My child is three. She is so excited about Halloween. She has went through so many crazy, unique ideas of things to be. She came up with ideas that I never heard anyone be for Halloween. I had to consider whatever she was going to be, it will need to be easy to layer clothes underneath. I didn’t want the warm clothes she’ll wear take away from the costume. She really wanted to be barbie. It would be so hard to wear a little pink dress in October though. She decided on us being cotton candy and her dad being the cotton candy man. I had no idea how to make something like this. I brainstorm so many different possibilities. I was really considering using tulle to give the effect of cotton candy. I ultimately decided to use cotton. This ended up being so easy to make. I spent $50 on supplies from Amazon for everything we’d need for three costumes.
I took a long sleeve tee shirt of Annalise’s that was stained all over and hot glued cotton everywhere. I glued it on the front and the back but left the sleeves free. It took so much hot glue to do it all.
I took it outside and spray painted the top. I made sure to leave some a bit white to look more realistic. I decided to even do the sleeves. I let it try outside and did the same for mine. With mine, I wanted it to be a little moe subtle. I only added cotton to the front. I also ran out of hot glue at this point. I only sprayed the cotton on my shirt and left the sleeves and back white.
I made a beanie for my little one to wear as well. It has cotton on the top and a cone coming off of it.
Since it is a lot on your head, it feels a bit awkward. I don’t think she’ll actually want to wear it. It’ll be cute for a picture though.
For my boyfriend’s costume, it was the hardest one to make. I made him the cotton candy man. I first had to find a box that was the right size. I painted it white. I then wanted to have dividers in it, so the cotton candy would stay in place. They were hard to make. I cut some cardboard going both directions horizontally and taped them down. I then made painted the cotton pink and blue. For the blue I spray painted it and it looked better. For the pink, I used normal paint which was more difficult to do. I then taped some paper in a cone shape and taped the cotton to the cone. I wrote cotton candy on the white box.
I’m going to have my boyfriend I’m going to have him wear khakis and a botton up with a tie. I’m going to have my little one wear a shirt underneath and two leggings, so she’ll be warm.
What are you doing for Halloween? Do you like making costumes or just buy them? Will you recreate this look?