And a few more:
Costume Idea: Planning and Effort Required!
This was also before the days of the internet, so I can’t give you a link to the original instructions, but here’s one for the knight costume that looks similar. Basically we took a length of bubble wrap, cut a slit for the head, made a tie for the waist, and crafted a helmet from a paper paint bucket and cardboard. We also made a shield from an aluminum foil pizza pan.
I had my very first experience buying tubing by the foot at Home Depot for this costume! It was crafted from a plastic bucket, a utensil tray, the tubing, canning jar lids and star stickers. I know he chose this costume, so something else must have made him unhappy for the picture!
At least he was smiling in this picture. Maybe he recognized that I feel much more comfortable creating costumes that just require fabric!
Sparkly fabric makes an ordinary dress special!
One Eyed, One Horned, Flying Purple People Eater
Sometimes school projects take so much effort, that you just have to use them more than once. We created this costume for Weston’s 1st grade Spring Program and kept it around for Halloween that year. First we made a piñata (balloon covered with newspaper and starch, then tissue squares glued on using the erase end of a pencil); however, there’s a head inside instead of candy. Next we attached crêpe paper streamers to purple coveralls. This is another one of those once-in-a-lifetime projects!