How to Make a Candy Corn Halloween Costume

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    by Cyndee Kromminga

    About the Author

    Based in the Midwest, Cyndee Kromminga has been writing craft and interior design articles for 15 years. Her articles and craft designs have appeared in Crafting Traditions Magazine, Easy Holiday Crafting Series-House of White Birches Newsletter and Country Woman Christmas Books. Kromminga's education is in interior design and she has experience operating a craft and design business for more than 20 years.

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    This yummy little candy corn costume is an easy way to dress for Halloween. These simple instructions allow for easy assembly, and the basic pattern requires no body measurements. You can easily create one in an evening. It is worn right over your clothes and best yet, it only takes seconds to put on and take off. If you are busy and have very little time to prepare for Halloween, then this candy corn costume should fit the bill. It is a timeless costume that can be used year after year.

    Things You'll Need

    • 1/3 yard white felt
    • 1/2 yard orange felt
    • 1/3 yard yellow felt
    • 2 yards hi-loft quilt batting
    • 3 yards 5/8 inch white ribbon
    • 30" wide wrapping paper-grid on the back
    • Pins
    • Scissors
    • Sewing machine
    • Hand sewing needle
    • Paper plate
    • Pencil
    • Yardstick

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    Cut a length of wrapping paper 1-yard long and lay it with the back grid up.

    Mark the 15-inch middle of one short side.

    Cut a paper plate in half. Fold one-half of the paper plate again to find the center arch. Match the center point of the paper plate arch with the mark at the short end of the wrapping paper. Draw the arch on the wrapping paper.

    Draw the arch of the paper plate in the two corners on the other end of the wrapping paper.

    Line up the yardstick with the outer edges of the arches and draw a line connecting all three. You will have a triangle with rounded corners.

    Cut the pattern into three pieces. Measure down from the top center of the triangle 11 inches, measure the middle section 16 inches and the bottom section 9 inches.

    Cut four pieces of felt for each pattern piece. The top piece is white felt, middle piece is orange felt and the bottom piece is yellow felt. Add 1/2-inch to the felt where the pattern was separated.

    Pin the bottom edge of one white piece to the top edge of an orange piece with the right sides facing. Sew a 1/2-inch seam. Pin the bottom edge of the orange piece to the top edge of the yellow piece with the right sides facing. Sew a 1/2-inch seam. When complete, iron the seams open then trim the edges of the candy corn at the seams. Repeat this process three more times.

    Cut the quilt batting into two 1-yard pieces.

    Lay one piece of batting on a flat surface. Position one candy corn piece on the batting with the right side up.

    Cut one 18-inch length of ribbon and pin one end 6 inches above the orange and white seam on one edge of the candy corn. Cut another 18-inch length of ribbon and pin one 6 inches above the orange and white seam on the opposite edge of the candy corn. Cut a 9-inch piece of ribbon and pin halfway down the orange section on the edge of the candy corn. Cut a 9-inch piece of the ribbon and pin halfway down the orange section on the other edge of the candy corn.

    Match another candy corn piece on top of the first with the wrong side up. Pin the three layers together, making sure the tails of the ribbon are inside the sandwich. Repeat for the other side of the costume.

    Sew around the candy corn leaving an opening along the bottom yellow edge. Trim the excess batting away. Turn the candy corn right side out. Sew the opening closed.

    Tie the front ribbons to the back ribbons at the top of the candy corn, creating a sandwich board effect. Put the costume on. The top of the candy corn should fall just below the chin. Tie the side ribbons together and your candy corn is ready to go.

    • This costume is for an adult and one-size fits most. It can easily be altered to fit a child. Wear the Halloween candy corn costume over a white, orange or yellow sweatsuit to complete the look.