Yay! I’m excited to reveal the second Lizzie Darden-inspired DIY Halloween costume in this year’s Halloween costume series! (In case you’re not sure what this series is, I’m collaborating with Lizzie to make some awesome, punny costumes based on her designs. Missed the last one? Catch it here!) I’m gonna assume you’ve heard of her, but just in case, here’s her awesome Instagram that you simply have to check out…like, now! I got inspiration from her puns and turned them into Halloween costumes — and I think this one is my FAVORITE! It turned out so good!
Tape 2 foam poster boards together using duck tape. Tape both sides. Do the same to the other two poster boards.
Trace the hula hoop onto the poster boards. (If you don’t have a hula hoop and you don’t want to buy one just to trace, use this method to make a perfect circle.)
Cut out your circle using the Xacto knife.
Cut out a piece of golden brown fabric large enough to wrap around the circle.
Using duck tape, wrap the fabric around the edges of the foam circle. Leave an opening large enough to fit your arm in — this is where you’ll be stuffing the stuffing.
Stuff small bits of stuffing into the pocket, trying to keep it even and flat. Once you’re done stuffing, close up the opening with a piece or two of duck tape.
Repeat steps 4-6 with the other foam circle.
With the light tan acrylic paint, paint criss-cross lines on the surface of the waffle. Let the paint dry.
Repeat this step with the other waffle.
Draw first then cut out or free-hand cut out a shape that looks like poured syrup and a slice of butter out of the brown and yellow felts respectively.
Hot glue them to one waffle. Let the glue dry.
Optional: Head outside or somewhere well ventilated, and spray paint your prize ribbons and trophy. Let them dry completely.
Arrange the ribbons onto the waffle (the same one with the syrup and butter) and hot glue them on. Let the glue dry.
To create straps for the costume, first cut a long, thin piece of the same golden brown fabric. Fold it (the hot dog way, hahah!) into thirds, and hot glue the folded pieces down. Let the glue dry.
Now fold the long strap in half (hamburger way), and cut it in half. You will now have two straps of the same length.
Flip over a waffle. At the top, hot glue one end of a strap. Hot glue one end of the other strap to the top, about 10 inches away from the first strap.
Repeat step 14 with the loose ends of the straps. Glue them to the top of the other waffle.
When you’re ready to be the breakfast of champions, slip the waffle costume over your head, and hold your trophy in your hand!
I’m soooooooo excited to finally reveal my Halloween costume series in collaboration with Lizzie Darden!!!! Whether you’ve heard of her or not, check out her Insta — this is where I got inspiration from her brilliant puns-turned-reality work, and then I turned them into Halloween costumes!
And today’s punny Halloween costume is “a manicured lawn!” (See Lizzie’s interpretation of it here!)
DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume
2 foam poster boards
Artificial grass carpet
Hot glue + hot glue gun
False nails OR a manicure
Measure out a square of 18 inches by 18 inches on both foam poster boards.
Use the Xacto knife to cut out both squares.
Using a Sharpie, trace the foam poster squares onto the back of the artificial grass carpet.
Cut out the traced squares on the artificial grass carpet using the Xacto knife.
Apply hot glue to the back of the artificial grass and press it firmly onto the foam poster square. Repeat for the other foam poster square.
Cut off the flowers from their artificial stems, and glue the blooms onto the “lawns.”
Measure out a length of ribbon, then cut it in half — these are the straps.
Flip over a foam poster square. At the top, hot glue one end of a piece of ribbon. Hot glue one end of the other ribbon to the top, about 10 inches away from the first strap.
Repeat step 8 with the loose ends of the ribbons. Glue them to the other piece of foam poster square.
Cut off the flowers from their artificial stems, and glue them to the front of the baseball cap.
Apply fake fingernails to your nails, OR treat yourself to a manicure!
When you’re ready to be “a manicured lawn,” put the lawn costume over your head, pop on the baseball cap, and flaunt your mani!
If you’re not one to go all out on your Halloween costumes (unlike me), then this super easy peasy butterfly Snapchat filter DIY Halloween costume is for you!
Fake butterflies – from dollar store craft section
Yellow + orange spray paint
Double-sided foam tape
Prep your butterflies for spray painting. (You’ll need between 6-10, depending on the size of fake butterflies you get.) NOTE: I trimmed off any wires or fake antennas. Personally, I thought the antennas made the butterflies look way too fake!
Head outside or somewhere well ventilated, and spray one coat of yellow spray paint on the butterflies. Let it dry, and spray a second coat of yellow. Once the tops of the butterflies are completely dry, flip them over and do 1 coat (or 2 coats, if you want to be really thorough) of yellow spray paint on the other side. Let them dry.
