Coolest Peanuts Halloween Costume

This year our department opted to go with the Peanuts Halloween costume. We started with the ideas on this site to create large heads out of paper mache. We followed simple paper mache directions using 3-4 coats of paper mache letting each layer dry completely in between.

Each head was created using flesh spray paint, felt, pipe cleaners or yarn for the hair, felt for the mouth and foam balls for the ears and nose. For the eyes we hot glued a couple of layers of black mesh so people couldn’t see inside the eyes. We weren’t really sure on how to get this project to work perfectly so we played around with the materials we had and it worked out well.

For Snoopy we duct taped a 2 liter pop bottle and covered it with white felt. For Woodstock we stuffed the front nose with batting to make it thicker.

This is a very easy yet time consuming project that took a few weeks to have all completed.

3 thoughts on “Coolest Peanuts Halloween Costume”

  1. These are awesome! Excellent work. What creative minds. My only concern would be the lack of comfort the paper mache heads would provide. Ahhh well.. Halloween costumes aren’t necessarily supposed to be comfortable…

  2. Thanks for the compliments! They did get a little hot inside but they weren’t that bad. We had trouble keeping them to stand straight up on our shoulders so we put flexible foam on the inside so it was more comfortable on our heads.

    We donated most of the characters we made to a local school for special needs kids. The teacher was in love with Peanuts and wanted the kids to do small skits with them. Sorry!

    They are very inexpensive to make…just time consuming. It was worth it because we won the Best Groupe Costume in our office against very tough competition from other departments.

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