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Coolest Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Halloween Couple Costume

My husband and I went as Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox for Halloween this year. Since my husband isn’t too fond of dressing up, I chose a costume that would be almost exactly like what he wears on a day-to-day basis (a button-up flannel shirt and jeans) and added suspenders…voila’, a homemade Paul Bunyan costume.

My Babe costume was a little more difficult, but I was so pleased with how it turned out! My favorite part was my horns/ears head band. I bought a headband and spray painted it blue, then molded Crayola air-dry clay (the really light-weight kind) into the shape of horns and painted them with yellow acrylic paint. I made ears out of blue foam paper which I cut out and then super-glued at the bottom to give it some shape. Next, I attached the ears and the horns to the headband with superglue.

The rest of the outfit was much simpler. I found a matching blue top and pants on sale at Wal-mart and then bought the same color tights. Since the pants and shirt I bought were from the kids’ department (I’m very short and petite), the pants were a little short for me so I cut them at the knee and used the bottom half as hooves. I hot-glued a blue feather boa that I bought from the Dollar store and some black foam paper cut into the shape of hooves to the bottom of my pant legs.

For the hooves over my hands, I used black foam paper cut to shape and put Velcro in the inside to secure them to my wrists. I made the tail from a Dollar store costume tail that I bought and spray painted blue. I cut the bottom of the tail off and used some hair from a black wig that my sister used in a previous costume and hot glued the hair inside the bottom of the tail. Lastly, I bought a cowbell from a party supply store and painted it yellow to match my ears.

Everyone loved our costumes and easily recognized who we were.

Coolest Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Halloween Couple Costume

Coolest Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Halloween Couple Costume



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