Happy Halloween! It is typical for me to get festive with all things I do, and Halloween is no exception. Now that we have a little one, it makes things even more exciting. This year, we decided to do costumes along the lines of something we know truly- McDonalds. We have no shame in the love we have for fast food, and why not dress up in our modern take on the American favorite. What made things even more fun was making the costumes myself. I love a good DIY project and this one will always be a favorite.
| Costume Details |
Maverick’s “Small Fry” costume is made from sheets of thick yellow felt found at your local craft store assembled onto a red onesie. For his trick-or-treat bag, we used a Happy Meal box (which was my favorite detail of this entire theme.) It’s pretty hard to get his dad in the spirit of dressing up- so an oversized burger tee from Amazon did the trick (along with a large Dr Pepper from McDonalds)! I also got Bentley’s ketchup costume off Amazon, as well as my pink dress. I DIYed Maverick’s entire costume, as well as my headpiece. Below I am sharing the recipes for these Happy Meal costumes.
Small Fry Costume
- First, I printed a McDonald’s M to use as my stencil. For a 3-6M onesie, I used a 5.5″x5.5″ M. Using this stencil, trace on the thin sheet of felt and cut from the outline.
- Next, using fabric glue, I placed the cutout M onto the red onesie.
- To make the French fries, I cut the thick yellow sheets of felt “hotdog style” (If you don’t know what that means, then did you even go to elementary school?! lol). This will make sheets that are approximately 4.5″ wide.
- Fold these now-12 pieces in half (again, hotdog style) and glue together around the edges with a hot glue gun.
- Stack the fries in layers and glue on top of each other. I had to cut mine to fit on top of each other so it wasn’t too bulky on his back.
- Hot glue onto the back of the onesie.
- Pair with a yellow knotted hat and some white socks for a complete look.
For my milkshake headpiece, I did my own take of the Studio DIY costume. I used a green pipe cleaner for the cherry stem and added a red swirled straw.
- White headband
- Cotton batting
- Red balloon
- Mini red Duct Tape
- Empty Paper Towel tube
- Hot glue and gun
- 1 Green pipe cleaner
- White craft paint
- Cut a long narrow piece of cotton batting about 4 feet by 10 inches.
- Roll it up into a cylinder and then begin to swirl it into a whipped cream shape and hot glue the swirled pieces together. Hot glue the bottom to a headband.
- Inflate mini red balloon. Hot glue (on low setting) folded portion of green pipe cleaner onto balloon to create a stem.
- To create straw, use a portion of an empty paper towel tube and paint white with general craft paint. Once dry, place red duct tape around tube to create a swirl effect.
- Hot glue “straw” and “cherry” on top.
- Pair with ivory, brown, or pink dress for your favorite flavor milkshake.