DIY S’more Costume

Greta will be transformed into an iconic campfire dessert for Halloween this year – the S’more!  Greta’s costume this year came to me in a fit of unpacking, of course.  It was simple to make and only took an hour or so of my time.  Best of all, it fits over clothing and jackets, so depending on the weather, she can still trick-or-treat.  

 For this costume you will need:

  • 1 box or large piece of cardboard
  • white packing foam
  • 1 pencil
  • 1 marker
  • scissors
  • ruler/straightedge
  • hot glue gun & glue
  • ribbon
  • red felt
  • orange, red, or yellow hat
  • brown clothing

A piece of newspaper was the perfect size to use as a template for Greta’s small frame.  If you want to use a larger piece of cardboard, simply measure and use a straight edge with a right angle to make precise squares.

After cutting out two identical squares from cardboard, I drew lines across the middle (only to realize later that they should have been dotted lines) for the sections of the graham crackers.  I always draw in pencil first, tracing over with marker later.  Then, I made three rows of dots in each section.

 I cut 4 sections of white foam (see above), with one straight edge and one free form, curvy edge.  These were hot glued to the sides of the cardboard graham.  Next, I measured across G’s chest and over her shoulders to find the best possible placement for the ribbons to hold her grahams.  I marked them on the cardboard and glued them with hot glue.

For her flame hat, I took an orange hat and safety pinned one layer of triangles made from red felt.  I created a second layer of red triangles on top by hot gluing more triangles on top.  See the first photo of this post for a more detailed image.  You could also loosely hand stitch the red felt triangles on, I was simply trying to stick with the challenge of a no-sew costume this year.

The finishing touches included brown clothing, to make her the chocolate bar, and a few smudges of drawing charcoal or black paint.  I put these smudges on her nose, cheeks, and the edges of the white foam, for a burnt marshmallow look. 

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