Flip the butterflies back over so you can see the tops of the wings again. Using short sprays, add the orange spray paint to the tips of the wings. Let them dry completely. OPTIONAL: Paint on a thin coat of Elmer’s glue, and dust on some gold glitter on the butterflies. Let it dry.
When it’s time to put on your real life Snapchat filter, whip out the double-sided foam tape and scissors. We’ll be using dime-sized pieces of double-sided foam tape to stick the butterflies to your hair. (And don’t worry, I can attest that the foam tape won’t get stuck in your hair for good! I tried it on myself!) Cut off 2-4 pieces of foam tape, stick a couple of them on the underside of the butterfly’s body. NOTE: For reference on where to place the butterflies, just get on Snapchat and turn on the butterfly filter on your face! 🙂 BUUUT if you need a picture for reference, use this one.
Start sticking the butterflies on your head/hair, pressing firmly to make sure it sticks. Where needed, stick on small pieces of double-sided foam tape on the butterfly, and press on your hair. Apply all the butterflies until you get the look you desire! NOTE: If you’re realllly nervous about sticking the double-sided tape in your hair, you can make the side of the tape that will be touching your hair less sticky by just touching it with your fingers a couple of times.
OPTIONAL: Use thismakeup tutorial to really get the full-effect of the butterfly filter! (Ps, this listicle has really awesome soures, too, if you’re curious!)
And that’s it! Oh, one word of advice. While I think the method of sticking the butterflies in your hair is the most durable (as opposed to gluing them to bobby pins and putting them in your hair, or some other method involving bobby pins) I still recommend you don’t go headbanging around with these beauties in your hair! Haha!
Make sure your large cardboard box is the right size for you to fit inside it. If needed, you might have to do some free-hand “tailoring” on the box if it’s too large for you. If you have to do this, I recommend using hot glue to affix any pieces together.
Before you start cutting any holes for your arms and head, you’ll need to cut off the bottom flaps so you can get in and out of the box, of course! With the box still flattened, use a knife to carefully cut off the folding flaps on one end. Now you can assemble the box! When taping the flaps down, tape it on the inside.
NOTE: I recommend also using some hot glue to glue together the flaps to make it extra sturdy.
Use the knife again to cut out holes for the arms and head.
Head outside, or somewhere very well ventilated, to spray paint the box. Spray the box with 2 coats. Let it dry completely.
To make the Pocky sticks, cut off a large piece of the brown wrapping paper. Tape it down on a flat surface, and paint three-fourths (3/4) of it with the brown acrylic paint. Let it dry completely.
(This is what you’ll be cutting out the Pocky sticks from. The painted, brown part is the chocolate, and the brown wrapping paper is the biscuit part.)
Cut out Pocky sticks from the painted wrapping paper you just made. Round both ends.
Print off the free “Pocky” letters printable, and cut them out, using the Xact-O knife to cut out any white spaces in the letters. (Download the freebie here!)
Arrange the Pocky sticks on the front of the box, and use hot glue to glue them down. Keep gluing down the Pocky sticks until you achieve the look you want. Use this photofor reference!
Using the tan acrylic paint to paint shine lines. To see what I’m referring to, seethis picture.
Arrange the “Pocky” letters, then hot glue them down.
Using a small paint brush and white acrylic paint, free-hand “Glico” in the top left corner. Let it dry, and then your costume is completely finished!
1. To get the free printable sleep mask template, subscribe to my email list over on the left sidebar under “follow.” Note: if you subscribe to my emailing list after October 19th, you can expect the sleep mask template in an email on October 26th. Also note, if you subscribe to my email list, you may also expect half a dozen other free Halloween printables! Yes, it’s true.
2. Print off the template. Cut out the sleeping mask and the two “eyelids”(they look like triangles).
3. Trace the sleep mask and the eyelids on the blue felt, then cut them out. If desired, cut out two sleep mask parts to glue together to make it sturdier.
4. Glue the eyelids on in approximately the same spot as the grey eyelids on the sleep mask template. Make a sort of pocket so you can glue the plastic gems under the eyelids.
5. Glue the blue plastic gems under the eyelids, and the gold false eyelashes on top of the eyelids. If desired, line the eyelash line with the gold puff paint.
6. Snip off two equal pieces of gold rope for the eyebrows, and glue them on. Alternative: Use the gold puff paint to draw the eyebrows on.
7. Line the sleep mask with gold puff paint. Let it dry.
8. Cut off two equal pieces of gold rope to use to tie the mask around your head, then glue them on the back of the sleep mask.