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Mila's Claw Costume

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Mila's Claw Costume

Mila's Claw Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Babies
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for babies entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Amanda, the 'Mila's Claw' costume creator:

My boyfriend and I have two amazing kids, a five year old boy and a 10 month old girl! We are long time arcade and claw machine lovers! We wanted to incorporate our daughters stroller in with her costume since she can't walk yet of course. This was the PERFECT plan and it sort of all came together easier than we thought. We used cardboard and four pvc pipes for the main structure and foil for the hanging claw. And LOTS of duct tape! Lots! We first made the frame for the front by cutting two cardboard pieces 31"x4.5" and attached the pvc pipes to them with duct tape. We taped it to the stroller tray by cutting a slit and duct taping. We used the other two pvc pipes and attached those to the sides of the stroller just below the handle and used them to hold the frame up. And then duct taped some more. Once these pieces are up it is MUCH easier than you're thinking at this point. We spray painted the card board and got everything together. We decided to get poster board and spray painted it black to get a more shiny look and cover the obvious mounds of duct tape and hot glued it around the structure for the final touches. We also used clear wrapping paper for the front "glass." We pulled everything around to the sides and left the back open so we could get Mila in and out with ease. For the joystick, we used a box we had and poked a hole in it and added a screw driver that actually moves around. With some final touches we added a sparkling gold "prize" shoot, the quarter slots, and added $1 next to those on red. We threw on some gold stars and the title at the top to match everything! Lastly, get your little one a cute stuffed animal type costume (we chose a bunny) and add a bunch of stuffed animals inside and boom! We grabbed the boxes from a place near our house so those were free, we already had the spray paint and all the stuffed animals. We primarily spent the most money on the details and found her bunny costume from a person on a Facebook page for $4! We spent in total about $25. We are obsessed with this creation and so happy with the final product! We will keep this up for a while!

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#1 comment by Tamera Wise November 1, 2016


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