Hey cupcake! Today we’re sharing another sweet little Halloween costume with you. Fergi came up with this really clever way to get the shape with hula hoops! She is a genius. I love how the person wearing it can squat down and they “turn into” the cupcake. Get all the details below and find ALL of our Halloween costumes right here.
Step 1: Cut a circle of cardboard the size of the a small hula hoop. Use duct tape to attach the cardboard circle to the inside of the hula hoop. Cut a hole in the center that is large enough to fit your child’s head, but small enough so that it sits on their shoulders.
Step 2: Set the hoop filled with cardboard on a tall stool. Use string to hang the large hula hoop about 8 inches under the smaller hoop. Once this is sturdy, use string to hang the other small hula hoop 1.5-2 feet below the large hula hoop. (Make sure it’s not larger than the width of your window shades.)
Step 3: Spread out your window shades. Use thread to sew each fold of the shade around the large hula hoop so that the wraps entirely around the circle. Once the top is done, sew the bottom of each fold of the shade to the smaller hula hoop on the bottom.
Step 4: Cut out a circle of pink felt that is larger than large hula hoop. This will be the frosting of the cupcake, so make sure it’s big enough to cover the seams of the sewn window shades. You can make the circle with imperfect edges so that it better replicates the look of frosting. Cut a slit in the center of the felt that is just large enough for your child’s head to fit through.
Step 5: Roll up pieces of colorful paper and glue them to the piece of felt. These will be sprinkles.
Step 6: Assemble the costume! Place the hula hoop contraption over your child’s head so the cardboard sits on their shoulders and the sewn window shades hang past their knees. Blow up a small inflatable inner tube and place this on top of the cardboard on their shoulders. Place the pink felt over their head and adjust. Voila! You’ve got yourself a cupcake!