I think it may be possible for craftiness or DIY desire to be in your genes. My mom is super crafty and has a great design eye, and my sister is AWESOME at DIY costumes. She never ceases to amaze me Halloween after Halloween with what she comes up with.
Today, I am excited to share with you Emily’s guest blog post on a recent costume endeavor! You’ll notice she is also a lover of GIFs So, without further ado, here is Em’s post:
Hello Gone Bananners! I’m Anna’s sister, Emily. I’m excited to do this guest post! If you’re a frequent reader you’ve probably seen my baby pictures so it feels like we’re already acquainted. I hope you enjoy the crafty things I have the time for during my funemployment.
The holidays are about giving thanks, gathering friends and family, gift giving, and of course dressing up in a Santa-themed way for a bar crawl. I give you: Santacon. The idea is to dress up in a holiday related costume and drink and be merry. Do I love a good reason to dress in costume and get drink specials?
This particular bar crawl was located in Hoboken, New Jersey on Saturday and was thrown together last minute, which obviously sent me into a complete panic for trying to think of a costume. Sure, I could’ve thrown on a Santa hat and called it a day but that’s not creative, and quite frankly pretty boring.
While I may be incredibly lazy, give me a hot glue gun and I’m ready to take on the world. As I was thinking (let’s be real, panicking) about what to wear, I tried to picture all things Santa. What way do people spread holiday cheer? Presents! (and booze.) My presence is a present and all that good stuff. You’re welcome, world!
I made present costumes for me and a friend, and here is the how to. Sorry about the pictures, I don’t have bloggers brain so I didn’t think to them take step by step!
You will need:
- Long sleeve shirt (we chose white shirts, but red, green, gold, silver, etc. will do.)
- Ribbon (same color options goes for the ribbon as it does for the shirts)
- Black headband
- Bows (I got all different sizes)
- Hot glue gun (and hot glue sticks)
How To Make Yourself Look Like A Present
Start by measuring out ribbon for the front of the shirt and hot glue it down.
Then, do the same for the back.
With the back of the shirt still facing you, plan out where you want to put the bow. Then put the ribbon horizontally and cut when it reaches the front ribbon. *IMPORTANT: Once it reaches the front add another inch or so of ribbon on either side because if you don’t allow for some room to actually get the shirt on (like I didn’t) you will end up breaking the ribbon.
To make the headband you just hot glue the bows where you want them.
What my parents like to think happens at Santacon:
What really happens:
Thanks for reading!
*Don’t worry guys, that last picture was sent in response to my text to her that said “Take cute pictures without alcohol in them!” Well played, little one. Well, played.