I used yoga balls as a mold for the paper mache heads. Once I put many layers of paper mache I then painted on the base skin color with spray paint and did the rest with poster paint. Then I sprayed it with a varnish to keep the paint from bleeding. For my hair, I used two small brooms that made my pig tails. For his hair, I made many yarn tassels and taped them in place.
I did not have quite enough time to put enough layers of paper mache on so it would be sturdy on its own so I had to keep the ball inside (instead of deflating it and making eye holes through the mouth). I added a ring of card board around the the bottom which created a longer neck and cut a rectangle hole into the cardboard to use as an eye hole.
On our first night out wearing these we went to a Halloween skating party where we won a prize for our outrageous costumes. The next night we went out trick or treating and got many compliments, such as "Those are the best costumes I have seen tonight." They were well worth the work and will come in handy in our kids show.
I encourage anyone who has the time to make a bobble head for their costume next year, it was a lot of fun and it is always nice to see someone who worked hard on their costume.
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We made some bobble-heads of ourselves this year too! Ours sat on hardhats with home-made springs so that they would actually bobble. They were heavy though!
Those are great costumes!!! I really like that idea a lot! I love dressing up for Halloween, and when I dress up, I try to go all the way instead of just "throwing a cape around my shoulders," as I've heard from people before, I love dressing up, and those are really awesome costumes!! Good job!
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