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Snow Globe Costume (That really snows!)

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Snow Globe Costume (That really snows!)

Finished Snow Globe costume

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Photo #1 - Finished Snow Globe costume Photo #2 - Globe with the lights on Photo #3 - Before adding the details Photo #4 - midway through
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Shanen, the 'Snow Globe' costume creator:

I decided about two days after Halloween that the next year I wanted to be a snow globe. Not just a snow globe, but a functioning snow globe. Lucky for me I was able to combine my craftiness with my husband's electrical engineering brain to make that happen. However, it turned out to be a bit more expensive than planned and it was heavy. Really heavy.

The globe is made out of an industrial street light which we ordered off the internet. We cut a hole in the front so I would be able to get things in and out, and communicate throughout the night. The bottom is made out of plywood and insulator board. I decorated the outside with various Christmas decorations from Hobby Lobby. I spray painted wood letters and glued those to the front to signify where my globe was "from". I also had Christmas lights as an added touch.

The actual function snow part was created from an air mattress pump and fake snow from the craft store. I was able to feed the "snow" in and it sent it up through the tube that gave the snow effect. The globe fit snug around my waist but I also had suspenders (from Home Depot) that helped evenly distribute the weight.

Although I regret it I didn't get a good video of the snow effect, just a few short clips.

Rating: 4.4 of 5. Votes: 39

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#1 comment by Robin rowe September 18, 2014

How much was the globe and web site you got it from its awsome

#2 comment by stacy October 13, 2015

i need help fast!!!!!!!!
can you give me a email or phone number i could call for help on this costume to talk to you.

#3 comment by stacy October 14, 2015

i need help finding the industrial street light

#4 comment by Shanen October 14, 2015

Hi Stacy if you post your email address I can try to help you answer you questions

#5 comment by karen November 4, 2015

where can I get one that is all ready made I don't have time to make one I started a Christmas parade this well be the 3rd year that would be so cool to have something to wear like that.
P.S I don't have a husband to help me LOL

#6 comment by Adrienne December 1, 2015

Yes! Please post the link to where you got the light cover!

#7 comment by bev November 2, 2017

I need help as in finding the light

#8 comment by Mary Gregory November 17, 2017

Could you give me the website where you found the street light

#9 comment by Esti January 17, 2018

Hey! Can you post a link about your industrial dome? Thank you! My email is estiliberow[at]gmail

#10 comment by Sirena September 23, 2018

What is the base made out of? My daughter wants to be a NYC snow globe for Halloween. If you could email me with any guidance I would greatly appreciate it!

#11 comment by Nicole October 13, 2018

Hi can I please have the website where you purchased the industrial light, thank you.

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