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Topic: $5 No-Sew Dollar Store Candy Costume  (Read 6653 times)
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yardenxanthe
« on: November 01, 2008 01:55:53 PM »





Total cost for costume: $5

Time needed: 30 minutes

To buy at the dollar store:

    * 2 round placemats
    * package of iridescent tissue paper
    * stocking cap
    * spool of wide ribbon

Supplies on hand:

    * scissors
    * sturdy tape (I used clear packing tape)
    * stapler & staples
    * twist ties, rubber bands, or string
    * a piece of scrap paper and cardboard (I used the tag from the brain protector for the cardboard)
    * Optional: needle & thread


Close up of the stapled-on straps

To make:

   1. Wrap placemats carefully with iridescent tissue paper. Because there were only three sheets of tissue in the package, I clipped off the excess at the end of the rectangular piece of tissue before I wrapped the placemat because I wanted to conserve the tissue in case I needed extra for something.
   2. Cut one sheet of tissue in half and gather each half up for candys side-wrappers. I used a twist tie to gather them, but you could use a rubber band, thread or string. Use whatevers on hand! Set aside.
   3. Measure and cut six 12″ lengths of the wide ribbon for straps. Staple two of them securely to the placemats for shoulder straps.

      Try the costume on your child at this point and make sure it fits. Mark the insides of the placemats for placement of side ties.
   4. Staple the front side ties on in the spot you marked, sandwiching the candys side wrappers between the ribbon and the placemat. Staple securely.
   5. Staple the back side ties on.



For the brain protector:

   1. Cut a circular piece of cardboard (I used the tag from the brain protector) and if necessary, a piece of white scrap paper to cover the printing on the cardboard. Wrap disc as a piece of candy, securing sides with thread or wire (I used a piece of wire that came out of the wire-edged ribbon.


   2. Attach candy to brain protector by stapling or sewing.

Dress child in neutral under-clothing (we used black because I thought the candy would pop against the dark color) and youre done!

More photos at my blog: Dollar Store Crafts
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Kristij1201
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008 02:04:40 PM »

what a great easy and inexpensive idea.  and your little girl is so cute!
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yardenxanthe
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008 02:23:16 PM »

Thanks! Ha ha, it's a boy though. I could only find coordinating materials in pink! He just modeled it for me!
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Onlybluemomma
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2008 02:59:34 PM »

That is such an adorable costume.. what a great idea!
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yardenxanthe
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2008 07:28:08 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2008 09:34:05 AM »

So cute! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2008 10:51:19 AM »

cute!
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2008 12:05:15 PM »

oh holy goodness. this is so cute i can't stand it!
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2008 05:12:21 PM »

I eat that!  what a great creative idea, and for CHEAP!  eat eat eat!
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yardenxanthe
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2008 06:32:25 PM »

Thanks! I came up with this while at the dollar store, too... I let the stuff I saw at the store guide my ideas!
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