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Fluffy White Cloud Costume

Today we are sharing one of my favorite costumes, this sweet little cloud. This costume was really fun to make and would work amazing for an adult costume too. I love working with paper mache (it reminds me of making pinatas!) because you make something with structure out of flour, paper, and water. Plus it is fun to work with your hands and get a little messy. Find the tips below for making a cloud costume of your own.

Materials Needed: Flour and Water mixture (I like it the same thickness as pancake batter.), Balloons, Paper, Cotton batting or Polyester pillow stuffing, white leotard and tights, white felt.

Step 1: To make the cloud structure we followed this tutorial here. (I think their pillow stuffing looks more cloud-ey than batting, but use what you have.) Leave a generous hole at the bottom for the feet to come out, ours was kind of like a skirt.
Step 2: Cut a hole just big enough for the neck, but cut a slit so the head can slide through, then cut arm holes.
Step 3: Line the parts that will be touching the body like the top and around the neck and arm holes with white felt so the costume is comfortable. If you wanted to make the costume a little easier to wear, just make it a little smaller (like 5 balloons instead of 9 balloons)

Credits and our Talented Contributors:
Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Crafting and Calligraphy by Julie Manwaring at Flourish & Whim
“Homemade Halloween” Type by Angela Hardison
Thanks to A for showing us her ballet skills!

  1. rachael

    October 2, 2012

    oh this is so cute! who are these girls? they’re the perfect halloween models 🙂


  2. Kristin D.

    October 2, 2012

    Thank you for sharing! I am terribly uncreative when it comes to crafting (and making Halloween costumes falls into the crafting category for me). This is so cute.

    We’re thinking of having one of our boys be a cloud and one be rain. So, I’ll let you know what I come up with for rain.


  3. Liz

    October 2, 2012

    This is adorable, and I love the idea of the cloud/rain combo… but I’m going to be a debbie downer on this one… On a how to make costumes site I read this terrible story of a man whose sheep costume (many cottonballs on a jacket) caught fire at a party. He was burned on hands and legs and only the quick thinking of his friends kept it from getting worse.

    There is always a safe and an unsafe way to do things…. I love homemade costumes, but will be thinking this year about fire and tripping safety.

    Happy Halloween!

  4. Et tu, tutu?

    October 2, 2012

    Oh gosh, that’s really cute! Haha. 🙂


  5. Amy Rene

    October 2, 2012

    oh, that is one sweet, sweet smile on your happy cloud. Being 6 months pregnant and rather round, i think i just found my halloween costume. thank you!

  6. Tara of Mad Max and Family

    October 2, 2012

    This is so precious!

    I bought my 20 month old a costume, but he is NOT liking wearing it yet. Sigh.

    Maybe next year I’ll let him pick a costume!


  7. Malori

    October 2, 2012

    Too cute!!! As a gal in my early 20’s I feel obligated to wear a skimpy costume but I’d much rather be a cloud :).

  8. Mfree

    October 2, 2012

    Ha! this is too cute! One of my friends did something similar last year for their pet only they were a snow ball. 🙂 I’m really loving this series!

  9. Evani G

    October 2, 2012

    These are so stinkin cute!! Love this new series!


  10. Trish

    October 2, 2012

    Oh my gosh you are posting the cutest costumes ever! Way to put a smile on my face. 🙂

  11. Tamara's Blend

    October 2, 2012

    This is BEYOND adorable, thanks for sharing!

  12. Kelly

    October 2, 2012

    This turned out so cute. I was just thinking it would be cute with vellum raindrops hanging below, or even gold or silver pants to look like lightning! As for the fire hazard…aren’t most Halloween costumes a fire hazard? Maybe worried parents should carry a small fire extinguisher.

  13. Jess

    October 2, 2012

    I love creative costumes and this is so cute!

  14. Mrs. Châtelaine

    October 3, 2012

    So adorable! The little girl couldn’t look sweeter!

    xoxo Mrs. Châtelaine in Paris

  15. Lindsey S

    October 3, 2012

    Give her a squirt gun and she can be “Cloudy with a Chance of Rain”

  16. sarah

    October 3, 2012

    Again going to repeat what someone said above, super cute idea but super dangerous!! Think about how many candles are out on Halloween night in pumpkins, paper bags and milk jugs. This costume is very flammable and could seriously injure a young child. See article bellow of a man who knows first hand the dangers of “fluffy” homemade costumes.

  17. how2home

    October 3, 2012

    Cute outfit for a little girl 🙂

  18. Lara

    October 4, 2012

    You could take this one step further and make her a rain cloud. A friend of ours spray painted it black, added an ipod with speakers and downloaded the sound of thunder. They painted the face black and her son worn a black cap. It was genius.

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