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Creative brainstorming needed (Halloween costume!)

Posted by sharon_fl (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 18, 09 at 18:55

I can't believe I'm already thinking of a costume already but it'll be here before I know it.
I have my idea all ready-now HOW to do it! I have been all over the internet searching for a lightweight, styrofoam or plastic barrel. It has to be open at both ends & big enough to get my size 10 body inside and rest on my shoulders.
I will cut out armholes in the barrel & many other smaller holes all over the barrel. I have most of the costume parts located-mask, hands &'s a MONKEY!! I will be sticking all kinds of stuffed monkeys hanging out of the holes in the barrel as well as up around the head opening. I plan on getting a bunch of plastic bananas to place on my head. I will be carrying a sign that says" I'm More Fun Than A Barrel of Monkeys!!!"
OK-that's the plan...any ideas how to make the barrel form or where to buy one like I need? Not the rain barrel shape-the one that loks like a wine barrel.
All ideas appreciated!

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RE: Creative brainstorming needed (Halloween costume!)

what about those plastic barrels that those big hard pretzels come in?? don't know if they would be big enough or not. Maybe just "wear" the barrel and not cut arms through it. Make suspenders that go over your shoulders to 'hang' the barrel from? Just a few thoughts. Good luck!!

RE: Creative brainstorming needed (Halloween costume!)

Thanks for the idea, luckily..a gal over at the Kitchen Table...linked me to an actual barrel costume..hopefully I can order it tomorrow. Much appreciate your suggestion!

RE: Creative brainstorming needed (Halloween costume!)

Oh good! I'm glad you got the help you needed!

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