Friday, October 13, 2017

DIY IPHONE COSTUME

It's almost Halloween!  We have a budding technophile who wanted to be an iPhone this year.  As this would be one of the least expensive and easiest costumes to make I was all for it!

Easy DIY iPhone Costume for Halloween | www.sprinkledwithcolor.com

All you need is a black foam board (I got ours at the Dollar Tree), a piece of black ribbon, and a printer!  All in it cost me, oh maybe, $1.50 to make this costume.  The most time consuming part was downloading the iPhone app icons and resizing them to fit the foam board on the computer.

Easy DIY iPhone Costume for Halloween | www.sprinkledwithcolor.com
Easy DIY iPhone Costume for Halloween | www.sprinkledwithcolor.com

We modeled the costume to be like my iPhone 6 and to include a full screen of apps with a bottom bar.  In total, we had 3 rows of 4 icons each and then the bottom bar which also included four more apps.  Leave room at the very bottom of your board for your home button and at the top for your screen graphics.

Easy DIY iPhone Costume for Halloween | www.sprinkledwithcolor.com

My son choose his favorite apps (hence lots of games - Pokemon being a favorite around here!) and we resized the images which are easily found on Google to be 4.5" x 4.5" squares.  Some of the images of the icons already included a rounded corner but those that did not we just cut the corners so they all matched.  The home button was a circle that was also 4.5" in diameter.  For the top of the screen we printed out some dots and bars to match the design of our iPhone and the screen bar which included our wireless carrier, the time, and the battery icon.  Once you have all your print outs, it is easy to lay them on top of your foam board and place them so that they are properly spaced out.  Then just use a glue stick or double sided tape and attach the pictures!

Easy DIY iPhone Costume for Halloween | www.sprinkledwithcolor.com

Truthfully the hardest part of the costume was just cutting out the little letters and numbers for the top of the phone display.  After the icons are glued on, I just rounded the corners of the foam board, and tapped a ribbon at the top corners so that you can hang the costume around your neck for easy hands free walkability.

Easy DIY iPhone Costume for Halloween | www.sprinkledwithcolor.com

And there you have it!  A walking iPhone!  =)




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