Frankenberry - The Sweetest Cereal Monster in Town!
A word from Dana, the 'Frankenberry' costume creator:
Growing up in the 80's, breakfast was always a big deal for me. Watching cartoons and eating all kinds of cereal made waking up something to look forward to each day! One of my favorite cereals was Frankenberry. I would indulge in that while my brother would eat Count Chocula. Years later, I find myself making Halloween cotumes that are heavily saturated in 80's nostalgia, and this year it was no different. I wasn't sure how I'd pull it off, but I knew I would transform myself into Frankenberry.
Since I bought the components here & there, it didn't seem like it costed all that much. After calculating everything, however, I must have spent roughly $100 in total. Well worth it to me, as I had so much fun making it (in 8 hrs).
- Fuchsia long sleeve thermal ($6) & tank top ($5) (luckily, various shades of pink are in this season so it wasn't too much of a challenge to find a top!)
- Fuchsia yoga pants (1.99 at Good Will!) that my wonderful fashion designer friend turned into leggings so the bottoms would be tapered like his
- Light pink socks ($4)
- I happened to have fuchsia colored shoes!
- Light pink gloves ($5)- I had fabric paint to "manicure" my nails with strawberries on each nail
- Fake chain link ($7) from Halloween store that I was able to attach to a fuchsia belt I had to create suspenders
- 2 pink bobbed wigs ($15 each) (I needed to add the hair from one wig to the other so I could create the 2 bumps that he has)
- pink headband
- i cut out the arrow & clock from white oaktag and covered it in fuchsia duct tape ($5). made clock arms with black fabric paint
- used fuchsia felt to create eyebrows and other markings he has on his cheeks
- pink costume face paint ($5)
- Round glasses ($10)- Wearing the glasses, I used a dry erase marker to strategically mark the space I needed to keep open for my own eyes to be able to see! I marked up the rest of the space and I painted the eyes on and added rhinestones
Handbag: (need 2 boxes of cereal- $8)
- i took one empty box of frankenberry cereal. i folded and hot glued the flaps in. cut front of another empty box and hot glued it on back of first box so frankenberry would be on both sides. i made felt handles. used pink rhinestones to jazz it up, as well as felt circles that were hot glued along each side. i duct taped the bottom both inside & outside to secure it in order fo rme to hold my valuables inside.
All in all it came out great. I always get nervous that people won't recognize me but I got a handful of "Hey! That's FRANKENBERRY" comments which was neat. I hope General Mills would be proud :-)