How to Make a Pinocchio Costume

Pinocchio is a beloved children's character that can inspire a great Halloween costume. You can easily make a Pinocchio costume for yourself or your child with no sewing involved. Constructing the false nose is a simple craft project, while the rest of the costume can be cheaply purchased at any thrift or discount store.

Things You'll Need

  • Long, skinny balloon
  • Papier mache
  • Paint
  • Latex glue
  • Elastic
  • Hole punch
  • Black wig
  • Clothing

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Make the most important part of the costume: the nose. Inflate a long, thin balloon to about 6 inches long.

Cover the balloon with paper mache, leaving the tied end of the balloon uncovered. Allow to dry completely before slowly letting the air out of the balloon.

Paint the nose with flesh-colored paint and allow to dry. Use a hole punch and make two holes near the open edge. When you wear the nose, these holes will be at the bottom and help you breathe more easily.

Attach the nose with latex adhesive over your own nose. Alternatively, attach flesh-colored elastic on each side of the nose and wrap it around your head.

Put on a black wig and trim it into a short but shaggy cut.

Assemble the rest of the outfit from your closet or a thrift store. You will need brightly-colored shorts (preferably red), suspenders, a button-down short-sleeved shirt, white gloves and white knee-high socks. Tie a wide blue ribbon into a floppy bowtie around your neck. Add a fedora hat to top it all off.


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