paint brushes to carry around & used a beret as a painter’s hat.
We had so much fun walking around all night. Lots of people stopped and took pictures with us. The hardest part was that my ears were behind the box, so I couldn’t really hear what everyone was saying, so I just gave them a shy smile :)
Total cost: $5 (for the paints)
5 thoughts on “Coolest Mona Lisa and Leonardo Costume”
Awesome costume! Very creative!
THIS IS AN AMAZING COSTUME IDEA BOTH CREATIVE AND IMAGINATIVE. AMAZING JOB
Great job. The painting and hubby look great!!!
I love it!
This is one of the most unique and creative..
amazing job.. should have won a contest :D
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