iPod Halloween costumes

Sometimes it’s VERY hard to decide what you’re going to be for Halloween. Realizing I needed a costume for our Craft-O-Ween event last weekend, I decided to go with what works for me- iPod costumes.

Last year I was an iPod Classic.

This year I decided to go with a green apple iPod Shuffle.

Making an iPod costume is NOT hard at all. The big challenge is figuring out which potato sack (since this is essentially the base of the costume, from iPod Nano to first-gen iPod) fits you best. Once you have that size figured out (I recommend a lot of fabric draping with a buddy), it’s time to pick your iPod: Nano? Shuffle? Classic? U2-branded model? I know, the choices are huge.

Have fun with the fabrics. I went with green satin for the base, sparkly white satin for the wheel and green sparkles for the wheel details. Do iPods have sparkles? No. Should they? Yes. Just sayin’.

If you’re making a full-body costume, go for felt. The heavier fabrics stand up better, especially if you’re wearing the costume for a while on Halloween. I decided the shuffle would look good as a pullover top only, so I backed the green satin with some canvas. I found this helped the costume stand up and be ready for shuffling.

What about you? What are you doing for Halloween this year? What about your family? I know it’s only Oct. 6, but it really is time to start thinking about costumes…