You are looking at my award winning Halloween costume. I went to a party last night where they handed out cash prizes for costumes. I seemed to make quite a stir with my homemade costume. I won for the most original costume and came home with $50.00. It was the first time I ever won a costume contest.
I wanted to do something original. It took me a long time to make this pop machine. First I cut the box so that I could fit inside it. I glued cardboard so that the buttons would stand out from the box. Then I papier-mâchéd it with paper towels. Next I drew the Coca-cola logo on the sides of the box and the design for the can on the front. I painted the entire box red and left the white paper towel for the logos. I then painted the front can design. The last step was going over the detailing with marker. All in all, it took me about 5 hours to make.
I really enjoyed Halloween this year. It was such a great day. It made all the preparation worth while. Not only did it take me a long time to make my costume but it took me some time to prepare for our classroom party. I made ghosts out of plastic bags and hid them in the forest that backs onto our school. The students really enjoyed going ghost hunting.
We had so many homemade snacks in the afternoon too. Everyone brought in food to share. I handed out candy at home too before going to the party. It was a great Halloween.