This year for Halloween, my daughter decided she wanted to be the pretzel to her best friend’s M&M.
So I started with an old Basic Polyester Chocolate 72×120 tablecloth that our Rental department was going to throw away.
- Cut two strips of the chocolate fabric, 12″ wide and kept the 120″ length
- Using Heat N Bond “Hem”, fold the strips in half and fuse the ends to make two “tubes”. Fuse the two tubes together.
- Stuff the tubes with bubble wrap to keep it light weight, and twist the stuffed tubes into the shape of a pretzel.
- Place the twisted tubes over a large cardboard square and trace the pretzel shape.
- After the pretzel shape has been traced, cut the cardboard into the outline of the pretzel.
- Staple the pretzel shaped fabric tubes to the cardboard with a heavy duty stapler.
- After everything is attached, use a glue stick to stick the cotton balls to the fabric to appear as salt.
- Finally, loop a brown strap through the top of the pretzel so the the costume can hang around your neck.
For the eyes:
- Use some of the leftover cardboard to cut out the “eyes” in the shape of glasses.
- Glue chocolate polyester fabric to the cardboard glasses.
- Attach eyebrows made from black fabric (I used a Crushed Velour fabric sample.)
Don’t forget the white gloves!
Tada! It was really that easy.
We went to a costume party Saturday night. There were about a dozen kids in her age group, and she placed first overall!
Hehe. Who knows what she will have me do next year!