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Snow Globe Costume (That really snows!)

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Snow Globe Costume (That really snows!)

Finished Snow Globe costume

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Photo #1 - Finished Snow Globe costume Photo #2 - Globe with the lights on Photo #3 - Before adding the details Photo #4 - midway through
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Shanen, the 'Snow Globe' costume creator:

I decided about two days after Halloween that the next year I wanted to be a snow globe. Not just a snow globe, but a functioning snow globe. Lucky for me I was able to combine my craftiness with my husband's electrical engineering brain to make that happen. However, it turned out to be a bit more expensive than planned and it was heavy. Really heavy.

The globe is made out of an industrial street light which we ordered off the internet. We cut a hole in the front so I would be able to get things in and out, and communicate throughout the night. The bottom is made out of plywood and insulator board. I decorated the outside with various Christmas decorations from Hobby Lobby. I spray painted wood letters and glued those to the front to signify where my globe was "from". I also had Christmas lights as an added touch.

The actual function snow part was created from an air mattress pump and fake snow from the craft store. I was able to feed the "snow" in and it sent it up through the tube that gave the snow effect. The globe fit snug around my waist but I also had suspenders (from Home Depot) that helped evenly distribute the weight.

Although I regret it I didn't get a good video of the snow effect, just a few short clips.

Rating: 4.3 of 5. Votes: 42

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#1 comment by Robin rowe September 18, 2014

How much was the globe and web site you got it from its awsome

#2 comment by stacy October 13, 2015

i need help fast!!!!!!!!
can you give me a email or phone number i could call for help on this costume to talk to you.

#3 comment by stacy October 14, 2015

i need help finding the industrial street light

#4 comment by Shanen October 14, 2015

Hi Stacy if you post your email address I can try to help you answer you questions

#5 comment by karen November 4, 2015

where can I get one that is all ready made I don't have time to make one I started a Christmas parade this well be the 3rd year that would be so cool to have something to wear like that.
P.S I don't have a husband to help me LOL

#6 comment by Adrienne December 1, 2015

Yes! Please post the link to where you got the light cover!

#7 comment by bev November 2, 2017

I need help as in finding the light

#8 comment by Mary Gregory November 17, 2017

Could you give me the website where you found the street light

#9 comment by Esti January 17, 2018

Hey! Can you post a link about your industrial dome? Thank you! My email is estiliberow[at]gmail

#10 comment by Sirena September 23, 2018

What is the base made out of? My daughter wants to be a NYC snow globe for Halloween. If you could email me with any guidance I would greatly appreciate it!

#11 comment by Nicole October 13, 2018

Hi can I please have the website where you purchased the industrial light, thank you.

#12 comment by Ms. Laura November 23, 2018

Not sure why no one posted the website here?

Thinking it'd be great for an ugly sweater party and contest! :-)

I was going to make my own but my illness relapsed and now on a 24/7 Cardiac Event Monitoring Telemetry unable to drive... so not sure I'll have the strength or means to DIY.

Can someone please share the website with me? Please text msg me the link/site (920)277-9118.

I found other Merchants who make 'em but like to compare prices.


#13 comment by Jo January 6, 2019

Can I have website for the light? Thank you!

#14 comment by Efrat January 11, 2020

Can you Please share where you bought the Street light ball from?

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