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Thunder Storm Costume

Contest Photo by: FamilyFun_Team


Be inspired by this inventive costume submitted to last year's contest on Family.com by hikinghippie of Mt Pleasant, Michigan . . . My son said he wanted to be a thunderstorm for Halloween. I made it happen. I literally "made" it happen!


coat hanger
spray paint
pillow stuffing
fish line
foam construction paper type stuff
sewing machine and thread
and hard type thick poster board


  • Cut out clouds from material and sew them like pillows (one for the front and one for the back). Then stuff them.

  • Sew shoulder straps then straps on each side to tie together.

  • Cut out 2 lightning bolts and spray paint them yellow. Cut hole for hand in one then other in half.

  • Put two holes in the hat and bend hanger to go over head and through the holes.

  • Stick hanger into lightning bolt then secure them by sewing to the hat with fishing line.

  • Finally, cut out rain drops out of blue foam construction paper and sew to the bottom of clouds with fishing line.

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