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Cupcake Costume

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.

Cupcake Costume | Oh Happy Day!Cupcake Costume | Oh Happy Day!

Cupcake Costume | Oh Happy Day! Cupcake Costume | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Red Cap, 1 Large Hula Hoop, 2 Small Hula Hoops, Cardboard, Paper Window Shades, Colored Paper, Pink Felt, Small Inflatable Swim Ring

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!

Cupcake Costume | Oh Happy Day!Cupcake Costume | Oh Happy Day!

Photography by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Fergi Johnson
Produced by Alison Piepmeyer
Thanks to little “R” for modeling!

  1. Jessica

    September 25, 2014

    My favorite so far! PERFECT x

  2. Brittni

    September 25, 2014

    This is adorable. Love the sprinkles and cherry hat.

  3. Natalie @ Threads & Bobbins

    September 25, 2014

    This is brilliant! I would wear this as an adult for Halloween/ Fancy dress parties! :-)

  4. Gemma

    September 25, 2014

    Oh my. That is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

  5. danielle @ this picture book life

    September 25, 2014

    The cutest!!

  6. christina

    September 25, 2014

    How adorable is that?

    – Christina

  7. Becky

    September 25, 2014

    How adorable is this?! And so inventive!!

  8. Brooke Reynolds

    September 25, 2014

    Hilarious!! My favorite costume yet!

  9. p

    September 25, 2014

    i made a costume similar to this in shape for my son. the bummer was when he went trick – or – treating, he couldn’t hold his basket or reach into the buckets to choose his candy! i wonder if this could be modified for a bit more arm movement? really darling though!

  10. Aleah and Nick

    September 25, 2014

    Very cute!

  11. 204 Park

    September 26, 2014

    This is SO CUTE! I’m definitely filing this one for the future – I love it! XO, Sarah

  12. Gucki

    October 8, 2014

    Beautiful idea! I’ve shared it on my blog: thank you!

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