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How to Make a Cookie Monster Costume for Halloween

Homemade Sesame Street Halloween Costumes
Zandra Katauskas

Popular Halloween costumes for children and adults alike include those from the popular educational PBS television program, Sesame Street. Sesame Street characters include: Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch. To make a unique homemade costume of one of these television characters, you will need the following:

For example, Cookie Monster:
1. Character face Tee Shirt in a larger size
2. Matching character headband
3. Black tights
4. Black long sleeve shirt
5. Black matching shoes & gloves
6. Paper sack with handle
7. Tan, dark brown and black fleece / felt
8. Foam board
9. Polyfill
10. Safety pins
11. Hot glue
12. Scissors

To save money on the supplies, search your own closet or local thrift stores for the character T-Shirt, shoes, headband and fabric.

To create the Cookie Monster costume, dress in black tights, black shirt, black gloves and black shoes. Then, wrap the character t-shirt under the arms, tucking the sleeves and collar in. Pin the “shirt” discretely in the back to hold it in place. To make the shirt more secure, one can pin or hot glue fleece straps on each side of the shirt and then tie these straps together.

To make the big cookie accessory, cut a large piece of foam board into a circle. Wrap the tan fleece around the large foam circle, stuff with polyfill. Then, pin or hot glue the fleece material closed. Cut oddly unique circles from the dark brown fleece and hot glue these circles to the tan circular foam cookie.

To make the trick or treat bag, cut oddly shaped circles from the dark brown paper. Then, hot glue these circles to a paper bag.

Another variation of this popular Sesame Street Halloween Costume can be found at How to Make an Elmo Halloween Costume. Add a tulle skirt to the costume by following these instructions.

Making a Halloween costume that is unique is not only creative but can be profitable. One can make these simple costumes for their own children and in the process, make a duplicate to sell on eBay.

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