Six Halloween costumes to come up with yearly and wanting to never repeat one was quite a challenge. One of the cutest and easiest was a box of detergent that was overflowing with suds.
Buy the biggest cardboard box of detergent available and when it's empty cut out both ends. At the top, punch a hole on either side of the front and back. Then run one long length of yarn or ribbon through, from front to back on each side. Have your child step into the box and pull it most of the way to the armpit, but not tightly against them. That's the only "fitting" they have to do so they like that!
If it was uncomfortable on them, cut a curved piece of box away on the sides to give the arms more room. Using cotton batting, hot glue big globs of it around the top, on the inside. Pull it so it will hang over the top and use hot glue around the outside of the top to secure the batting in place. Use lots of batting to look like soap suds.
When it's time to wear the costume tie it at the shoulders, bobby-pin a big glob of batting to the hair and work a couple smaller pieces into the laces of sneakers. A white half mask could be worn or white face paint used to complete the outfit, but my little one didn't have either and it was still a hit.
By Nonie from Berkeley Springs, WV