– 2 Large Pieces of White Foam Board (This can be found at any craft store. Sometimes, you may be able to find it at a store such as Wal-Mart or Target.)
– 1 Bottle of Red Craft Paint (This can also be found at any craft store or Wal-Mart/K-Mart/Target. If you’re unsure as to what brand to buy, ask a store associate for the best brand of paint for the Foam Board surface. Also, you’ll find better results with a darker shade of red.)
– 1 Can Artifical Snow (This can be found at any Wal-Mart/K-Mart/Target. Check their stock, however, some stores do not sell this product year round.)
– 1 Roll Duct Tape (This can be found at any local hardware store, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.)
– 1 Bottle Elmer’s Glue (This can be found at any local craft store, CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, etc.)
– 1 Roll of 2in. Thick Red Felt Ribbon (This can be found at any local craft store, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, or Target.)
– 3 Sheets of Red Felt (This can be found at any craft store, Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, etc.)
– A Pair of Red Sweatpants and a Red Sweatshirt (This can be found at any local clothing store. It’s cheapest at places like Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, and Forman Mills.)
– Small Container of Red Face Paint (This can be found at any local costume store, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, etc.)
– Ruler (Or anything with a straight edge.)
– Sharp Knife (Or any instrument that’s sharp. This will be used to cut your foam board. Keep in mind that you will be cutting both boards at one time.)
1.) Take the two large pieces of foam board and lay them over top of each other. With your pencil, make a small mark directly in the middle on the very bottom of the foam board.
2.) Using your ruler, make very light lines from the top corners of your foam board to the mark you previously made in step one.
3.) Take your knife (or other instrument) and cut both pieces of foam board along the lines you made in step two. After you have both pieces of foam board cut, discard the smaller pieces and set one piece of the foam board aside for later.
4.) Make sure you put down plenty of newspaper underneath the piece of foam board you will be working with before continuing with this step. Using your red paint and paint brush, paint the remaining piece of foam board with one coat of paint. One coat should usually be enough, but the goal is to make sure no white is showing through. If need be, add additional coats until there is no visible white on only ONE SIDE of the foam board. Allow the paint to dry completely before continuing.
5.) Using your can of artificial snow, hold the can at a distance of 2 and 1/2 – 3ft from the foam board you painted red and spray small layers of artifical snow over the red paint. Make sure you don’t COMPLETELY cover the red paint. You want some of the red to show through. The snow must dry ENTIRELY before moving on to the next step.
6.) Using your scissors, cut out circles (varying in size) with the red felt. Typically, 5 – 10 pieces should suffice.
7.) Using your Elmer’s Glue and the red circles you’ve cut out, glue the red circles in various position on the foam board you’ve painted and sprayed. Make sure that you’re not overcrowding the pieces.
8.) Using your ruler and your ribbon, measure and cut two, 1ft. – 1ft. 1/3in. (depending on your height) pieces of ribbon.
9.) Keeping the pieces of foam board pointing down (this means the wide part of the triangle is by your head and the point is by your feet), line up the two pieces of foam board until their even. Then, use the duct tape to tape one piece of ribbon to the back of your painted foam board and the other piece you had previously set aside. You want to make sure that when you tape the two pieces together, you put the ribbon on each opposite end of the wide section of the foam board. (The idea is to drape the foam board pieces over your shoulders as a cartoon character would with an “Eat At Joe’s” sign.) You now have the main portion of your costume.
10.) From here, put on the sweat pants and the sweat shirt.
11.) Using the red face paint, paint one large red circle (filled in) on one cheeck, and a smaller circle on the other. Feel free to add or subtract the circles.
12.) Take the two piece of foam board and drape them over your shoulders.
Congratulations! You’ve just made your Halloween costume: a slice of pepperoni pizza. Enjoy being the topic of conversation at your next Halloween party!