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Quick and Easy Sims Halloween Costume

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I needed something quick for Casa Nami’s Halloween Sing-ALong Party last Monday*; one that did not require sewing, body paint, or spending more than 100 pesos. I’ve always wanted to go as a Sim so I figured I could do some origami and make a plumbob.

* I don’t sing… ever. Unless drunk and surrounded by people who will not judge me for my terrible singing voice. I usually go to these things because it’s fun to sing along… from the audience.

My plumbob was a bit of a failure, though, because I made two mistakes: 1) I used a narrow headband and 2) I neglected to buy wire from the hardware, opting instead to make do with what I had at home.

Sims Plumbob Halloween Costume

…which were metal fasteners =/

Sims Plumbob Halloween Costume

Sims Plumbob Halloween Costume

Charles as someone from Community.

My plumbob was wobbly so I couldn’t wear it throughout the night. It also didn’t float above my head like a proper plumbob should. Before the party, I thought I could make it work by taping up the base except we didn’t have any clear tape.

For some reason, I also forgot I was a blonde and that packaging tape would somehow blend in with my hair (more so than the metal fasteners).

Sims Plumbob Halloween Costume

Derp

Sims Plumbob Halloween Costume

Oh well. It was a super smart (heh) and cheap costume (a pack of neon paper is 24PHP but I still spent 80PHP cos I bought potato chips and a Christmas tree topper). I’m considering making it my back-up costume for next year, but using an actual plumbob template.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Jad November 2, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Hahaha! I love this!

  • Reply Larry November 2, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I LOL’d at the first picture. It reminds me of Sims when they’re throwing a tantrum. :))

  • Reply Dre November 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I love this idea. Cheap & cool :)

  • Reply GEEJ November 2, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I want to do this with a barbecue grill on one hand and a telescope on the other.

  • Reply Nicolah November 3, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Lol I love it.

  • Reply tiff November 3, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Nice, you’re a Sim! It would be pretty funny if you dressed up exactly like your Sim on Facebook.

  • Reply ghoent November 3, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    your friend charles, as jeff winger?

    sayang i have no idea what sims is so, can’t relate! haha!

  • Reply Jenn November 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Now I finally know what’s that called– A plumbob!

  • Reply Kisty November 3, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Lol at the first photo. Make one in red!!!

  • Reply scart November 4, 2011 at 7:20 am

    there’s actually a cheap The Sims headband but didnt think of buying it until i saw it on their FB page. Clever you!

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  • Reply Jessica November 17, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Oh sweet! I now have my costume for next year…however, no one would know what I was. :(

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