|Costume type:||Costumes for Families|
This homemade costume for families entered our 2020 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Heather, the '#2020' costume creator:
All of our costumes were inspired by the crazy year we have had in 2020. We have some coveted toilet paper.... He's down to the last few sheets....will we be able to find some to replenish the household's supply?
We have some sanitizer. Another highly popular 2020 item. Everyone wants that name brand sanitizer and not the cheap, stinky stuff they squirt on you before entering a store.
We have a CDC employee--another 2020 sight. He's haz mat suited up and ready to swab.
And we have a Zoom call. We are on Zoom ALL the time so this was a familiar sight for us and I just HAD to. When you're on a zoom call, often no one sees the bottom half anyway. So it's business on the top and comfy for the bottom half. Pajama pants for the win!
These are all iconic 2020 items and we needed #2020 to be our costume theme this year.
Also, there is a key secret covid-safety feature to the kids' costumes. The kids can't touch their faces when they are wearing these costumes. So no spreading germs into their bodies while trick or treating.
For the toilet paper roll, I molded a big piece of cardboard into a roll, and then cut a hole for my son's body and head to go through. I then laid it flat and placed a piece of project foam on top. I marked the hole openings on the foam and then cut those holes. I glued the foam onto the cardboard and then rolled it and secured it with duct tape and hot glue. Once dry, I placed an old sheet on top and let it drape over the back. For my daughter's costume (Purell) I used a lot of cardboard to shape it into a bottle. The pump requires several cut outs of cardboard as well, all secured by hot glue. Finally, I spray painted it all white and then placed the printed purell logo on the front. I created straps inside so the costume could rest on her shoulders. My husband's costume was the easiest. We just used painter's coveralls from home depot and already and the goggles, mask and gloves at home. And the Zoom call was easy as well. Just a piece of cardboard, painted black. I made all of the labels for it on our computer. Spending a lot of time on Zoom, this one was pretty easy to create.