I am so excited to have joined in with 80+ bloggers to bring you some awesome handmade costumes! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes, to bring you easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone!
The girls have a long list of costumes they want to wear, from princesses and zombies and everything in between. We simply don’t have enough Halloweens to get through them all! Thankfully, we have Halloween parties at school and in the neighborhood to attend, so it gives them a chance to get through some of their list. This year, one of the many ideas was to go as The Ghostbusters. Who ya gonna call?!
When I started thinking about the proton pack, I wanted to make sure that it was lightweight and easy. I found a box, a stash of foam, and some cable that was scrap, and I was good to go.
- 11×15 box
- assorted foam pieces
- black and brown spray paint
- foam glue
- red and yellow craft paint
- scrap cable
- old backpack
I started by putting the box together. I cut out and placed foam pieces where I wanted them. I knew that this wasn’t going to be exact, but I wanted to hit the major points of the proton pack. Once the foam pieces were where I wanted them, I glued them to the box.
Once the pieces were glued down, I spray painted everything black.
While the black was drying, I cut some of the cable into different lengths.
I started connecting some of the cables to the foam pieces by simply pushing the ends in.
Flipping the box onto its side, I glued on another foam piece, that would become the base for the handheld portion of the proton pack.
Using the craft paint, I started painting simple dots and circles to represent the lights. I also painted some of the cables. I used the brown spray paint in spots.
The last step was to make sure someone could actually wear this! I took an old backpack that was hidden in the basement and cut off the back section and spray painted it with a mixture of black and brown.
I used the easiest way I could think of and stapled the backpack back to the box.
Once everything was dry, it was time to try it out!
I don’t know about you, but I feel so much better knowing I have my own Ghostbuster to protect us from all the ghosts and ghoulies!
And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handmade Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!
10. Marty McFly
27. Elsa crown
36. DIY Cat Costume
61. Wildstyle Costume from the Lego Movie
70. DIY Skunk Mask
What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?! Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it! Also, follow the Handmade Halloween Costume board on Pinterest!