Louise and Kuchi Kopi Costume
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Kuchi Kopi and Louise
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This homemade costume for couples entered our 2018 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Kia, the 'Louise and Kuchi Kopi' costume creator:
This costume was created by my boyfriend and I to replicate our favorite on screen pair, Louise and Kuchi Kopi. These characters come from our favorite show Bobs Burgers. Louise is a spunky 9 year old with a knack for mischief and Kuchi is her trusty nightlight. One night while watching the show we discovered that this would be the perfect Halloween costume. So we got to work. The first step was assembling clothing for Louise. We found a flattering green dress and bought her ears at a local Halloween store. To make it extra special though I wanted to recreate her school backpack. I did this by finding a similar shaped bag and a purple bear. Using some simple sewing I attached the teddy bear legs, arms, and ears to the bag. The costume was complet with some plain black flats. Next we had to tackle the harder half of the costume. We figured out that we could papier-mache the body of the Kuchi Kopi. We bought large 36 inch ballons for around $6. We gathered free newspapers from around the community. With a mixture of flour and water we spent days building up the body then carefully cut the ballons out and added the correct holes for arms and legs. Next we spray painted with florescent green and glow paint ($17). A stop at Walmart got us our last supplies. We picked up 2 one yard swatches of white fabric ($2). And a pair of black panty hose ($1). I formed arms by pinning fabric around a water bottle and sewing it to create a round shape. Then using the leftover fluff from the teddy bear I stuffed the arms and used hot glue to attach them to the body. Lastly I cut out holes for the eyes. I cut open one of the stockings and stretched it to create a screen. I hot glued it to the inside of the head so he could look out while walking. Finally, I cut out eyes from the fabric and hot glued them on to complete the look. This was so much fun to craft and I encourage anyone to try to make their vision real as well. Keep in mind when you attempt this that it will fail sometimes. I bought 6 ballons and used all of them (failed attempts). I really hope everyone enjoys the costume.