I got this idea from the 1982 film E.T.! It was VERY easy to put together and it turned out better than expected! I got so many compliments, high fives, and everyone wanted to take a picture with E.T.!
Here’s how it all came together!
Materials for E.T. Basket:
grey spray paint
basket (I got mine thanks to Fred Meyer)
2 paint rollers
Directions for E.T. Basket:
-spray paint basket grey
-saw off the paint rollers to create the bike handles
-use duct tape to attached the handles onto the basket
-add string to the basket so you can wrap it around your neck for support
Materials for E.T. Face:
needle & thread
Directions for E.T. Face:
-find a picture on E.T.’s face online
-when you find the right one, print it out on the transfer paper
-from the transfer paper follow instructions to iron it onto the white shirt
-once it cools, cut about an inch around E.T.’s face
-cut out another shape of E.T.’s face so it has a backing
-turn it inside out and start sewing on the 1 inch (leave a small opening so you can stuff it with cotton balls)
-once you’re done sewing, flip it back so that E.T.’s face is up front and now you can start filling it with cotton balls
-now that E.T. is all stuff, grab the white blanket and start wrapping and gluing around the head to the neck
Complete the look by wearing a red hoodie and you’re off to bring E.T. home!!!
Let me know if you have any questions and have a Spooktacular Halloween!
Happy Birthday Mom!
6 thoughts on “DIY: E.T. & ELLIOT COSTUME”
So good! Love everything about it!
How did you get it to hang on your chest?
Hi there! Sorry for such a late response…but I basically tied a rope to the basket long enough to go around my neck!
Do you have the link to the pic you used?
Hi there. Sorry, I don’t have the link for the ET. I know I just googled a photo and found the one with the biggest head and the bluest of eyes. Good luck making it and I’m sure it’ll turn out awesome. Thanks for visiting.