Halloween Costume Contest
Costume InstructionsPrep Time: Weekend Project
*8 sheets of light brown craft foam 8 1/2"x11"
*8 sheets of dark brown craft foam 8 1/2"x11"
*white material-you can use an old sheet, pillowcase or buy a yard or two from the fabric store
*fiberfill fluff- a large bag should be enough
*6 yds. of 1" brown ribbon
*48" of 1" white ribbon
*styrofoam ball-medium size
*stick or twig about 16" in length
*hot glue gun and lots of glue sticks
2. Make graham crackers: On all 8 sheets of the light brown craft foam you will need to poke or punch holes into the sheets staggering them to simulate a graham cracker. Then cut little notches (the perforations of the graham cracker) where the sheets will meet. I used a real graham cracker as my model.
3.Glue 4 of the "graham crackers" on the front piece of board leaving about a 3" wide strip of "chocolate" around the whole board. On the back piece glue the other 4 "graham cracker" sheets on.
4.There are various ways to make the "melted marshmallow". I used white fabric strips that I cut into the following sizes.2-16"x36" and 2-16"x22". I folded them in half longways so it was now 8" wide. On one side of the length I cut a wavy random line. I sewed it together, left a hole for the fluff, turned it inside out and then stuffed it with the fiberfil. I did this to all 4 pieces. Then I sewed the holes shut.
5.The 2 longer pieces of marshmallow get glued on the inside front piece of board, so it is behind the "chocolate". The shorter 2 get glued onto the inside bottom and top of the board. Make sure you have about 4" or so of the "melted marshmallow" showing.
6.Cut 8-24" pieces of the brown ribbon. Glue 2 of the pieces of ribbon onto the inside front and 2 of the pieces onto the inside back, so the ribbons fall above your child's shoulders. You will be able to tie them together over your child's shoulder. Then glue 2 of the ribbons on both sides of the inside front, about halfway down. Do the same on the back with the remaing ribbon pieces. You will then be able to tie these together at your child's waist.The costume "sandwiches" your child inside.
7.For the marshmallow hat I used the remaining white fabric. I cut the fabric so I could make a cylinder shape ( a 3D marshmallow), sewed it together and filled it with fiberfil. Next place the styrofoam ball inside the center of the "marshmallow" hat. Poke your stick or twig through the center of the top of the marshmallow and into the styrofoam ball. Put a little hot glue around the fabric where you poked through. Cut 2 strips of 24" of white ribbon. Hand sew onto each side of the marshmallow hat and you will be able to tie it under your child's chin.
8.I finished the costume off by making a S'mores sign he could carry. We also decorated his candy bag to look like a chocolate bar. We glued aluminum foil on the sides of the bag. Then we enlarged a chocolate bar wrapper on a color copier and glued it on top.