October 18, 2010

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
--unique!!
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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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

19 Fabulous Comments:

ogh mandy...I remember back in G-5 when you first introduced me to this guy...I miss those days!!!!!...Aimee

this was so awesome! it makes me laugh! good job!

What an absolute RIOT!! I love the direction of your creative energy, lady. :-) Seriously, so funny.

That is soooo funny! I'm bookmarking this and hope my son will want to do this!

That's just too cute...I've got someone to show this to!

Visiting from Fireflies & Jellybeans. I love this idea!! I just sent the link to my 14 year old brother, I think he might do it!

Hi Mandy,

Congratulations, your Upside Down Man made this week's Top 5 Hits! Thanks for a fun idea and great post.

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.

You have given me my costume for church! Thanks the kids will love it!!!

Awesome idea, thanks for sharing!

This is hilarious! WOnder if I can talk one of my boys into doing it? Thanks for linking up to Fantabulous Friday!

This is hilarious! :) I am featuring this tutorial on my blog today www.daydreambelievers.net

Have a GREAT day! :) M*

visiting from TTJ-I loveeee this. Gonna share it with my friend-her 6 yr old wants to be a ninja, only bc his friend is...this is SO COOLLLL!!!

I cannot stop laughing when I look at this! So fun!

Mandy, I just love this idea - How cool! I bet it looks hilarious walking around! I'll be featuring this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Great idea - thanks for entering my Costume Contest!

Susan,
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This is hilarious! I have my costume for next year!! :)

I love this idea and it sounds really easy! I may have to try it next year!
Jessica @ www.sparklesandglue.com

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