My husband and I decided to go as Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head to our friends Disney party. Your site helped tremendously with ideas and how-to from others who made awesome Homemade Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Costumes.
I bought felt and cotton lining for the bodies, cut out a potato shape and sewed the lining to the inside of the body. I used fluffy batting to stuff in between the felt and the lining to give the potatoes their pillow shape.
I used felt for the mouth, eyes, nose, mustaches, eyelashes (stiff felt), earrings. I ran out of time so only the ears were 3-D all the other pieces were flat. I used Velcro so we could move the pieces around easily.
The hats are paper mache’, I used a beach ball for Mrs. Potato Head’s hat and then fashioned a brim using cardboard and duct tape and paper mache’, painted lavender, and made a flower for the brim. Mr. Potato Head’s hat was formed using the bottom of our trash can to get the stove top look and then a brim was made using cardboard, duct tape and paper mache’, black paint and a ribbon around the brim. I glued old baseball cap crowns (brims of caps cut off) to the inside to sit on our head better, the hats were large and sat nicely on our shoulders. We cut eyeholes in the crown so we could see.
The only store bought item was the cartoon gloves we found at Party City.