Coolest Ideas for Making a Halloween Costume

Take a look at this Boat costume submitted to our annual Halloween Costume Contest. You’ll also find loads of homemade costume ideas and DIY Halloween costume inspiration.

Costume by Janene C., San Diego, CA

Coolest Ideas for Making a Halloween Costume

This is my 4yr old daughter who loves Lil Toot.

It’s lots of fun making a Halloween costume so I was up for the challenge. I used cardboard for the different shapes of the boat. Then I reinforced it with papier mache to get rid of all the construction imperfections and painted it. For the smoke ring I used a hanger and formed it into a ring with a “tail”. The ring I covered in batt (pillow stuffing) and the tail I secured to the chimney.

The boat itself is held up with straps on her shoulders and grips for her hands. The chimney serves as a great candy repository. A denim baseball cap and a little soot on the nose and we’re ready!

Total Spent: $5


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