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Frankenberry Costume

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Frankenberry Costume

Frankenberry - The Sweetest Cereal Monster in Town!

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Photo #1 - Frankenberry - The Sweetest Cereal Monster in Town! Photo #2 - Frankenberry's designer handbag
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest, and won 9th place in the Favorite Halloween Costume nomination!

A word from Dana, the 'Frankenberry' costume creator:

Growing up in the 80's, breakfast was always a big deal for me. Watching cartoons and eating all kinds of cereal made waking up something to look forward to each day! One of my favorite cereals was Frankenberry. I would indulge in that while my brother would eat Count Chocula. Years later, I find myself making Halloween cotumes that are heavily saturated in 80's nostalgia, and this year it was no different. I wasn't sure how I'd pull it off, but I knew I would transform myself into Frankenberry.

Since I bought the components here & there, it didn't seem like it costed all that much. After calculating everything, however, I must have spent roughly $100 in total. Well worth it to me, as I had so much fun making it (in 8 hrs).


  • Fuchsia long sleeve thermal ($6) & tank top ($5) (luckily, various shades of pink are in this season so it wasn't too much of a challenge to find a top!)
  • Fuchsia yoga pants (1.99 at Good Will!) that my wonderful fashion designer friend turned into leggings so the bottoms would be tapered like his
  • Light pink socks ($4)
  • I happened to have fuchsia colored shoes!
  • Light pink gloves ($5)- I had fabric paint to "manicure" my nails with strawberries on each nail
  • Fake chain link ($7) from Halloween store that I was able to attach to a fuchsia belt I had to create suspenders


  • 2 pink bobbed wigs ($15 each) (I needed to add the hair from one wig to the other so I could create the 2 bumps that he has)
  • pink headband
  • i cut out the arrow & clock from white oaktag and covered it in fuchsia duct tape ($5). made clock arms with black fabric paint
  • used fuchsia felt to create eyebrows and other markings he has on his cheeks
  • pink costume face paint ($5)
  • Round glasses ($10)- Wearing the glasses, I used a dry erase marker to strategically mark the space I needed to keep open for my own eyes to be able to see! I marked up the rest of the space and I painted the eyes on and added rhinestones

Handbag: (need 2 boxes of cereal- $8)

  • i took one empty box of frankenberry cereal. i folded and hot glued the flaps in. cut front of another empty box and hot glued it on back of first box so frankenberry would be on both sides. i made felt handles. used pink rhinestones to jazz it up, as well as felt circles that were hot glued along each side. i duct taped the bottom both inside & outside to secure it in order fo rme to hold my valuables inside.

All in all it came out great. I always get nervous that people won't recognize me but I got a handful of "Hey! That's FRANKENBERRY" comments which was neat. I hope General Mills would be proud :-)

Rating: 4.7 of 5. Votes: 167

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#1 comment by Connor L. November 11, 2011

Now that's an awesome Frankenberry costume right there! Good job

#2 comment by Michelene November 13, 2011

I love it...you did a great job! I can't wait ti see what you come up with for next year.

#3 comment by joedogs November 13, 2011

Cereal for breakfast lunch and dinner. yummy. Do u have any frankenberry cereal bars?

#4 comment by Scott November 14, 2011

i think count chocula & frankenberry would have not been rivals if this is what frankenberry really looked like this! makes me wish frankenberry cereal was available all year round

#5 comment by Lisa November 14, 2011

Omg! How on earth did you come up with Frankenberry, that's so random and creative! I hope you win.

#6 comment by Tiff C. November 14, 2011

Great costume and such and original idea! I love it!

#7 comment by Debbie Smoller November 14, 2011

The most original costume ever........I can't stop looking at it in amazement!

#8 comment by Kip November 14, 2011

This is the sweetest Frankenberry that I ever saw!
I can't wait to see your costume for next year. Keep up the good work!

#9 comment by Cecilia November 14, 2011

Go Frankenberry!!!! Think Pink and WIN!!!
This is an absolutely original costume! You are very talented missy :)

#10 comment by Stella R. November 14, 2011

Rad costume Dana, I envy your talent! I hope you win a great prize for your imaginative costume. Best of luck

#11 comment by Nay November 14, 2011

This is so creative. Who would have thought of bringing Frankenberry to life in 2011? You are the queen of Halloween costumes!

#12 comment by JC November 15, 2011

Like I said before, dress-up playdates at your house anytime!! This is the best and most original costume by far! You deserve to win.

#13 comment by Jen November 15, 2011

Your costume has winner written all over it!!! Halloween is your holiday girl! You better werk that Frankenberry outfit!

#14 comment by Tina November 15, 2011

YAY!!! The best of the cereal monsters! You look MAHvelous!!!! Booberry & Count would be extremely proud!

#15 comment by lynda November 16, 2011

great! what a different idea for a costume, not the usual run of the mill
the colors are wonderful,match prefectly

#16 comment by Randy November 16, 2011

If there was a cereal monster theme park, you'd be one of the characters to take pictures with!!!! Very cool costume. Good luck

#17 comment by FANNY November 16, 2011

Pink is my favorite color and Dana is my favorite name!! Also the hard work it took to put this costume together "shows". It is awesomely creative ,inventive and charming!!

#18 comment by Laurencia November 16, 2011

Wow, Frankenberry, Gold star or originality and revival of a forgotten character. Great costume, Dana!

