I was inspired to do this costume for my daughter because she was in the process of potty training at the time. Luckily her size was roughly proportional to an actual toilet. She really enjoyed wearing it too because the toilet lid opens to reveal a bowl that functions as the candy receptacle; making it a fun and interactive costume.
Step 1: Supplies
You will need:
1. a cheap plastic bowl with a lip about 12"
2. enough sturdy wire to circumvent the bowl (I used a wire hanger)
3. a piece of cardboard large enough to cover top of bowl
4. hot glue
5. a roll of poly-fil foam (24" x 48")
6. and silky white fabric (24"x 48")
Step 2: The Design
Step 1. cut the foam and cardboard according to this diagram
Step 2. assemble the tank into a box shape using hot glue to secure the pieces (the bottom of the tank will be open for the legs)
Step 3. Run the wire through the front panel of the tank making a hoop the size of your bowl.
Step 4. Place the bowl into the hoop, adjusting it to fit securely.
Step 5. Cover the tank with your silky fabric one panel at a time making the seams at the edges and tacking it on with the hot glue.
Step 6. sandwich and glue the cardboard bowl top and the foam bowl top together (NOTE: the back side of the foam top will have some overhang that is squared off to secure it to the tank)
Step 7. Cover the bowl top with fabric carefully working the wrinkles out as you go.
Step 8. Line the top up flush with the lip of the bowl, and secure the back side to the tank with hot glue.
Step 9. Shape, and paint a handle from some scrap foam and secure it to the tank front.
Step 10. Trick or Treat!
Step 3: How to Get It Done!
To finish it off, I had her wear a white pair of sleepers to keep her warm. But of course any white clothes will do.
Step 4: The Finished Product
AND YOUR OFF IN SEARCH OF SUGAR COATED GOODNESS!!!
Second Prize in the
Halloween Easy Costumes Challenge