The easiest way to guarantee yourself a kiss on Halloween night? Turn yourself into one, of course! This costume is easy to make, easy to wear, and guaranteed to make your sweetest little thing all the sweeter on All Candies' Eve.
Things You'll Need
- 2 pool noodles
- Silver duct tape
- 1 1/2 yards of silver spandex fabric
- Hot glue gun
- Pillow stuffing
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- 2 yards of 1/2-inch ribbon
- Safety pin
- Scrap piece of cardboard
2 feet of 2 1/2-inch white ribbon
- Turquoise fabric pen
- Letter stencils in block letters
- Grey or silver headband
- Silver shoes
This costume fits a size 3 child. Additional pool noodles can be taped together for larger costume wearers, and you can adjust the amount of fabric accordingly.
Step 1: Form Loops With the Pool Noodles
Take two pool noodles and cut one 4 inches shorter than the other. Duct tape each noodle together end to end, forming a loop with each noodle.
Step 2: Stack the Noodles
Stack the smaller noodle on top of the larger one and tape them together.
Step 3: Line the Inside With Tape
Add a line of tape to the inside of your bigger noodle. This will prevent the hot glue from melting the pool noodle. Any tape color will do, as it will not be showing.
Step 4: Wrap and Glue Fabric to the Noodles
Wrap one end of the silver spandex fabric around the two noodles, overlapping it a little bit. Hot glue the bottom edge of the fabric to the duct tape line inside the noodle.
Step 5: Add a Ring of Stuffing
To give the costume the famous Hershey's Kiss shape, add an even ring of pillow stuffing between the outside of the pool noodles and the inside of the fabric.
Step 6: Close the Back Seam
Hot glue or sew together the back seam of the fabric all the way to the top. It should now be a fabric tube that is open on both ends.
Step 7: Trim the Top
Measure your child from shoulders to ankles to determine the proper length of the costume. Trim any excess silver spandex fabric off the top, leaving an extra 1 1/2 inches for the drawstring.
Step 8: Create a Drawstring Closure at the Top
Fold over the top of the fabric 1 1/2 inches and sew along the raw edge to create a channel for a drawstring closure, leaving an opening at the back. Add a safety pin to one end of your 1/2-inch ribbon and feed it through the opening in the drawstring channel. Continue to pull it through the channel until you have both ribbon ends sticking out of the channel. Remove the safety pin.
Step 9: Make the Armholes
Try the costume on the child to determine where the armholes should go. Take the costume off and cut out 3- to 4-inch holes for the arms to go through.
Step 10: Make a Cardboard Hershey's Kiss Hat
Cut a 6 1/2-inch Hershey's Kiss shape out of cardboard, essentially a triangle with rounded corners. Wrap the cardboard with silver duct tape in a bottom-to-top angled direction, as if it were being twisted at the top. Allow wrinkles to form as you wrap the tape, resembling foil.
Step 11: Make the "Kisses" Label
Make the label that comes out of the top of the kiss by stenciling the word "kisses" on the 2 1/2-inch white ribbon that measures 2 feet long. Use block letter stencils and a turquoise fabric marker.
Step 12: Tape the Ribbon to the Hat
Tape the ribbon to the back of the hat using silver duct tape.
Step 13: Tape the Hat to the Headband
Tape the silver kiss hat to the front of the headband using more silver duct tape.
Have your child step into the costume, putting his/her arms through the armholes, and then pull the drawstring taut at the top and tie it into a knot. Garnish the costume with the adorable hat, and your little one is ready for trick or treating.