Dirty Laundry and Washing Machine Halloween Costumes by Stephanie Pearson
Stephanie Pearson said her kids wanted to be a laundry room for Halloween this year, so she crafted an incredible set of DIY Halloween costumes for them! The oldest was the washer, complete with a door that opens, ‘bubbles & soap’, plumbing attachments in back, and a real water feature [a squirt gun suspended inside that sprays through the ‘soap dispenser’]. The middle child was the dryer – her costume features a barrel door (made from a deli tray) with clothes that spin and dryer sheet hair ties! Both the washer and dryer are topped with soap, dryer sheets, and miscellaneous clothing, have labeled control panels with knobs, and plugs in the back. The smallest kid was the laundry basket, full of laundry, clothespins, and stain spray. A detergent cup headband tops off the ensemble.
To make this costume the Pearsons found an old box, cut it in half, and painted it. Once dry, they measured and cut holes out. Next, they gathered bottle caps and deli trays and covered them in tinfoil. They added knobs and laundry tubs to the machines and designed, printed, and added stickers to the control panel. Then, they Velcroed or glued on accessories such as detergent bottles, plugs, plumbing, and added clothing, bubble wrap bubbles, and cellophane soap tubs. Finally, they cut a hole in a laundry basket and added sock suspenders, clothing, and old stain remover & dryer sheet containers. They slit the bottom of a detergent cup and added it to a headband.
HOW TO MAKE THIS COSTUME
Find an old box, cut it in half, and paint it white – proceed to measure and cut out holes once dry.
Gather bottle caps and deli trays and cover them in tinfoil. Add knobs and laundry tubs to the machine. Design, print, and add stickers to the control panel.
Velcro or glue on accessories such as detergent bottles, plugs, plumbing, and added clothing, bubble wrap bubbles and cellophane soap to tubs.
Cut a hole in a laundry basket. Make suspenders out of socks and fill the basket with clothing and old stain remover and dryer sheet containers. Slit the bottom of a detergent cup and add it to a headband.