DIY Halloween Costume: Cotton Candy
October 6, 2014
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I lied. THIS is definitely my favorite Halloween costume. Ever. I actually challenge you to find one that is cuter because I'm 100% convinced that it doesn't exist. Even my now 5 month old, Thea Grace, thinks she looks pretty darn cute. Well, she did until she started eating the fabric batting and (bad) mom cracked up laughing instead of helping the poor girl.
MaterialsPolyester batting
iDye Poly in pink or blue
Latex or dishwashing gloves
8.5 x 11” white cardstock
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Pale pink or blue layette with hat


step-1Dye polyester batting according to the iPoly instructions until it is a soft pink or blue shade. Be sure to wear gloves so you don’t stain your hands! Let dry on a drying rack or towel for 24 hours.

step-2Roll a thin cone of cardstock and hot glue in place. Hot glue cone at an angle on the hat.

step-3Hot glue clumps of batting to the hat around the paper cone until it looks like cotton candy.

step-4Hot glue clumps of batting to the layette until looks like cotton candy. Keep adding batting until it looks full and fluffy.

step-5Dress baby in cotton candy outfit and start trick or treating!

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Design & Styling: SMP Living