Tuesday, October 26, 2010

GET YOUR CRAFT ON: Double Rainbow Guy Costume

Double Rainbow Halloween Costume

I thought I would share this costume I whipped up for Hubs for a Halloween party we went to recently.  The materials were super cheap and it only took me about an hour or two to throw together.  I started off with one of his white undershirts and a tie-dye kit I got at Wally World for about $8-$10.  The kit had a couple of pictures with instructions so I went with the "Swirl" method.  You basically take the center of the shirt, pinch it, and twist the shirt into a flat spiral.  Then you take 3 rubberbands and wrap them around the shirt to create 6 sections.  The kit came with a few colors of dye, but I chose to stick with the yellow, red, and blue and alternate the sections of color...
Double Rainbow Halloween Costume

Double Rainbow Halloween Costume

Next came the double rainbow part of the costume.  I found a plastic headband with springs and bats for a mere $2 (if you can't find a headband like this I'm sure you could use a plain one and just hot glue springs or wire to the top).  I took off the fur and the bats, leaving the plain headband and springs.  Then I cut two "U" shapes for the rainbows out of solid white stiff felt.  I also cut out 4 cloud shapes.  I painted bands of red, yellow, and blue onto the rainbows, and then sandwiched them in between the clouds and springs (2 clouds on the front, and 2 clouds on back to hide the springs)...

Double Rainbow Halloween Costume

Hubs threw on his Rasta-man wig and a pair of Glow-in-the-Dark glasses (that were later hijacked by his brother) and we were off to the party!  Party was amazing BTW- everything was Alice in Wonderland themed and completely over the top!  I might have pictures of that later to show...  So what are you guys going to be for Halloween???
Double Rainbow Halloween Costume

...and I'm sure most of you have seen these videos floating around the internet, but just in case you haven't and have no idea who the Double Rainbow Guy is, here is what started it all (the remix is priceless)...


5 comments:

khristian a. howell said...

yeah, that's awesome.

painted. said...

Hu-larious! Trent & I just tripped out over this for about five minuets.

JD said...

Ha! This is WAY easier than my actual double rainbow costume. I shall send a pic when I'm done :)

Genevieve Gail said...

I would love to see it, JD!!!

Missy said...

Oh AWESOME costumes! Did not see you downtown! But I looked!