Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cupcake Costume Recipe

November 10, 2010 UPDATE:  I've been featured for this post at Crystal's Craft Spot!!!
Thank you Crystal.  I hope that you have time to check out her great link up parties.

We always have a super fun
on October 31.

The boys are not into the cute costumes I made for them when they were little any more,
so we are going store bought again this year.
I figured I would skip a costume for myself this time.
But when I saw this feature on Cityline I reconsidered.

Here is my take on the cupcake costume that they featured:
Cupcake Costume Recipe:

dollar store laundry basket (mine was round and cost $3)
pink shirt (from my closet and free)
glitter felt (I bought 4 pieces for $2 and had lots left over)
scrap cardboard (from my recycling bin and free)
safety pins (on hand and I don't know how much I paid for them)
twine (dollar store special from my stash)
pink wig (Shopper's Drug Mart for $5)
2 headbands (stash)
artificial pumpkin (stash)
red craft paint (left over from my Sports Theme Bulletin Board)
Hot Glue
Aluminum Foil (kitchen)
Gorilla Tape

Cut felt into rectangular strips that resemble sprinkles. 
Safety pin them to a pink shirt.
(I tried not to put too many on the "chestal" region but that wouldn't matter for a kid).  
Cut the bottom out of the laundry basket.  If you are fortunate enough to be skinny enough to fit into that round opening, rejoice and move on to covering the basket with aluminum foil. If your hips are more than enough for that opening, cut the basket in half and gorilla tape the cardboard in to widen the basket.  It will make the cupcake base oval instead of round.  I suppose I could have used an oval laundry basket, but our dollar stores didn't have any of those and I didn't want to cut up the laundry baskets that I actually use for laundry. 
Cover the shape with aluminum foil.
Cut two lengths of twine and attach to top of basket to make straps that will go over your shoulders.
Paint the pumpkin red.
Pull out the tiny stem and replace with part of a headband in order to make a cherry like stem.
Attach to another headband with hot glue. 
Put on your sprinkle shirt, step into cupcake laundry basket base and slip twine straps over your shoulders.  Slip on the pink wig and pop on your "cherry on top" headband. 

Out of pocket cost: $10

OK,  I did feel kinda silly wearing it,
but it was a kids party. 
The little ones thought I was looking pretty "sweet". 

Linked here to Crystal's Craft Spot


  1. Terri, that costume IS sweet! and absolutly awesome.

  2. You looked great, awesome idea!

  3. You look adorable! What a fun and "sweet" costume. I love the pink wig.

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