Monday, July 18, 2016

How to make an Oscar the Grouch Halloween costume

Popular Halloween costumes for children and adults alike include those from the popular educational PBS television program, Sesame Street. Sesame Street characters include: Big Bird, ElmoCookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch. To make a unique homemade costume of one of these television characters, you will need the following:

oscar the grouch halloween costume costumes idea 6' dark green feather boa
Colored hoodie sweatshirt
2" styrofoam balls
Black felt
- Safety pins
Hot glue sticks and glue gun
- Black or gray 
- Black shoes
Oscar the Grouch character face tee shirt
- Scissors
Brown Darice craft fur deluxe (eyebrows)
- Soup or bottle can for circular tracing

To save money on the supplies, search your own closet or local thrift stores for the character T-Shirt, shoes, sweatpants and hooded sweatshirt.

To create the Oscar the Grouch character, start by laying the 
green feather boa across the top of the hood. Then, carefully pin the boa to the outside of the hood, concealing the safety pin under the boa and poking the pin through the rope of the boa. Pin liberally, especially around the face to keep the feathers from falling in front the face. Pin the entire boa to the outside of the hood. Use a circular shape from a soup can or bottle to trace two circles on to black felt. Cut out the circles and glue them on to the foam balls. Glue the foam balls to the top of the hood (do not glue to feathers). Carefully cut a strip of the darice fur and then cut it in half. Lay the fur strips over the top of the foam eyes creating a unibrow. Hot glue the fur strips to the top of the eyes.

Dress in black sweatpants, black shoes, character tee. Put on hooded jacket and lift hood up. For the trick or treat candy bag, carry a black garbage bag or small 
metal tin bucket.

To accessorize the costume even more, add a 
metal garbage can around the waist. For safety, cut the metal can in half, then remove the bottom of the can. Place the metal lid on top of the hoodie.

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