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Frozen Marshmallow Costume

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Frozen Marshmallow Costume

Frozen Marshmallow Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for men entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest, and won 3rd place in the Coolest Adult Costume nomination!

A word from Michael, the 'Frozen Marshmallow' costume creator:

This year I decided not to be the dad that just stands on the sidewalk watching while my girls have fun. Since my three girls and their mommy chose to be either Elsa or Anna from the Disney movie Frozen, I thought it would be a good idea for me to be their guardian, "Marshmallow." After looking for a costume and having no luck, the girls were excited to help daddy design and build the snow monster.

For this project we used cardboard to come up with the basic frame and shape. Then we used paper mâché to cover the frame followed by spray foam and quilt batting. The head is constructed using a hard hat covered with spray foam, mesh screen to look out of the mouth, springs and a chin strap so that the jaw moves as I talk. The arms are made of 4" PVC pipes that my hands slide into where I can control the movement of the fingers with strings, bungee cords and rings. The fingers are vacuum molded plastic, as well as the teeth and spikes. We finally added LED lights to give the eyes, icicle fingers and spikes the desired glow. I also added a fan with a dual purpose. With the use of tubing and a homemade bubble solution, the fan helps blow "snow" from the monster’s back. The fan also helps to keep the inside of the costume somewhat ventilated and cool. The costume cost me about $60.00. I did however used a lot of things around the house.

The reaction that I have received so far has been great. "WOW," "That's amazing," "Did you really make that," are just a few of the responses I've heard! People also wonder how long it took me to make it, which was about 3 months off and on (when I wasn't taking care of my children and working my full-time job). I have also had several people inquire as to whether I plan to make visits to children's birthday parties since Frozen is so popular.

This project was fun and exciting! I enjoyed having my three little girls (and wife) help. It was a bit of a challenge to make some of their ideas come to life, but I did not want to disappoint them. Therefore, we ended up with something much greater than I expected. I cannot wait to see what they will dream up next!

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#1 comment by lauren October 19, 2014

Best costume ever!!! I bet the girls are so excited. Five stars!

#2 comment by Michael October 20, 2014

The girls really do love it. They invite everyone they see to trick or treat with us so they can see marshmallow.

#3 comment by Tasha October 24, 2014

Sweet way to go

#4 comment by Brenda November 7, 2014

I need this costume .. Are you going to sell it?! Please contact me if you will ;) .. I love it

#5 comment by Mike November 7, 2014

Thank you for the appreciation of my work. I built it for my girls but It has generated quite a bit of interest. Im currently accepting offers and evaluating whether it's worth selling.
Thanks you,mike

#6 comment by B r e n d a November 17, 2014

Well please contact me asap espinozadavid0804 at yahoo dot com tell me how much .. Thank you

#7 comment by Tammy February 2, 2015

I want to buy it for my husband!

#8 comment by D. G. Speirs March 11, 2015

Mike, could you please contact me at dgspeirs at dgspeirs dot com. I have some build questions that I would like to ask you about. Thanks.

#9 comment by Heather May 12, 2015

Using quilt batting for the snowy look was absolutely brilliant! I commend you for your cleverness.

#10 comment by Kyrstan May 26, 2015

I will pay you $130 for this costume! Email me if you would be willing to sell snowflakeentertainment[at]yahoo.com

#11 comment by Catherine September 18, 2015

Me too! Interested to buy!! Penguin121[at]gmail dot com

#12 comment by mike September 18, 2015

never thought this thing would be such a big hit. this costumes has traveled alot and is currently travel with the book fair in florida. so it's not for sale yet.
thanks for all the interest and comments.

#13 comment by Derrick September 27, 2015

I wanted to know I you would consider fabricating one and If so how much would you charge. I would love to dress up as Marshmallow for my little girl and she's going to be olaf this halloween.

#14 comment by Dima October 29, 2015

INSANE!!! This guy deserve the win!!!

#15 comment by Mosslih August 20, 2016

This is awesome and my two year olds favorite character. Could you possibly email me if you'd be interested in making one for him and the costs for material and labor please. Tekitha1226[at]aol.com

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