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


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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  • 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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