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This homemade costume for women entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Tracy, the 'Brainstorm' costume creator:
Halloween is the one time of the year to get creative and dress up in a unique one of a kind costume. I spend a lot of time to think of what to dress as. Each year I try to go out a few times so that I can dress up in various different ways. I spent some time brainstorming costumes and decided on an actual “brainstorm” (a pun/play on words).
I have seen people do the puns before - cereal killer, gold digger, deer in headlights, etc. - and have not seen the brainstorm done before. I decided to do this one week before Halloween so my time was a little limited.
I had to figure out exactly how I was going to do this. The first step was to search for people who had done rain/clouds/storm type of costumes. I did not want to carry an umbrella around so I chose to do a hat instead as the cloud. Then, I went shopping to find the items used for this costume.
Here are the items I used.
Wide Brim Hat
Bloody Brain Cap (does not look this bloody in person)
Strand of Beads
Yellow Fabric (Any craft store)
Cotton Filling (Any craft store); I used an old pillow
Any Gray Shirt / Clothes you have
Cut the beads into long strands to the length of your liking. Mine were about 18 inches.
Using a stapler, attach the beads to the hat.
Glue the cotton stuffing onto the hat to make a cloud. Leave the top center open to glue the brain.
Cut off the “bandage” part from the bloody brain.
Glue the brain onto the top center of the hat.
Print out a lightning bolt template online or free hand outline it on the fabric.
Safety Pin the lightning bolt to your shirt.
Options / Variations:
If you find a different brain, this can be attached more towards the front of the hat.
Instead of beads, pin cut out rain drops on the shirt.
Headband with smaller brain, clouds and a lightning bolt
I got many compliments from friends and people on my costume! They thought it as creative and clever. I am wearing a big clouds with beads as rain coming down, so people were in awe that I made my costumes so well.