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7.Cut 2 “metal plug connections” from scrap cardboard. Paint with gold paint. Let dry and then carefully slice into front of foam to position plugs. Hot glue into place. Your “plug” costume is finished.
Materials needed: yellow cotton fabric, 2 squares each of red, green and dark yellow felt, matching colored thread or iron-on double-sided interfacing.
1.As above, cut a tabard from yellow cotton. Measure from knee to shoulder, double length and cut. Figure out width by measuring from shoulder to shoulder and cut your length of material to proper width.
2.Hem all edges. Fold in half and cut a semi-circle on fold to fit your head through. Hem opening. Cut two 4” wide strips of yellow material about 5” to 6” in length (this will vary depending on how large or small you are). Slip costume on and pin straps to back and front on each side near your waist. Sew into place. You might also choose to hem sides as in Step 3 of Plug and Socket Costume.
3.Cut a red circle, dark yellow circle and green circle. Position on front of costume. You can either sew these one or use double-faced iron-on interfacing to secure. Wear black pants and a black, long sleeved jersey underneath.
Items needed: white Bermuda shorts, tacky Hawaiian shirts, tacky sandals (for men, don’t forget to wear socks with your sandals), beach comber hats, plastic flowered leis’, white zinc ointment, camera, straw beach bag, large funky sunglasses.
1.Just dress up. Add some of zinc across your noses (don’t want sunburn!) and you’re good to go.
And there you have it. Three costumes that are simple to make and fun to wear. All it takes is a look around your house to find “pairs” of items that could be turned into funny Halloween costumes that would be perfect to wear as a couple this year.
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