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Jack/Jane In the Box
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This homemade costume for adults entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest.
I am wearing the costume and the idea came from one of the costume ideas I have had for a while to incorporate my wheelchair with the costume. The people that didn't know me that loved my costume didn't even know I was in a chair until I told them which for some reason made the costume even more ingenious to them then it already was. I absolutely loved how it turned out and it was super easy to make.
Big box to fit around wheelchair.
Cut a hole in the top for your head, shoulders, and arms, and a big hole in the bottom to fit around your wheelchair.
Wrap the box in paper. Wrapping paper is quick and use packing tape. Glue wrinkles the paper and takes way to long to apply. Do the same to the top.
Handle and hinge for the box lid was made out of PVC pipe and elbows. Glue them together and put them on the box. People will want to turn the handle so fair warning. Glittered a styrofoam ball for added effect.
Neck tutu and hair tie tutu's were handmade with different size hair bands (make sure it is big enough to go over your head and neck to avoid choking) by tying tulle in knots around the bands.
I used lip pencil on my face for the fuchsia color. Couldn't fin eyeliner in that color. Outlined in black eyeliner and added loose glitter to it. White clown makeup and white eye shadow to set the white. You can design your face however you want for a Jack in the Box.
A funky clown outfit and some cool tights to match the look when you take the box off.
I had portable speakers for my ipod to play the music box version of Pop Goes the Weasel, but no one could hear it where we were at. It's a nice touch to add to the costume, but not necessary.
Probably one of my favorite costumes and with everything spent about $50 for everything.