Honey Smacks "Dig 'Em Frog" Costume
'Dig 'Em Frog'
|Costume type:||Costumes for Adults|
This homemade costume for adults entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Kristen, the 'Honey Smacks Dig 'Em Frog' costume creator:
Each year I spend months thinking of what to be for Halloween. Since I make my costume each year I have to really think of ideas that I know are realistic to make without spending a ton of money on making the costume. I try to come up with costumes that are recognizable and/or nostalgic to my family and friends. This year after contemplating several costumes I came up with the idea to be the Honey Smacks Frog "Dig'em Frog". This was cereal that I loved as a kid and ate all the time with my family so I figured it would be a great costume for 2016.
The items that I used were free boxes from the Post Office, felt and other fabric materials, spray glue, hot glue gun, googly eyes, paint/puff paint, nylons, personal clothing ribbon, glitter stickers and reused a old costume hat, cartoon gloves and costume shoes. I used the boxes to frame the costume & cut out the front and back shape of the head and then covered all of it with green fabric using spray glue. I used extra cardboard from the boxes to create the nose and also covered that in green fabric. I then used the different colored felt fabric to create the mouth, tongue, and details on the nose and eyes. Once I had it all laid out I used a hot glue gun to secure everything together. I then cut out a small hole in the mouth and covered it with black nylon so I was able to see out of the costume when it was on. To finish off the head I glued the googly eyes onto the costume and then outlined the edges, eyes, nose, mouth and tongue with matching puff paint for added details. I painted both the reused hat and shoes to match the blue of the Dig'em Frog costume. I used my own personal jeans, green long sleeved shirt, and green short-sleeved shirt. I glued a blue ribbon with the glitter gold stickers to the outer-layered shirt to spell out the words Dig'em. To finish off the costume I had painted the cartoon gloves green To finish off the costume I had painted the cartoon gloves green and used a styrofoam bowl with real Honey Smacks in it for some added details.
I have been making my own Halloween costumes since 2004. Each year I receive text messages, social media messages, and even people asking me in person constantly what I plan to be for Halloween. I keep it a secret every year and only reveal it on either Halloween night or before if there is a Halloween party before the night of Halloween. This years costume was a huge hit amongst both adults and kids. I even had kids asking me for the left over Honey Smacks. This year I had over a hundred likes on my social media pages for my costume design with a lot of praise on my creativity.