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Candy Vending Machine Costume

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Candy Vending Machine Costume

Candy Vending Machine!

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Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Nyomi, the 'Candy Vending Machine' costume creator:

I made my 10 year old son a candy machine! He wanted to be a claw machine, but we ended up with a vending machine! It cost around $10 to make. It was time consuming. I took a large box, cut the top flaps off, flipped it over, and cut a hole in the center. I then got a smaller box, and cut it's size out of the center of the bigger box. Next we painted it black. I then lined up various candy bars and glued them into the smaller box with a glue gun. I then cut a silver slinky and wrapped it partially around the bottom of the candy to look like it would be next to be pushed out. Next I used price tag stickers to mark the code for each snack. I finished up with adding the dollar bill insert, change retrieval, and snack retrieval made of scrap cardboard and tin foil!

Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 57

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#1 comment by Tracy Rapin November 3, 2013

Hi! Wondering where you got your idea from. We have the EXACT idea and also have a claw machine idea that we did too, about 2 years ago. I'll send you some photos to see.

#2 comment by Nyomi November 6, 2013

My sister-in-law works a vending machine route. We were just brainstorming, and came up with this.

#3 comment by mary ann paddock November 6, 2013

So very creative.....glad to see homemade costumes....

#4 comment by Jennifer Hicks November 8, 2013

Great job!

#5 comment by erika hagn October 14, 2014

my son love it.Thanks for the created idea

#6 comment by Celeste November 15, 2014

Love it! Where can I buy this?

#7 comment by Brooke Wasson October 15, 2016

Did you use a clear plastic cover in the front opening? If so what did you use ?

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