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We've all seen them on Family Guy and at those cheesy store grand openings, and even at car dealerships. This costume is very easy to make, I made it from things I had from around the house. Not only is it a fun costume but it is the best costume to make someone laugh. Everyone knows what it is when they see it.

I even stood by the road and was doing the Wacky Waving dance to cars driving by, the look on the drivers faces were priceless.

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Step 1: Materials

  • 2 round pop-up laundry hampers
  • Black felt
  • White felt
  • Elmer's Glue
  • Hot Glue Hot Glue gun
  • Bright colored fabric (I used some old bedding sheets)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing supplies
  • Zip ties

Step 2: Forming the Body

Picture of Forming the Body
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Okay, to make the body all you need to do is cut the the bottom out of one of the hampers and cut all the handle things off. Using zip ties, attach the two hampers together. To determine the location of the arm holes, slide inside the hamper tube and have someone mark the location and just cut out holes big enough for your shoulders.
What hilarious costumes! I just love the faces you put on them.
boston09 (author)  Infinitevortex1 year ago
Thanks! Its basically the face I was making inside too :D

I can vouch for that!

hahahaha! that actually made me laugh harder than the slightly lethargic tube person in the gifs
matthewj23 months ago

Hey, do you think i could sit down in that? (maybe make one and go to school in it)

You can sit - but it's not a comfortable sit.

J.Julian.V.Sammy made it!24 days ago

I saw these GIFs and couldn't stop laughing - so I figured I'd make one. I stitched two hampers together - zip ties a MUCH better idea. I also opened up the top of the costume to avoid sweating to death (it's surprisingly warm) and to give me an easy way to get my head out while walking my young daughter around the town. I also left the pink mesh over the mouth, sewed the arms to the costume itself, and stapled big googly eyes on instead of using felt/cloth.

If I make another version of this, I'll go for three hampers with a larger diameter, making it a bit taller and also with the bottom going almost to the ground. If it's larger and taller, I would leave the top on too - it won't be so warm - and open up the mouth completely to have no mesh.

Warning to anyone making one of these: you won't be able to stop laughing, and people won't be able to talk to you. I rode the streetcar wearing it and watched with some glee as people giggled and snickered and laughed.

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ALECIALLEY7 months ago

hahahahahaha..... very cute

creativity1237 months ago

Those are awesome!

creativity1237 months ago

Those are awesome!!

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poofrabbit1 year ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween costume contest! Can’t wait to see if you win good luck!
Hilarious! I thought of the family guy episode as son as I saw the main image. Great job!
ecsaul231 year ago
funny! great idea. Now you just need the guy from the movie Escape from planet Earth :p
neumanmatt1 year ago
These are great. Clever, simple, hilarious...all good stuff.
You're on mrsyndicate's instagram for the day of the dead
So great!
boston09 (author)  mikeasaurus1 year ago
Thanks!
That looks like the most fun costume ever!
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boston09 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
hahah I love that show!
Lionverse1 year ago
Proof that you will go great places in life. Awesome job!
boston09 (author)  Lionverse1 year ago
Thank you so much, lets hope so :)
Partybot1 year ago
Amazing! You just made my morning.
boston09 (author)  Partybot1 year ago
The goal of the project is/was to make people laugh and smile
foobear1 year ago
you are the new awesome! that's what I think
boston09 (author)  foobear1 year ago
Well I like how you think! :)
Hiyadudez1 year ago
WACKY WAVING INFLATABLE ARM FLAILING TUBE MAN!
WACKY WAVING INFLATABLE ARM FLAILING TUBE MAN!
WACKY WAVING INFLATABLE ARM FLAILING TUBE MAN!
WACKY WAVING INFLATABLE ARM FLAILING TUBE MAN!
WACKY WAVING INFLATABLE ARM FLAILING TUBE MAN!

Joking aside, awesome costume!
boston09 (author)  Hiyadudez1 year ago
thanks! I was actually yelling that when trick or treaters went by the house!