How to Make a Jelly Bean Costume

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If you're struggling to come up with a last-minute Halloween costume, or you just want to do something creative that everyone won't be doing this year, make yourself a DIY jelly bean costume. This cute bag of jelly beans costume takes only minutes to put together, and it looks just precious. Kids will love dressing up for Halloween as a bag of colorful jelly beans, and they may even take home a costume contest prize.

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Things You'll Need

  • Large, clear plastic bag or clear trash bag

  • Scissors

  • Variety of colorful balloons

  • Tape

  • Colorful ribbon

  • Card or construction paper to use as label

  • Pen or marker

Cut the Plastic Bag

Hold a large, clear plastic bag up to your body. Cut holes out with the scissors where your arms and legs will stick out.

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Step into the Bag

Step into the bag and put your arms and legs into the holes you created.

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Add Your Balloons!

Place blown-up colorful balloons into the bag to look like a bag of jelly beans. Gauge how many balloons you want in the bag. You don't want to be uncomfortable, but it should look full.

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Tape the Bag in Place

Gather the bag around your shoulders, using tape if necessary to hold it together.

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Add the Ribbon

Take the ribbon and tie it around the plastic bag to look like the top of a jelly bean bag.

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Add Your Label

Add a label to the outside of the bag using construction paper, markers and tape if you desire. Draw a brand name on the paper, or create your own brand such as "Sue's Jelly Beans."

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There you have it! This DIY Halloween costume is a simple homemade costume idea that'll be sure to satisfy the sweet tooth of your friends and neighbors. Cosplaying in this candy costume will be a hit at your next Halloween party, and you could pair it with a Jelly Belly T-shirt or accessory for added sweetness. If you make this costume for your child, make sure they don't end up in a fellow trick-or-treater's bag of goodies!

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