Coolest Penguin Costume that Cost only $10

Materials used for this homemade Penguin costume:

  • Man’s suit
  • White dress shirt
  • Bow tie
  • White gloves
  • Silver vest/cumber bun and hankie
  • Top hat
  • Monocle
  • “Cigarette”
  • Umbrella

My sister was Penguin for Halloween 2013. This was the easiest costume to put together.

We bought a man’s suit coat at the thrift store and she wore black pants she already had. We put her in a white dress shirt with bow tie and white gloves. We had the top hat in our collection. We made the monocle by bending wire into a circle and adding chain. She kept the chain in her suit pocket and held the monocle to her eye.

I made the cumber bun with silver fabric and I drew on the design with black sharpie. The “cigarette” is just a dowel rod painted black and white with a duct tape piece on the end so when she held it in her mouth, it didn’t taste like paint.

She grabbed our umbrella, wore black & white shoes, and voila, the look was complete!

Total Cost: $10

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