Fall is here and Halloween season is upon us! Every year we do a Homemade Halloween costume series and this year I asked my friend Fergi Johnson to put it together. Most of the items can found at the drug store or thrift store so they are simple and affordable to put together. P.S. – for more Homemade Halloween costume ideas click here!
Materials: Plastic bowl (we found ours at a Halloween store,) gray spray paint, hollow plastic ball, metal antenna , plastic tubing, duct tape, small cardboard box, gray shirt, gray pants,rubber gloves, water gun, high top shoes
For the helmet:
Step 1: Gently spray paint one side of the inside of the plastic bowl so that it creates a hazy effect.
Step 2: Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut the plastic ball in half. Drill a hole in the top so the antenna can fit through.
Step 3: Drill a small hole in the top of the bowl and place the antenna and already-attached ball through the hole. Use a nut to keep the antenna in place.
To make the oxygen tank:
Step 1: Measure and cut 2 pieces of plastic tubing long enough to wrap diagonally around your child’s torso.
Step 2: Cut 2 holes (big enough to fit the plastic tubing) in the top and 2 holds bottom of the cardboard box. Attach each piece of tubing so that one end comes out of the top and the other comes out of the opposite hole in the bottom.
Step 3: Cover the cardboard box in duct tape.
Photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day
“Materials” photograph by Paul Ferney
Art Directed by Fergi Johnson
Produced by Alison Piepmeyer
Thanks to little ‘D’ for modeling!