Friday, July 8, 2016

How to make a Sesame Street Elmo 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, Elmo, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch. To make a one-of-kind Elmo costume, supplies needed include:

elmo sesame street halloween costume costumes idea 6' long feather boa
Red hoodie sweatshirt
2 foam balls
Black and orange felt
- Safety pins
Hot glue sticks & glue gun
- Black or gray 
- Black shoes
Elmo character t-shirt
- Scissors
- Soup 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. For those less crafty folks, complete Sesame Street character costumes are available on

To create the Elmo character, start by laying the red 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). Cut an oval shape out of orange felt and glue to top of hood (do not glue to feathers).

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Dress in black sweatpants, black shoes, and character tee. Put on hooded jacket and lift hood up. To accessorize the costume even more, one can write “Tickle Me” on the back of the hooded sweatshirt or carry a trick or treat candy bag with the saying on it.

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