Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2016

OK, so this isn't exactly a design or decorating idea, but in the spirit of the holiday, I had to share this DIY costume!  Was so fun, easy and inexpensive!  Two of my friends and I tried to buy this costume, but when it wasn't going to get here on time, we decided to make it ourselves!  So in one evening (watching the Cubs and a glass of wine), Rock, Paper, Scissors was born!  Read below to see how!

 

"Paper" was super quick and easy!  We used a full piece of foam core and added the lines and holes with markers- Done!

 

"Scissors" was a little harder... First we used hot pink foam core and drew the shapes on the back.  Cutting them out was the hardest part.  I recommend a super sharp X-acto blade (or two).  Then trace the blade part on to silver poster board, cut out, and glue on.  We used a real bolt, but you can glue the scissors together and make a fake one with the silver poster board too. Done.

 

"Rock".  Well, we kind of had to wing-it on that one!  First, use a piece of poster board (or card board) inside a garbage bag.  Stuff one side with crumpled newspaper.  Our bag was a little think, so we stapled some "imperfections" to make it look more realistic. Tape the bag closed on the back side of the board and start spray-painting!  We used a little white primer first, then gray and silver spray paint.  I think you could use cream, tan, brown- whatever you have!  Let dry.  Done.

 

Last, we used snap tape (or elastic) and simply hot glued it to the back of the pieces to make a neck strap.

 

That's it!  In less than two hours, and under $40 total, we made three costumes that were probably better quality than the ones in the store!  Kid-sized version would be adorable too!  Happy Halloween!

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