Striped Birthday Candle Costume with Lighted Flame

I created the body of the candle using a collapsible laundry basket covered with white fabric and a white turtleneck sewn to the top. I added the candle stripes with blue duct tape.

I used paper mache to make the flame. I started with a balloon as the base and attached a cone to get the right shape.  Then I added layers of yellow and red tissue paper pieces using liquid starch. Once dry, I cut out the opening for the face and added lights inside so that the candle flame would glow. Then I just added a little paint to my son’s face to blend in.

I also made a matching treat bag for him using a small bag meant for washing delicates. I created the body of the mini candle the same way (with white fabric & blue duct tape), but I sewed a small battery operated tealight into the zippered top for this flame.

It was a unique costume, and it turned out pretty cute, especially with the lighting factor.

Striped Birthday Candle Costume with Lighted Flame

Striped Birthday Candle Costume with Lighted Flame

Striped Birthday Candle Costume with Lighted Flame

Striped Birthday Candle Costume with Lighted Flame