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

Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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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