A plate of spaghetti costume is a quirky and fun idea for Halloween. Beginners and experts alike can create this unique costume using basic supplies and crafting skills. To complete your look, have a friend dress up as a fork, a loaf of bread or a chef.
Things You’ll Need
1/2 yard canvas or cotton fabric
Large quilting hoop
Light yellow super bulky yarn (5 ounces)
Pillow stuffing (3-4 ounces)
Needle and thread
Red acrylic paint
Hot glue gun and glue
Loosen the screw that holds the hoop together. There will be two separate parts: One inner hoop and one outer hoop. The two parts of the quilting hoop will separate when the screw is loosened.
The quilting hoop and fabric will make up your plate.
Trim the excess fabric around the hoop, leaving about 1 inch all around.
Cut a horizontal slit across the hoop. This will be the opening that slips around your waist. Because every person’s waist is different, the measurement of this slit will differ from person to person. For best results, cut a slit that is slightly shorter than the width of your waist. Then, try on the fabric hoop, and if necessary, cut more until it fits comfortably around your waist.
Cut a segment of scrap fabric measuring 4″ x 1″.
Hot glue the fabric strip to the center of the vertical slit that is closest to the screws. This strip of fabric will provide support for the suspenders.
Cut 6-9 long strands of yarn to create the pasta for your costume. The length of each strand does not matter, but for best results, cut strands at varying lengths
Loosely bunch the yarn together.
Apply hot glue to a section of the fabric.
Continue gluing yarn to the perimeter of the hoop, working in sections.
Cut 5-7 circles from the brown towel. These will be the meatballs of the costume. The circles do not have to be perfect, but you can use a dinner plate as a guide by cutting around it. The size of each circle will depend on how big or small you would like the meatballs to be. For this project, each circle measured 10-12 inches wide.For no-sew meatballs, cover Styrofoam with brown spray paint.
If necessary, add more pillow stuffing to bulk up the sphere shape.