Homemade Mud Costume from Swiffer Wet Jet Commercial inspired by commercial.
Dress, shoes, (purse, bangles, and glasses optional)
Great Stuff insulating foam (gloves for protection recommended)
This costume idea came to me after watching a Swiffer commercial. I used an old dress that I’ve had sitting in my closet since high school and a purse that I’ve had since middle school. The shoes were purchased at the Salvation Army. I also had a pair of 3-D glasses and bangles that I used. The most expensive part was the Great Stuff insulating foam that I used to cover all the fabric. About 6 bottles and a day later everything was ‘foamed’. However, I didn’t realize how stiff it would make the dress. I could not fit into the dress at first and had to cut into the foam along the back of the dress so that the fabric could stretch. I then spray painted everything brown and my mud costume was ready!
I’d recommend stretching the fabric before spraying on the insulating foam. I placed a box inside my dress to help stretch it out some. I had two friends (dirt and dust) that also dressed up with me. We were a huge hit at our Veterinary School Halloween Party!