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Jenny, the Last Penny Costume

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Jenny, the Last Penny Costume

Jenny, the last penny

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Photo #1 - Jenny, the last penny Photo #2 - RIP penny 1858-2012
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Jenny, the 'Jenny, the Last Penny' costume creator:

This is my costume for 2013. I don't remember what made me think of it, but after researching it online, I was sold.
I figured somebody had to pay homage to the Canadian penny!
Making the costume was not too difficult:

1. I cut a giant circle out from a large piece of cardboard.

2. Letters were made using foam board. The border was made with yarn. Real leaves were used for the leaf side of the coin. Everything was glued down with craft glue.

3. I painted both sides of the board with a bronze spray paint.

4. I spray-painted an old shirt, pearls, and crown. I used brown face paint and a bronzer for my face.

5. I used my yard to attach the penny to my back.

Rating: 5.0 of 5. Votes: 14

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#1 comment by Crystal January 1, 2014

do you have to turn your head side ways all the time?

#2 comment by janae October 17, 2014

did you turn your head at all?

thanks for the reply that I am waiting for.

#3 comment by Yesenia October 20, 2014

What do you mean I used my yard to attach to my back. How do you attach the cardboard to your back?

#4 comment by Faith November 19, 2014

Very clever! Love it!

#5 comment by Jenny October 30, 2019

Creator of the costume here. Sorry for the super delayed response.

I did not have to keep my head turned all day. I only turned it for photos.

Typo: I used the YARN (not yard) to secure the penny to my back. I simply poked some holes in the penny, laced the yarn through, and tied it around myself. You can see the yarn in this picture of you look closely. I probably could have come up with a better system, but this costume was made on a time crunch.

Happy Halloween!

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