Upside-Down Man

 Did you guess which was my entry for costume theme over at SoYouThinkYou’reCrafty??

Need a quick and easy, no-sew costume with items that you have around the house??  Here you go:

The Upside-Down Man

I love this costume for so many reasons:
–easy- no sewing required
–made from items you have on hand
–appeals to kids who still want to dress up but aren’t into characters, etc – costume is great for adults as well
As a poor college student I entered as the Upside-Down Man in a campus activities costume contest – just threw the costume together – and then won $50 – score!

To make it more fun, hop on one foot (which looks like a hand) and you give a “break-dancing” effect.  Or slowly bring your arms (which look like legs) together and you give a “standing-on-your-hands-doing-split-tricks” effect.  (As I was taking pictures of the tricks the young neighbor girl came over and was amazing – “is he really standing on his hands – wow!”)  For trick-or-treating, just hang a Halloween bucket on one of the shoes.

So, I didn’t really put together a tutorial for this – it’s pretty easy.
–Get a pair of pants and make sure they fit on your head (for kids, the “slims” do not work – or maybe my kids had big heads!) – cut eye holes
–Get a shirt that will reach clear up to the pants – here my 7 year old is wearing a size L men’s shirt.
–safety pin the shirt to the pants
–Safety pin a hat/ski mask to the shirt – if you want to go all out, blow up a balloon for the inside of the hat to fill it out more.
–then gloves on the feet (make sure they’re the thick kind for comfort in walking) and shoes/socks on the hands
–That’s it – – go wow your friends.  I think a whole upside-down family would be great – if anyone does that, send me a picture!!

Come back this afternoon for a really fun –CRAFTY– giveaway!

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  1. says

    I’m just going to have to send this link to my college girls. This is too cute! I wonder if there’s a way to stuff the arms and wire them toether so they stay up no matter what your arms do.

    This is really, really, cute. I’m so glad that I found it on GNEE’s blog.


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