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How to make a Tin Man Costume

Recreate a Classic Cinema Moment With a Tin Man Costume

Whether you’re adventuring through Oz in an ensemble costume, or simply going it alone in a quest for the Wizard, this Tin Man Costume will make an impression at your next Halloween party. With a few household supplies and a little creativity, even those in need of a quick, last-minute costume idea can transform into the metallic character in a snap.

Kids Tin Man Costume

Kids Tin Man Costume

Tin Man Costume Materials:

  • Silver spray paint
  • Silver string
  • Poster or foam board
  • Funnel
  • White shirt
  • White leggings
  • Silver face paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Old tennis shoes
  • Dark grey eyeliner

How to Make a Tin Man Halloween Costume

Use the hot glue gun to attach string to the inside of your oil funnel. Use tape to join the two pieces of poster board together. Spray your shirt, poster board, leggings, funnel and shoes with silver spray paint to create a metallic effect.

Adult Tin Man Costume

Adult Tin Man Costume

Dress in the silver shirt, leggings and shoes and place the funnel hat on your head. Once you’re dressed, wrap the board around your chest area and join the ends with tape to create the Tin Man’s body. Punch holes at the top of the chest piece and attach silver string to secure the chest piece over your shoulders. Decorate your face with silver face paint and draw lines from your mouth to the edge of your jaw line with the grey eyeliner for an authentic, hinged-jaw Tin Man look!

Posted on 6 July '09 by admin, under Homemade Costumes. Comments.

How to make a Taco Costume

Spice Up Halloween by Wearing a Taco Costume

This Taco costume works for or just about any fiesta! This costume can be assembled in an afternoon, making it a last-minute costume favorite.

Taco Costume Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Brown shirt
  • Hot Glue
  • Tan foam mattress pad
  • Construction paper
  • Permanent marker
  • Compass
  • Brown slacks

Assemble Your Own Taco Costume

Lay out your mattress pad on the floor and cut the corners into a rounded shape. When you fold the mattress in half, it should resemble a taco shell. Next, open the mattress again and lie down on top of it. Have a friend use a permanent marker to mark where your underarms and shoulders lie. Use the compass to create two circles where you marked the shoulders and underarms. Cut the circles out to create arm holes.

Crumple green and red construction paper into balls to represent lettuce and tomato. Use a hot glue gun to attach the and construction paper balls to the front of your shirt and pants. Hot glue strips of yellow construction paper on top to represent grated cheese. Dress in your brown shirt and slacks. Put your arm holes through the foam taco shell in order to secure the mattress on your body and encase your “meat” and “fillings” into the taco shell.

Here are some more Mexican costume ideas!

Tequila Bottle Costume

Tequila Bottle Costume

Lime Wedge Costume

Lime Wedge Costume

Tequila Drinkin Dude

Tequila Drinkin Dude

Sexy Mexican Shooter

Sexy Mexican Shooter

Posted on 6 July '09 by admin, under Homemade Costumes. Comments.

How to make a Sarah Palin Costume

Sway the Red States With a Sarah Palin Halloween Costume

Sarah Palin took the political world by storm with her outsider political stance and her self-assured sex appeal. Dress as the famous VP candidate from the notorious Republican ticket with this easily assembled Sarah Palin Halloween costume.

Sarah Palin Costume Materials:

  • Long straight brown wig
  • Blue or red business suit skirt
  • Rectangular eye glasses
  • High heel shoes
  • Barrettes or hair clip
  • Stockings
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Safety pin
  • Make Your Own Sarah Palin Halloween Costume

    Start by fixing your hair or wig into Sarah’s classic up-do style. Pull the sides of the wig towards the back of your head with your fingers and twist the hair in an upwards motion, securing it with a hair clip. You can also purchase an up-do wig with bangs to save extra time and make for an instant last-minute costume.

    Once your hairdo is in place, wear the pantyhose and business suit to create the trademark Sarah Palin look. For extra effect, choose a suit in classic conservative Red and select red high heels to match. Use eyeliner and mascara to ensure your eyes “pop” from beneath the rectangular eyeglasses, and brush blush from your cheekbones to your chin to create a high-cheekboned effect. Decorate and cut out a circle of cardboard and attach the safety pin to the back of it to wear a McCain-Palin campaign button or a lapel pin proclaiming that you’re a “Hockey Mom!”

    Sarah Palin Mask

    Posted on 6 July '09 by admin, under Homemade Costumes. Comments.

    How to make a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Costume

    Spread Out Your Own Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Costume

    This nostalgic Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich costume will bring partygoers back to the days of lunchboxes and cafeteria trays. Easy and fun to assemble, this outfit makes a great project to put together with your children.

    Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Costume Materials:

  • Brown paint
  • Hole punch
  • Purple or red tempera paint
  • White poster board (4x)
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Elastic
  • Duct tape
  • Glue
  • Making a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Costume

    Draw a bread-slice shape on one of the pieces of poster board and cut with scissors. Repeat to create a duplicate shape. On each cutout, draw an interior line mimicking the shape of the bread. Color this outer region in with the brown tempera paint to create a crust-like effect.

    On two more pieces of poster board, draw huge amoeba-like shapes. Paint one light brown and one purple or red to represent peanut butter and jelly. Glue the “jelly” shape underneath the first piece of bread, so that the “crust” you’ve drawn is showing on the outside, with a jelly outline protruding from the underneath. Repeat this process with the second bread cutout and the peanut-butter cutout. Use the hole punch to create two holes at the top of each piece and use the elastic to create a sandwich board effect, tying the sides to the opposing board. Poke your head through the hole and feast your eyes on the results!

    Have fun laugh with our large selection of funny costumes for Adults & Kids! (For those 18+, view our Adult’s Only section)

    Posted on 6 July '09 by admin, under Homemade Costumes. Comments.