Monday, October 7, 2013

Junk Food Junkie- My Favorite Childhood Costume

Today, I can't help but share my favorite Halloween Costume from my childhood. My mom is kind of incredible, in about a million different ways. We used to dream up crazy things we wanted to be for Halloween and my mom would make them happen. One year my little brother was Captain Horatio Hornblower and he looked awesome. 

I can't remember the origins of this Junk Food Junkie Costume, I just remember loving it and LOVING getting to eat all of the candy from the wrappers. 

For this costume you will need: 
Candy Wrappers of all kinds (Slice the candy up the back to remove the candy so the front looks pristine)
A Pringles can 
Earring posts
Tootsie Rolls
Starlight Mints
Pin Backs
Hot glue

Clean all of the wrappers with baby wipes. Laminate the wrappers for durability and then hot glue pin backs to each one. Knock the bottom out of the Pringles can and rinse the inside gently, it will be worn as a cuff.  Take the Tootsie Rolls, in their wrappers, and hot glue them around the top of the head band. Add earring posts to the Starlight Mints. We unwrapped the mints and covered them in a coat of clear nail polish before gluing the posts on for durability. 

Apparently photo bombing was big even when I was a kid. I am grateful everyday for an awesome mom who made my crazy costumes come true.  She is going to kill me when she sees this photo....

What was your favorite costume from your childhood? 
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marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

this is seriously the best ever! I think the pringles cuff is my favorite

affectioknit said...

Very CUTE!

~Have a lovely day!

Jonie Marie said...

Ha Ha! So FUN! Love the 90s hair you are rockin, and that costume is such a fun idea.

Becky @ Utah Sweet Savings said...

This just makes me giggle. I love it!

Britney @ The Princess & Her Cowboys said...

This is so fun! I've been trying to think of some ideas for our little family and that one is stirring up some ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Miss Angie said...

That is SO cute! My momma made me an elaborate Miss Piggy costume one year, it was so fun!

Elisabeth said...

Was this when you still lived next door to us? I swear I remember this one! Love it! Your mom was SO amazing and talented! :)