Then he said he WAS NOT going to be a fireman! Ok, now what?
I asked what he thought about a skeleton and then his face lit up with excitement.
I had an idea that was going to make this the easiest costume for Mama to make.
I already had all the supplies I needed.
Black pants and a black T-shirt. Already had those items in the dresser.
A sheet of craft foam. Had a large enough piece left from a previous project. (ok, so I’m part pack-rat)
White(ish) contact paper. I had some left from lining dresser drawers and I had used this same stuff when I did the ceiling fan makeover in our bedroom. It looks a little like white/gray marble when you see the whole sheet but cut up I thought it would be perfect as a dirty bone.
I used my seam ripper to remove the pocket from the T-shirt.
I made some rough sketches of bones to use as a pattern. I first cut them out of paper and then traced them onto the back of the contact paper.
It took a little time to cut out all the bones but I sat on the living room floor and watched Jailhouse Rock while I tinkered away at the costume.
I used google images to find the outline of a skull and then traced that onto the craft foam. I cut out the eyes, nose holes and a slit for the mouth and then used a marker to draw in some details. All that is left, is to staple a piece of elastic on and the mask is all done.
I had some gloves that I found last year that have bones on them but you could use the same technique as the rest of the body if you want to. The best part is that I can peel the contact paper off after Halloween and use the pants and T-shirt again.