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Are you ready to make your own Halloween costumes this year? Last year our kids wanted to dress up in a similar way, so we racked our brains to try and think of something clever. Finally, we came up with candy! That’s right, each of our kids picked their favorite candy and we made their costumes.

Keep reading to find out how you can make this  Homemade Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Cream Candy Costume.

Now, you might be thinking that you aren’t very crafty, but I assure you, anyone can make this costume. If you are looking to buy a candy bar costume, you may have trouble finding some in kids sizes. I know when I looked, I could only find skimpy adult costumes.

You CAN make this! Just give it a try.

Materials:

  • 2 yards of white felt
  • ¼ yard grey felt
  • 2 rectangles of brown felt
  • 2 rectangles of light blue felt
  • 2 rectangles of white felt
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Instructions:

  1. Cut the 2 yards of fabric in half. Hold the fabric up to your child to see where their arms would come out of the sides. Sew (or fabric glue) the sides (leaving the arm holes open). To make the costume look more like a candy wrapper, I cut zig zags across the top and bottom of the felt. Sew (or glue) along the top, leaving about 12-inches open for your child’s head. I also cut a slit down the back of the head opening to make it easier to put on.
  2. To make the candy bar costume look like the real deal, I used a regular sized candy bar as my reference. I placed the 2 brown felt rectangles side by side to make one large rectangle. Then, I outlined the large brown rectangle with about a 1-inch grey outline. I cut out the Hershey’s letters freehand, but if you aren’t confident in doing that you can simply print a picture from online and enlarge it until its about the size you want.
  3. For the Cookies ‘n’ Cream portion I did print out the graphic from online and enlarged it until it was the size I wanted. This part took me a little bit of time, but it only has to take as long as you want it to (depending on how detail-oriented you are).
  4. Be sure to glue all of the felt down with plenty of Aleene’s Tacky Glue. You don’t want letters or anything falling off when the kids are out trick or treating.
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What do you think about creating this Hershey’s Candy Costume for your kids this Halloween? Stay tuned for another fun candy costume idea, but in the meantime, you may want to ask your kids what their favorite candy is. 😉

Want more fun  Halloween Costume Ideas? Get more great costume ideas here.

Don’t forget to check out our Homemade Halloween costumes for kids page.

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