Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Trolls Trunk or Treat

As my kids get older, it seems like there are more and more Halloween festivities we are attending.   Add in that my sons birthday is the 29th and we are slammed!  I was a little hesitant to add on Trunk or Treat to my plate but I had never done one before so I was excited to participate!  Me and the kids decided on a Trolls theme pretty quickly and after that it was off to the drawing board.  I got on Pinterest to search for some inspiration and ideas and I soon realized that there just wasn't much that I could find.  There were a few good ones but not much information or close ups.  I am always the do-it-yourselfer when it comes to these kinds of things so I wanted to make sure I went all out on this one and document all of it!  So without further ado, here is my Trolls trunk!
I wanted my trunk to be super bright and colorful with some sort of green background to complement the scenery in the movie.  I used 2 plastic tablecloths in different shades of green for the backdrops.  The Trolls Tree was the idea behind my scenery.  I drew the tree out on poster board and painted it using 4 shades of green.  To replicate the highlight and shadows of the tree in the movie, I dabbed the paint on with a sponge and buffed/smoothed it out with a paper towel.   I also wanted to include some significant characters and scenes from the movie so I, of course, had to make Cloud Guy!  The big creepy flowers were great colorful accents to go with the rainbow streams on the sides of the car which made such a statement as you were approaching!
For Cloud Guy, I sketched him out on a piece of white poster board, cut him out and glued cotton stuffing to the poster board with a hot glue gun.  His eyes, mouth, hands and feet are all made with felt that is glued to poster board.  For the arms, I glue a wood skewer to the back to make them a little more firm and not so floppy.
The Trolls sign I also sketched on poster board.  I just took the cover of the movie and replicated the font.  I found the silver glitter paper at Hobby Lobby and glued it to the poster board.  I glued wood skewers to the backs of them and stuck them in a piece of styrofoam (also from Hobby Lobby) to make them stand upright.
The big creepy flowers were also made of felt and poster board.  I had long stems that were attached but the wind was not in my favor this day. :(  And now for the best part....
Poppy!!!  When I decided on the Trolls theme, I knew I HAD to dress up and really go all out!
I made the entire costume and I am so happy with the turn out.  My dress is felt that I sewed together with a straight stitch on the sides and shoulders.  I hot glued all of the accents on.  My head piece is made of pipe cleaners and tulle!
Poppy was such a hit, you guys!  I can't tell you how many pictures I took with kids or with my trunk!  My makeup was my favorite part, even if I did forget to put on my lashes lol.
Me with my sweet girl holding our trophy!  I got 2nd place :)
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