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Sexy Dippin Dots Costume for Women

So who doesn’t love Dippin Dots? This Dippin Dots costume was challenging to make but overall I got a lot of positive feedback! People loved it! A lot of people thought I was a gumball machine or Ping-Pong balls! Oh well!  I was really excited to make this costume because it hasn’t really been done before. It was creative and nobody had anything like it – so I received a lot of compliments.  If I were to make it again I would do a lot differently but overall I was pleased with the end result :-).

Dots: I bought about 40 two-inch Styrofoam balls and about 15 three-inch Styrofoam balls. I bought the two-inch balls from eBay and the three-inch balls from Micheals. I chose the “Birthday Cake” flavor so I painted the dots pink, white, green orange, tan, and white.  The balls required at least 3 coats of paint so it was very time consuming. After I painted all of the dots, I sprayed then with a clear spray paint to make them shinier.

Spoon: I traced the shape of a spoon on a piece of wood and sawed it. Next, I sanded it so it would be nice and smooth.  Then I used sticky dots to attach three balls to the end of the spoon.

Skirt: I bought a clear shower curtain and made a circle skirt using my waist measurements.

Logo: On a separate piece of clear shower curtain I traced and painted the logo. This took many coats of paint and it was a very tedious process. After the paint dried I sprayed the logo with clear spray paint. I cut it out and attached it to the skirt with clear sticky dots.

Hairpiece: I glued three balls together and then glued the clump on a bobby pin.

Shoes: I used sticky dots to attach the two balls on each shoe. They fell off almost immediately at the bar but they looked cute in pictures ;-)

Undergarments: I bought a nude corset for about $20 off of eBay and nude boy shorts from Target for about $6.

Attaching the balls to the corset was the most challenging part of the costume. I hot glued four sets of clumps (3 big balls and two little balls on top). I used a thick nude ribbon and tied it around my waist. I then glued the 4 clumps to the ribbon. Next, using the smaller balls I just kept gluing them until it reached the top of the corset. However, they didn’t stay on very well, by the end of the night, a lot of the balls fell off.

For the Dippin Dots costume I would recommend attaching more dots in general, more on the top and maybe a few on the skirt too. A lot of people though it was too revealing oops! Also I would suggest printing the logo on clear projector paper instead of hand painting it because mine ended up rubbing off. When attaching the dots you should use a more secure method because the hot glue didn’t hold up very well.

Sexy Dippin Dots Costume for Women

Sexy Dippin Dots Costume for Women

Sexy Dippin Dots Costume for Women

Sexy Dippin Dots Costume for Women

Sexy Dippin Dots Costume for Women

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