Coolest Peanuts Couple Costume

My boyfriend and I went to a Halloween party hosted by a freshman organization at our school Baylor University. At first we were going to be lame and just dress funky, but I found an idea online for Peanuts couple costumes. Because my boyfriend didn’t really want to help (he thought it was a waste of time because he figured it would fail) I made the costumes by myself, though I did coax him into cutting the holes for the head and helping me draw the faces (he’s much more artistic than I).

I don’t have stage-by-stage pictures because I was frantically trying to finish them the day of the party. The construction consisted of buying extra large balloons, I used the kind that you tie to a rubber band and bounce against your hand. I blew up the balloons (two of them) and paper-mached them, just like we all learned in elementary art class. I used newspaper and a flour and water mixture. I had to do about 3 layers on each head, so it was a bit time consuming to wait for the layers to dry. Once dry, I painted the heads a peachy skin color and let dry.

My boyfriend cut the holes for the heads and we popped the balloons and took them out. He then drew the faces on and I glued Lucy’s hair in place. He cut the eyes out and voila!

The clothes came from goodwill, we lucked out on the blue dress and the yellow shirt. I glued on fake felt buttons for Lucy and stitched on Charlie Brown’s famous design. Then we were off to the party where everybody asked to take our picture. It was a successful night!

Peanuts Couple Costume

Peanuts Couple Costume

Peanuts Couple Costume

3 thoughts on “Coolest Peanuts Couple Costume”

  1. LOVE your costumes! I have 2 questions though.. how did you make charlie’s ears? Also, on lucy’s costume, are you using her mouth to look through? Did you place a black screen barrier there or was it just open?

    thanks!

  2. LOVE your costumes! I have 3 questions though.. how did you make charlie’s ears? Also, on lucy’s costume, are you using her mouth to look through? Did you place a black screen barrier there or was it just open?

    and lastly, what did you mean by “the balloons that you tie a rubberband to and bounce them”? haha sorry, i’m just trying to get the right balloons :)

    thanks!

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