This is my son at the pumpkin patch costume contest where he took first place this year in has garden snail costume… or as he calls it a “scary snail that eats cows”.
I made the snail costume in about 4 hours. It consists of 4 pair of pantyhose, some quilt batting and a pair of googley eyes. I dyed a pair of long johns beige to match and that was that. I hot glued everything together first and then reinforced the stressed areas with some stitches. He is able to slip in and out of it rather easily as it’s a backpack.
I added embellishments with a cheap, bedazzler knockoff and a drop of hot glue. The costume is a little heavy, but manageable for him (unless he tips over).
All in all, this costume cost a little over $20. The pictures don’t do it justice.