Mouse Trap Costume
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Jersey Mousetrap Costume
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This homemade costume for babies entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Gina, the 'Mouse Trap' costume creator:
Jersey Lyn just turned 1 year-old in 2014, so we wanted her Halloween to be special this year. My sister had a mouse costume laying around that would fit Jersey perfectly, but we really wanted something more elaborate. My brother had the idea to build a mousetrap mounted to a wagon to pull her around. So when we picked up the mouse costume, we asked my sister if we could also borrow her wagon.
My husband, with the help of some friends and his dad, built a wooden frame with a platform that fit perfectly into the wagon where the rails had been attached. They cut a hole for Jersey to sit in, painted it to look like a 'mousetrap', and added a black skirt to cover the wagon. Then we had a welder friend help bend the metal, with a metal spring from a garage door so it looks real.
We took Jersey to the Anoka County parade and at least 30 people stopped us to take her photo. She also collected a half-pumpkin full of candy with her big brother Chase walking around the neighborhood, while I pulled her up and down every driveway in the wagon.