I am almost positive about one thing; my days of coordinating my kids halloween costumes are coming to an end. The three oldest kids are starting to have opinions about what they wear on October 31st, which is kind of a bummer for me. I love matching the kids costumes, and trying to come up with creative themes.
Candyland was one of my better ideas. I had so much fun creating these costumes and putting them together. I really had to think outside of the box and put my own little spin on them. First, I had to do some research on the game Candyland. Did you know there are tons of versions of the game? The game first came out in 1949, and since then there has been many different looking versions of the characters. For this halloween, we decided on King Kandy, Queen Frostine, and Princess Lolly.
I knew that King Kandy would be the hardest one to replicate but decided it was at least worth a try. I also knew that I wanted to keep costs low, and would have to get creative.
- Cape – HERE
- Socks- HERE
- Insulation Foam (frosting) – HERE
- Staff – White Broom from the dollar store. I broke off the broom and hot glued a spray painted oatmeal canister to it.
- Red tape (used as candy stripping on hat and staff) – HERE
- Mustache – HERE
- Cherries – Dollar store Christmas red ball ornaments
- Pink Sweatshirt- Walmart. I glued on cut out brown felt (also found at Walmart). The felt has red beads that I also found at Walmart. The red and white circle is also just felt that I cut out and glued on.
- Candy cane ribbon that is glued on shorts – found at Michaels or HERE
- Hat – I used card board box that was spray painted, that I shaped to his head. Insulation foam was on the top to resemble frosting. If I had to make this again, I would use thinner cardboard- like a cereal box
Overall this turned out not as difficult as I thought. The biggest challenge was the hat. I had put too much foam on it, which caused it to be a bit top heavy. Advice for anyone who makes this; Do not use too much insulation foam on the top! It expands as it dries.
- Yellow Leotard Dress – HERE
- Lollipops on dress – Felt from Walmart cut out and glued on
- Hat- Cereal box spray painted gold and cut out. I glued on lollipops that were found at the dollar store.
- Staff – Another broom that I broke apart from the dollar store. I used pink tissue paper wrapped around a round cardboard cut out to create the lollipop. After cutting out the swirl from white construction paper, I attached the broom stick and wrapped it in cellophane.
- Cellophane – HERE
- Fabric glue – HERE (Aleenes is the best!)
This was by far the easiest one out of all of the costumes. Thankfully I found a really nice leotard on Amazon, and that literally made the whole costume. The lollipops I hand cut out. Don’t be afraid to make your own template and design the lollipops. If you look closely at mine, you will see they are not perfect at all.
- Dress and Cape – HERE
- Staff – Another broken dollar store broom that was spray pained blue. I attached a circle foam floral decorating piece (Also from the dollar store) that was also spray painted. The star was a Christmas tree topper (dollar store), that I split in half and glued on each side of the staff.
- Hat- Cereal box that was spray painted blue and fitted to the head. I also glued ornaments found at the dollar store to it.
The most difficult part of this costume was the staff. I had a hard time attaching the foam floral piece to the stick. If I had to do this over, I would use super glue instead of hot glue. The dress was very easy to find because of how popular the movie Frozen is right now. Unfortunately my daughter kept getting mistaken for Elsa! If you already have a frozen costume laying around, this may be an easy one to replicate.
Overall, I was super happy with how these turned out. We got so many compliments and the kids loved them! Don’t be afraid to get creative and put your own touch on them. Your own special touch on this iconic game will make it a memorable costume for your littles!