#19 comment by Lillian November 16, 2011

Love the tiny details of this costume! The bumps on the head, the gloves and the strawberry nails. Awesome

#20 comment by Toni Marie November 16, 2011

Absolutely LOVE IT!! Not only is it amazing but soooo creative!! How did you ever come up with this!! Its one of those characters that is often forgotten!! Great Costume Dana!!

#21 comment by Alex November 16, 2011

I hope no one tried to take a bite of you, you look so sweet! ;) Best costume I've seen this year! Countess Chocula next year?

#22 comment by luisa November 16, 2011

sooo original!! I love it. Reminds of saturday mornings; eating cereal and firghting with my borthers as to who gets to read the back of the cereal box!

#23 comment by Tamiko November 16, 2011

Awww... very cute!! Hope you win! Very impressive you made this yourself! Wow! Good job! I love the eyes! LOL! Very creative!

#24 comment by Jenn November 16, 2011

It's really cool. You're a genius! Love the color. The suspenders idea was creative. I hope you win. Maybe I'll let you make my costume next year.

#25 comment by Mark November 16, 2011

Some creative changes from the traditional Frankenberry design.They all seem to work here. Good job.

#26 comment by Kelsey November 17, 2011

Sexiest Frankenberry I've ever seen. I'm sure you would've made a fine Count Chocula or Booberry as well, LOL!

#27 comment by Alicia November 17, 2011

How creative! I never even remembered about that character and you brought him to life...very nice! I love the eyes & wig too, I'm sure it took a lot of searching

#28 comment by Michelle L. November 17, 2011

I love your costume. My mom never let me eat this cereal as a child, but I finally tried it in college and was HOOKED!! I look forward to Halloween each year so I can get my strawberry sugar fix!

#29 comment by Claudia November 17, 2011

2 thumbs up Mrs Frankenberry! Lol I love pink so this costume is right up my alley! I hope you win, this is not the typical Halloween costume you see around!

#30 comment by Mikelle November 17, 2011

Love, love, love! So original! Who'da thought of Frankenberry? This is so original, and I love that it was all hand made.

#31 comment by Simi November 18, 2011

This is the most creative costume ever!!!! and it was all handmade by the most amazing contestant..... very creativeand ambitious :-)

#32 comment by Tanya November 18, 2011

wow! ur the coolest frankenberry in the land of cereal! too bad ur only around once/yr! good luck on your costume endeavors, can't wait to see what you'll come up with for 2012!

#33 comment by Belia November 18, 2011

Gimme an F! Gimme an R!Gimme an A!
what's that spell????
Frankenberry! Great costume, you look adorable

#34 comment by JP November 18, 2011

Wow! Frankenberry, you did good girl, you did good! Feeling the strawberry groove huh? I love it.I hope you win something for all your creativity!

#35 comment by Ali November 19, 2011

the halloween costume queen kills it once again! when are you gonna become a professional costume maker? u rock! think pink LOL

#36 comment by Mel November 19, 2011

Awesome! Who doesn't love Frankenberry? Fantastic costume!! Next year you have to do Count Chocula. :)

#37 comment by Matilda November 19, 2011

This costume is so creative and so detailed. You can tell a lot of work went into thinking about all of these details. The detailed description and instructions will help others think out of the box for next Halloween. Thank you from Matilda and Jimmy!

#38 comment by Carlos Johnson November 19, 2011

Awesome costume Dana, you always have creative costumes every year.

#39 comment by raqui November 19, 2011

Rock it out like a monsterrr! I love this! I wish I was creative and patient!! Omg my comment too short? I love Frankenberry, this costume rules!

#40 comment by Aura November 19, 2011

Radalicious girlfriend!!!! I can't believe I am seeing this for the first time, you were holding out!! You deserve costume maker of the century award! Once again, you are out of this world! The cereal family would be proud & lucky to have you, lol!!!!

#41 comment by Nicole S. November 20, 2011

Love the thought and creativity put into this costume, right down to the gloves. Frankenberry- what could be yummier!

#42 comment by Danielle G November 20, 2011

I would originally have thought that you'd make a cute Booberry, but seeing how delicate yet still realiztic you made Frankenberry, I see this was the perfect choice! Go Girl!!!

#43 comment by Dara L. November 20, 2011

Great costume Dana! Def showed your creativity and innovative style. You have my vote for sure. Takes me back to when I was a kid and begged my mom for that whole line of cereals.

#44 comment by Alberto November 20, 2011

Love how you made all these materials work together. The gloves with the little strawberry fingernails is super cool as is the purse. You got my vote!!!

#45 comment by Bry November 20, 2011

This is a great costume. You should be closer to the top of the chart in my opinion, but something tells me the judging of this contest isn't fair & square. Nonetheless, I wish you luck Frankenberry, you definitely are the sweetest cereal monster!

#46 comment by Danielle Dopwell November 20, 2011

This costume must win. Total creativity.Gotta Love it! Frankenberry yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmo ! Good Luck Lady.

#47 comment by liss November 20, 2011

You should go into business.....what a great job!The eyes totally make the costume...love it!LOL! You should definitely submit R2 D2 that was awesome too!

#48 comment by J. Parker December 2, 2011

it's the real you; behind your charades.

#49 comment by Christina November 15, 2014

Best costume ever! I love the creativity

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