If you’re looking for unique Halloween costumes for twins or two siblings, or even for you and your spouse, consider a pair of fuzzy dice. This costume on children gets a lot of oohs and aahs on Halloween night and also allows the children to wear warm clothing beneath the costume without ruining the effect. On adults, it is a unique costume you don’t see often.
What You’ll Need to Make a Fuzzy Pair of Dice for Halloween
The materials required to make these Fuzzy Dice Halloween costumes is readily available and inexpensive: Here’s what you’ll need:
*Two square boxes large enough to cover the torso (Measure from shoulders to top of thigh)
*Felt to cover the sides of the box (5 sides)
*A different color felt to create dice dots
*Spray Adhesive or glue gun and glue sticks
Halloween Fuzzy Dice Directions:
1. Using boxcutter, trim off the box flaps and cut three holes in each box, one large enough for the head to fit through and two for the arms. Cut the head hole in the center of the “bottom” of the box (turn it upside down so that the “flap” opening is where the legs will be) and cut the arm holes at the top of each side, so that the box sits on the shoulders. The arm holes can be cut as half-circles or in an oblong shape rather than a circle to give arms more of a range to move and rest. Test out each box on the person who will wear it to ensure openings are adequate and comfortable before going to next step.
2. Using felt yardage or felt squares, attach one color of fabric onto each box side and top. Cut an “X” in the fabric where each hole has been cut and fold the points of the X inside the box and glue securely.
3. Using an old CD, small plate or other round pattern, trace 15 circles on a contrasting color of felt for each box. Adhere the dots to the box in the pattern of a typical die, one through five (you’ll be missing one side of a typical die since the legs are using up that side).
4. Let adhesive dry and check that all corners and edges are secure.
Finishing Touches for the Fuzzy Dice Halloween Look
Wear a pair of tights or leggings and T-shirt underneath the “dice” to match the primary color of felt covering the box. For female dice, adding a pill box hat in the color of the dots, or a headband to fit the theme adds a nice touch. For males, top the look off with a cap that matches. Wear shoes in the color scheme, preferably opposite of the tights.
Other Fuzzy Dice Options and Tips:
-To further the dice look, for adults, create a link between the two dice in twine or yarn that is easily removed, to give the appearance that the dice are attached, similar to dice hanging from the mirror of a car.
-To save money, spray paint the box instead of covering with felt, and attach the felt dots to the painted box after it has dried.
-For Adults, a gambling theme can be tied into the dice costume. Attach play money to a baseball cap (match the dice colors) or to the shoes. Glue gambling chips randomly on the dice sides or tights.
-If there are three people who need costumes, work this idea into a Bunco theme, and create three dice, with each front panel showing the same number of dots, which is “Bunco” when playing the game.
-One word of caution – This may not be a good costume for kids to wear to school, because it may be hard for them to sit down at their desks with the costume on.
-The person who will be wearing the costume should try out sitting and other movements well before Halloween night to see if adjustments are needed.!.
This Halloween costume is an attention getter and a great last minute answer for a required costume. The minimal cost and time to put together is a welcome change from hours of sewing. In this Fuzzy Dice costume, when Halloween “rolls” around, everyone will take notice of the two lucky ones inside!
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“Halloween Party idea: Monsters’ Masquerade”
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