Candy Train Costume
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Candy Train Costume
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This homemade costume for babies entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Lisa, the 'Candy Train' costume creator:
This is Weston Guess of Coolville, OH. He is 2 years old and obsessed with trains. He has been since his daddy was hired as a freight conductor for csx last year. It seemed fitting that he be an engineer for Halloween. I started with diaper boxes to make the form. Wrapped it in white paper since the paint wouldn't stick to the boxes. Gave it several coats of paint to look like a csx train, yellow on the front and back and blue on the sides and top. I printed out the "CSX" in the different sizes and gave them a coat of paint to make them match the colors of the train. Once my lines were straight on the train and the letters the right color, I glued them on each side of the train. I took a smaller box and made a "whistle holder" since no train is complete without a whistle. I glued it to the inside of the train. For the front, I made a platform like a CSX engine has. I painted it black in the bottom and the railing was painted yellow. Then I made the plow for the front and hot glued them both on. Next I used black plates for the wheels. I took black ribbon to make the suspenders to hold it into his shoulders while he trick or treated. Last thing I added with his engine number. Every engine has a number, so Weston's needed one too. Hence, engine #5713 was born, which is also his birthday, May 7, 2013. For his clothing, he had a pair of bibs to wear, a long sleeve navy shirt, and a red hanky. He also had a CSX engineer hat already too so he could wear it and complete the outfit. The only thing I had to buy for this project was the spray paint in blue, ywllow, and black, and the black ribbon. I kept the boxes from his diapers and had the white paper and glue sticks in hand already.
Although daddy is furloughed right now from the railroad and railroad employees are falling into some hard times, we are proud of his love for trains and were happy to let him "be" and engineer for Halloween.