Fall Camping Costume
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This homemade costume for families entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Jill, the 'Fall Camping' costume creator:
Our family loves camping and it is our dream to one day have a cute vintage trailer of our own! So we became our own campsite. I started by googling vintage trailers and we LOVE the Shasta design so that is what I tried to copy using a refrigerator box and a whole lot of duct tape. Next was the fire... there are a few tutorials out there and I found one I liked best and started there. the fire pit is made of a cardboard base, I spray painted snack size baggies filled with tissue paper for the stones, spray painted pool noodles for the logs and used both colored fabric and tissue paper for the fire. One of the best marshmallow costumes I found online was made of foam. while this sounds good in theory, if you live in a small town without access to padding, finding what you need becomes very difficult! I went to Jo Anns fabric about an hour away and found padding that was green. After forming the marshmallow by using spray adhesive, painting white was the next step. I tried 3 different painting techniques and nothing worked to my satisfaction so I finally cut open a pillow case, wrapped it around, glued it on and done. My husband and I were the campers and grandparents were the beautiful fall foliage! (Obviously we were all there just as extra props for the 3 little stars of the show!) We had a great time, won 1st in our little costume contest and the trailer was the big hit of the night!