I was looking for something different to make myself for Halloween and I’ve always wanted to go to a party and have people wondering, “WOW, who is in that costume???” Well this was the costume that pulled it off. I made this Snowman Costume over a few days, and it was so much fun!
You Will Need...
- Screen Mesh
- Chicken Wire
- Build A Snowman Kit
- Buffalo Snow 8-10 bags
Free Printable FileSnowman-Costume-Materials..pdf
Form 3 "snowballs" from chicken wire: Bottom (biggest): Make bottom opening wide enough to walk comfortably and the top opening wide enough for your waist with a little extra room. Middle (medium sized): Make this ball with an opening at the bottom the same size as the top of the bottom ball. Make the top of this ball to rest on your shoulders. After ball is wired shut, put over your body and figure out where arm holes should go. Cut out arm holes and make sure you push back all sharp wire edges and cover with electrical tape. Head: Make this ball with the opening big enough to cover the opening of the top of the middle ball. *Make sure all "snowballs" are proportionate to what a snowman would look like.
Put the head on and figure out where you will be looking. In my snowman, my eyes are actually the two middle pieces in the mouth. Cut out two pieces of window screen and hot glue them in two sections of the chicken wire.
Wire the head snowball to the middle snowball.
Take your Buffalo snow and begin poking snow into the holes of the chicken wire. Take a big section of snow and poke into a few different holes, spreading over entire snowman.
Now you have three "snowballs. Take the bottom ball and put two pieces of wire to hang it from your waist, from a belt or the beltloops on your jeans. The top two balls should rest on your arms and shoulders and rest on the top of the bottom ball so you don't have any openings.
Take the felt and make a large top hat for your snowman and decorate. I don't sew, I hot glue, but you can do it however you like. I added a ribbon and a light up snowflake to dress the hat up. Now fill the hat with stuffing and wire it onto the snowman's head.
Take your snowman kit and hot glue the eyes and mouth pieces in place. I drilled a hole in the carrot nose and pipe and wired them in place to the chicken wire. Put the scarf around the Snowman's neck and your finished!