Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hey Cupcake!

This is my daughter Ashley in her cupcake costume we finished up tonight. She saw a picture online so we tried to copy it but I think ours has better "sprinkles".

She's not wearing these gray pants with her costume but I was afraid if I didn't get a picture of her tonight, I wouldn't get one.
So if you decide to make yourself a cupcake for Halloween someday, we used 4 sheets of poster board and folded it every 2" accordian style and then glued the sheets together. We used 1" elastic to add straps for over the shoulder because that's what we had on hand. The "frosting" is polyester stuffing that we glued and pinned onto a white shirt. The "sprinkles" are these styrofoam crafty things I found at Joann's called Magic Nuudles. They are so cool. I thought they were just styrofoam pieces for crafting but according to the directions, you can dampen an edge, and stick pieces together to make all kinds of fun stuff. I guess we'll have to play with them later because tonight they were giant cupcake sprinkles. :o)

You can't really see it but we wrapped a piece of foam with brown fabric for the "cake". Ashley thought she should have cake in her cup (hehe) And it was a good idea because it kind of covers up where her cup ends and her frosting begins.

Did you notice her slippers? At least her feet will be comfy.

8 comments:

Angela said...

hahahahaha that is adorable. You ladies were very clever.

Conni said...

Great idea!! Love the slippers.

BlankDaze said...

This is super cute!!! So what is Dave going as? Love it though :D

Barb said...

Cute!!

peggy said...

cute costume Liz....
You are very creative!!
Peggy

greetingarts said...

Hysterical! What smart cookies (er, I mean cupcakes, of course) you two are.

Kris said...

That's awesome! I love it! Now I'm hungry!!

Laura-IH said...

That is adorable! You are so creative! (I want to play with the Nuudles, too!) ; )