Did any of you secretly want to dress like Punky Brewster as a child? I know I did but never had the courage to pull it off. Now fast forward 20+ years and I have my chance, Halloween! The picture above was snapped by my daughter. It was right before we were leaving to go to her school’s Halloween Carnival. To be honest, none of the kids knew who I was (as I expected). But a few of the parents got it and I had fun putting the costume together.
If you’re looking for a last-minute costume, this is pretty easy to put together. This costume is also comfortable and warm with all the layers. Perfect if you’re going out trick-or-treating with kids in the cold. Directions Below:
What you will need:
Sun Hair Clips – The hardest thing to find for this costume is the sun hair clips. Here’s how to make them. Print out the suns (pictured above) on printable Shrinky Dink paper. Cut them out, shrink them down and hot glue them on earring clips. Put your hair in a pigtail and attach the clips. If you want, you can skip this step and just use some yellow hair ties.
Red Heart Pin – I painted a wood heart I got from the craft store red with white trim. Then I hot glued a pin back to it. You could also fin a heart pin or any other colorful pins at the thrift store. Punky also wore an ice cream cone and parrot pin on her vest.
Key On Yellow String – You can’t really see it in the picture but I’m wearing a key around my neck. I believe Punky wore a skate key but any key will work.
Purple Vest – Purchase at the thrift store, try the kid’s clothing section as well
Long Sleeve Red Shirt – Purchase at the thrift store
Baby Blue Short Sleeve Sweat Shirt – What you want to look for at the thrift store is a blue or grey sweat shirt. After you’ve washed it, cut the sleeves short. Pull each arm sleeve on the sides of the sleeves so the fabric curls up.
Red Bandana – This usually can be found at the craft store or dollar store.
Blue Jeans – Use what you have in your closet.
Striped Socks – I purchased the socks at Target. I think they were $3.
Mismatched Shoes – Use what you have in your closet.