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October 29, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba Halloween

My son is obsessed with Yo Gabba Gabba. He loves to dance to all the songs when the show is on, and his Yo Gabba Gabba sticker book is one of his favorite things to play with. Don't even get me started on the over sized Foofa doll that (with Lamby of course) now goes to bed with him every night.
I decided this year I would match my son for trick-or-treating. He is going to be DJ Lance. His outfit is awesome and ended up costing about $35 (after shipping). I couldn't see paying for an adult costume for the short amount of time I'll be wearing it so I decided to make one myself.
I chose Brobee. You know the green thing with the long arms?! I figured I have to be able to make something for under $15 that would look like Brobee to kids. This was what I did.

I found a green shirt in the men's department at Target for $5. Perfect! I'll just turn it inside out!
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I then found this great sticky felt at Michael's for $.99. Since I'm only wearing this once and for all of a few hours i figure I'll just stick the face on the shirt and then remove them after and have a big t-shirt. Works for me!
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Next I free hand cut out the shapes to make the face. I used my son's sticker book as a reference and peeled the backs off and applied the face. Okay, this was seriously too easy! And it's looking like Brobee!
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Next I needed to make a 3 cone head band. I already had a glue stick, a stapler, and red construction paper, so all I needed to buy was the birthday hats. I found these also at Target for $1.99.
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I cut the B-day hats down and removed the elastic bands saving 2 to tie together on my new hat.
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The last step was to use the glue stick and stapler and wrap the cones in red paper. This was a bit more time consuming then expected. I guess it's been a while since I've used a glue stick! ;) I stapled each cone to the next and tied the elastic band so it would stay on my head.
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So that's it! I made a Brobee costume for about $11! My son loves it! What do you think?
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