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Mousetrap Costume

Mousetrap Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Ciara, the 'Mousetrap' costume creator:

Every year I scan through Pinterest photos for inspiration. This year I decided to choose a Mousetrap as my costume. Below are items I used to create my costume:

Mouse Outfit:
Long sleeved Grey shirt
Grey leggings
Grey slippers
Grey Gloves
Pink felt with adhesive
Headband with Pink & Grey felt
Green Bay Packers cheese head
Hot glue gun

2 large foam boards
Light brown acrylic paint
Dark brown acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
Red acrylic paint
Commercial strength adhesive spray
Painters tape
Paint brush (small & large)
Pvc pipes & connectors
Pipe straps
Screws & nuts
Small bolt
Metal spray paint
White rope
Grey straps
Needle & thread

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#1 comment by Breanna October 29, 2016

omg ur so cute

#2 comment by Teresa September 27, 2017

Can you tell me how you attached the straps to the costume?

#3 comment by Ciara September 28, 2017

Hi Teresa,
I measured the straps to fit snug around each arm so they would fall off my shoulders but allowing room for movement. I then looped the straps between the pvc pipe & board. I had someone hold the board while I clasped the straps around my arms.

Another option: I used 2 foam boards and glued them together to hide the screws/nuts holding the pvc pipe to the board since i wanted the pvc to move/provide additional effects. If you do something similar you could cut slits in the board (will be hidden behind your back) and put the straps through there. This way once you glue the second board to the back you won't see it.

Let me know if you have any other questions and i will be more than happy to answer them.

#4 comment by Courtnie Parks October 8, 2017

What is the measurements of pvc pipe

#5 comment by Ciara October 10, 2017

Hi Courtney,
I bought them premeasured (1/2" thick and 2 ft. long) at Home Depot or Lowe's. Typically they're in a stand/bin in the pvc pipe aisle.

#6 comment by Marie Lisbert December 9, 2017

how exactly does the construction hold? Do you have a more detailed description?
Thank you

#7 comment by Ciara December 11, 2017

Hi Marie,
I used heavy duty adhesive spray between the two foam boards that held everything together.

#8 comment by Maribel October 26, 2018

Hello, can you explain more on how you put the pipes onto the board with the screws clasp etc..

#9 comment by Ciara McMichael October 26, 2018

Hi Maribel,

I screwed in the clasps to the foam board. Because i didn't want it to show on the back I added an additional foam board to the back with adhesive spray.

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