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    Star Neat and Cheap costume idea!!

    Last minute idea came to me the day of Halloween. A few years back when my kids were still young enough to go trick or treating I needed a costume idea quick!! Well I came up with a "Box of PopCorn".

    I took an old pizza box (ex-large) and cut it in half. Painted the inside of the box white and red strips (used my sons magic markers) then wrote in black marker - "Pop's Secret" and under that I wrote "Big Popping bag".

    I found some old cardboard from a shoe box, cut that to give it "shoulders", tied the sides together with yellow string. Sprayed the shoulders with spray glue and also sprayed an old hat too. Popped a bag of butter flavored popcorn - the put (glued) the popcorn on the hat and the shoulders of the box. Put some white tights on my son and hung the costume on my him. He looked so adorable!! The best part was when he would go to a door and knocked, When the people would answer the door he would hollar "Pop Pop Pop!!" He is great!!

    Thanks for reading!!

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    That does sound simple enough. Glad to hear your son is such a good sport!!

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    I was fun to make cause we laughed the whole time....he smelled so much like BUTTER !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxonfive View Post
    Last minute idea came to me the day of Halloween. A few years back when my kids were still young enough to go trick or treating I needed a costume idea quick!! Well I came up with a "Box of PopCorn".
    What a totally adorable idea! If you have a photo of him, I would love to add it to the site. Halloween is my Favorite holiday- it's all about spontaneity and having fun. Thanks for sharing!
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    Let me take a look to see where I put them. Thanks Liss!!!
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    Last year, My daughter wanted to be a ballerina, but we didn't have the money to splurge on a new costume. We put her in Pink Sunday school tights... her dance costume (she had gotten for christmas), and for the head, well she decided she would be a bicycle riding ballerina princess, so her tiara was her helmet! We had a free costume, and she loved it. It was such a cute costume that we actually put the picture in the photo calandars we made for everyone for christmas that year.

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    Flutter, that sounds totally adorable too!
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    I try to incorporate home made into all of their costumes

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    That sounds WONDERFUL!! Very ingenious!!! I bet she is gorgeous!!!
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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    I am not arrogant, but yes both my girls are gorgeous! LOL!

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    No your not arrogant - your a proud mother who knows the truth!!!

    I think my three kids are gorgeous too!!!
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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    Liss I couldnt find a picture .... sorry!!!
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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    flutterbye0419, Arrogant not ---- Very proud parent... I have two very handsome young guys that I'm proud of.... And I let them know everyday...
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    that was very sweet of you to say! thanks a bunch! by the way, we spent all of 30 on the two girls for their costume. we have the jeans, vest, shirt, bandanna for maddie's harley baby costume, i had to get her some boots. we have the tank, jean jacket, skirt, belt, and leggings for kenzie, just had to pick up the hannah montanna wig and boots. i thought it was a good deal for 2 complete costumes!

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    Flutterbye

    That is a bargain.....I would love to see pictures of your girls!!!
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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