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Squad Ghouls 4: Chili Pepper

Here at Laffy Taffy we know that the family that crafts together, laff's together. Which is why we're bringing you a limited series of some of the best DIY family Halloween costumes. Every Wednesday in October we will be featuring fun, simple, and inexpensive Halloween costumes that every member of the family can take part in making and will mostly consist of stuff you likely have around your house.

Without further ado we present Squad Ghouls: a DIY Family Halloween Costume Blog.

We're heading into the home stretch! The leaves are turning, the air is getting crisper. Halloween is a little over a week away. So it's the perfect time to heat things up.

Today, we're going to show you how to make a chili pepper costume guaranteed to spice up your Halloween.

  • What you'll need:

  • red and green felt

  • a large piece of cardboard (or old cardboard box)

  • hot glue gun

  • a green beanie

  • a length of twine or string

Laffy Taffy Chili Pepper Costume - Step 1
STEP 1: Layout your cardboard on a flat surface and trace the shape of an oblong chili pepper complete with the leafy part on top. Cut out this shape

Laffy Taffy Chili Pepper Costume - Step 2
STEP 2: Lay the cardboard pepper over the red felt and trace out just the red pepper part onto the felt. Do the same with the leafy part. Cut out both pieces of felt.

Laffy Taffy - Chili Pepper Costume - Step 3
STEP 3: With the hot glue gun, glue the red portion and green portion on their corresponding parts of the cardboard template.

Laffy Taffy - Chili Pepper Costume - Step 4
STEP 4: Poke small holes near the ends of the leafy parts of the pepper big enough to slip the twine into. Thread the twine into both sides and tie off to make a loop that can hang around your neck.

Laffy Taffy - Chili Pepper Costume - Step 5

Laffy Taffy - Chili Pepper Costume - Step 5
STEP 5: Place the green beanie on your head and you're good to go.

That's all you need to make be the hottest family this Halloween. Check back next week for our final installment where we'll give you the easiest last minute costume ever!

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