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Oct
17
2011

DIY: Gumball Machine Costume


gumball costume


One of our readers posted this costume on Facebook and I thought it was to cute not to share.

Instructions:

  • Buy Red felt long enough to go from your child’s waist to the floor then cut it so it wraps completely around them.
  • Use Velcro all the way down the back to close the skirt.
  • Buy a single grey square and attach it to the front and glue black numbers to it that read 25 cents.
  • Use a 2nd piece of grey felt towards the bottom for where the gumballs are supposed to come out. Puff it out for a good effect.
  • Use a white heavy duty plastic garbage bag for the top.Cut the bottom of the bag for head and arms and close around the waste with a belt.
  • Fill the bag with small plastic balls through the arm holes once the costume is on.
  • Use a red ball cap or cover it with red felt.
You can pick up the trashbags, red ball cap and small plastic balls at Walmart. If your Walmart still has a fabric dept. you can get the felt there as well. Don’t forget to use a coupon for the trashbags. If you don’t have a coupon may I suggest the Great Value brand.
A Huge thank you to Christina for sending us this picture. Her daughter is adorable. Do you have a homemade costume to share with us? We have now added a pin button if you use Pintrest so you can keep this post for later.
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