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It’s time again for another round of the Pinterest Challenge hosted over at Young House Love. In previous challenges I’ve made word canvas art, a T-shirt scarf, photo coasters and created washi drawers. Today I’ve got a simple Halloween costume for you!
I not much of a dress up kind of girl for Halloween, but sometimes you just have to participate! I needed a low effort, high impact costume. So I decided to embrace my inner monster mom!
- Design Inspiration: I found these adorable costumes on the Fiskars blog and thought I’d give the moster costume a try! I followed her directions but then took a few twists of my own!
I started by purchasing a zip up blue sweatshirt, some felt, a couple of sheets of craft foam, a large funky pipe cleaner, some styrofoam balls, and some large google eyes. One of the best things about this project was that my boys could jump in and help. There’s no right or wrong when creating a monster costume! So I set my son to cutting some strips of felt.
I used the strips of orange felt to create stripes on my costume. Now if you are a seamstress you could sew these on, but I went the lazy mom route and just hot glued all the stripes on my costume! Definitely keep the kids away from this part, that glue gun gets hot!
Once I had the stripes glued on I added some foam circles to the underside of the arm as well. Looks a bit like octopus tentacles. (Let’s just pretend I remembered to take a photo of that part…oops) Then I cut a few teeth out of the foam and hot glued them to the underside of the hood.
Now it’s time to add a tongue! Once again I used felt, and then hot glued the tongue onto the bottom edge of the hood. I put it near my chin, that way it wouldn’t be in my face when the hood was up!
Now it’s time for the eyes! I began by hot glueing the google eyes onto the styrofoam balls. Then I hot glued the whole eye ball onto the hood of the sweatshirt. I used quite a bit of glue to make those puppies stick!
I twisted the large funky pipe cleaner into loops and finally had to bust out my needle. I did a few large stitches around the pipe cleaner to secure it to the hood of my costume.
My boys decided my costume needed a little something more so they cut some shapes, gave me a tail, and added eyes down my back. No rules when creating a monster mom costume!
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