Picture of Popcorn Costume
This is my 5 year old son, Jason.
He just LOVES popcorn!

We decided to do a low-cost, do-it-yourself costume for 2012.  This costume cost was approx. $25!

1 Cardboard Box
1 Yard of Striped Material (buy on sale!)
1 Round Wood Medallion (craft store)
1 Red & 1 White Acrylic Paint Pen/Marker (craft store)
1 String of Battery-Operated LED lights (craft store)
1 Can of "Great Stuff" (Home Depot or Lowes)
Hot Glue Gun

The box was cut and formed into the shape of our liking.  We sized up the material and hot glued it to the box.  The wooden medallion was painted with a "popcorn" logo and glued onto the box.  The LEDs were strung from the inside and hot glued around the medallion.  The popcorn was made by wrapping cylinder objects with saram wrap (we used Clorox wipe containers!) and sprayed "X's" onto them.  If you pop them off, they appear just like popcorn!  They are then glued onto the box randomly.  Jason is dressed in an existing red top and pants set that he had in his closet.  This is a super-easy costume to make (total construction time was ONLY 5 hours done over a 2 week period after school).  The cost was kept low by using printable online coupons.
beme20131 year ago
Still don't understand the description of spraying x's onto the Clorox wipes and wrap. ???
bkeefer1 year ago
Cute costume!

I really like the popcorn, but I don't understand your description of "sprayed "X's" onto them", can you elaborate?
sharqster (author)  mikeasaurus1 year ago
Absolutely! If you use a cylinder shaped object and wrap it in Saran Wrap (we used the household Clorox wipes containers), you can spray the "great stuff" in the shape of "X's". The Saran Wrap allows the "great stuff" to pop off, resembling popcorn kernels! We did about 30 of them and glued them onto the box.
I ADORE great stuff! I've used it to make a brain before, love the idea of using it for popcorn! This is wonderful well done! (I voted for you good luck!)