Michelle, a sweet C.R.A.F.T. reader, recently emailed me a picture of her daughter’s flip flop costume from last Halloween. Have you ever seen a flip flop costume? Me either, and y’all know how much I love a clever homemade Halloween costume idea… How cute is the flip flop (and her BFF, the kitty cat)!
Here’s how you make the flip flop…
All you need to be flip flop is:
- quilt batting
- adhesive spray
- one swim noodle
Michelle cut out 2 flip flop shapes from cardboard. She used spray adhesive to adhere quilt batting to the top of the flip flop, and covered it in fabric. The back of the flip flop is covered in solid orange fabric to represent the bottom of the flop. She sliced a pool noodle length wise and glued it to the top of the flip flop. Pretty genius if you ask me! Nice work, Michelle!
Also, in Halloween costume realted news, I did an interview on a radio morning show in Philadelphia a few days ago. 98.1 WOGL to be exact. It’s short and sweet (I talk sooo fast)! I’ve always had a speedy talking problem. (Icried in 5th grade after the teacher yelled at me for reading my story too fast to the class.) Does anyone think it’s totally embarrassing to hear their own voice? Thank goodness I didin’t have a microphone. I just pretended I was talking to my mom on the phone. I was asked to talk about a homemade kid costume, adult costume, and group costume idea. I also spill the beans about what I have in store for Andy and I this Halloween. Click this link and then click the play button to hear the live interview (eek!).
* Just so you know, none of the ideas I talked about in the interview are my original ideas. The Bob Ross kid costume I first saw on pinterest, my friend Tabitha invented the tourist costume idea (as seen in this post), and the Words with Friends group costume is from my clever friend, Candice in Chicago!
Here are a few more homemade kid costumes I can’t resist mentioning. (All found via my halloween pinterest board)
- Pot of flowers
- Dwight (from the Office)
- Spaghetti and meatballs
- Oompa Loompa (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
- GI Joe
- Cabbage Patch Kid
- Wilson (from Cast Away)
So, what are you and your family going to be for Halloween? What is your best ever costume? If you have pictures of an awesome homemade costume (and don’t mind it possibly appearing on C.R.A.F.T. or C.R.A.F.T. facebook), e-mail me at craftaway at gmail dot com. Only 13 more days until Halloween!