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How to Make a Vanilla Frosted Cupcake Costume

Sara Eberle
Sept. 28, 2012

As part of the Care.com Halloween costume series, here's how to turn your little sweetie into a cupcake!

Put the icing on the cupcake with this adorable and easy to make costume that your little sweetie will love!


  • Accordion folded lampshade in any color
  • Suspenders
  • White (or same color as lamp shade) leggings
  • Approximately two pounds of white polyester fiberfill stuffing
  • Construction paper in assorted colors
  • Red knit cap
  • One red and one brown pipe cleaner
  • White long sleeve shirt
  • White sneakers.
  • Hot glue and gun

Step 1: Clip suspenders to upside-down lampshade to make cupcake bottom. Put on leggings. Have child step into lampshade (smaller opening is at knees, wider opening is at waist) and adjust suspenders, so lampshade is secure and hanging at waist level.

Step 2: Glue stuffing to front and back of shirt using hot glue to make the frosting (for an added touch add stuffing around the ends of the sleeves).

Step 3: Cut up different colored construction paper into 2-inch x 1/2-inch pieces to make sprinkles and gently stick all over "frosting."

Step 4: Twist red and brown pipe cleaners together and hot glue to top of red knit hat, slightly bending/arching pipe cleaner. Cap off cupcake costume with cherry hat on top.

For more costume ideas, check out these 48 Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas in 4 Steps or Less.

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