This year for Halloween I wanted to create a cool costume that wasn’t like everyone else’s. I got tired of seeing the same old costumes every year, so I was like, hmm, what would be cool. I figured since I was in the dessert industry it would be cool to do something with food. I figured my best bet was candy, since it was small and probably easier to work with. So I thought, hmm, what’s my favorite candy, and that was easy to answer, of course it was M&M’s. I have a M&M tattoo near my ankle to show how much I love them. So I started looking online for inspiration for a sexy M&M girl costume, but only found a few ideas. I figured if I want to make it sexy the top would have to be some sorta corset look. I then decided to go with a bra since it way cheaper to buy.
TIP: Once the costume is completely made then spray the clear coat all over all the M&M’s. This will let it all dry at one time since it takes a few hours to completely dry.
LIST OF SUPPLIES:
1 bra (mine was red, NO LACE), 1 white pleated skirt, a pair of shoes, 1 white cardigan, 1 brown skinny head band, permanent markers (black,green,orange,yellow,blue & green) E6000 glue, hot glue gun, clear coat, scissors, 1 regular size of the peanut m&ms and 1 regular flavor M&M. 1 bag of the family or smaller trial/fun size peanut M&M’s, 1 bag of the family or smaller trial/fun size regular flavor M&M’s. 1 small bag of the individual M&M minis and 1 small bag of the individual regular M&M’s, white nail polish, small paint brush, cardboard, hole puncher, brown ribbon, Velcro and bangles, earrings, necklace etc. ( I also painted my nails the M&M colors and painted white M”s on them).
I was so pleased with my costume ideas because it was very creative an inexpensive. When I went out people were amazed and I got a lot of compliments. Some people couldn’t believe I made it and that it was real candy. It was definitely the reaction I was looking for. I also handed out trial size bags of m&m’s that I stored in my purse as a special token. This would have to the best costume I ever worn thanks to the wonderful M&M.
a close up view
the costume from top to bottom
To Make the Bra
I then decided to glue the M&M’s all over the bra, except for the back, since nobody would see it. I printed out the “M” and traced it on the cups of the bra. I then took yellow regular M&M’s and yellow M&M minis and filled in the “M” I traced on both cups. I used E6000 glue to make them stick to the bra. It took a few minutes to stick, but it eventually dried. I then took white nail polish and painted all the yellow M&M’s so it looked like a white “M”. Once the nail polish dried I started gluing on the rest of the regular M&M’s, and for the small spots I filled it in with the minis. I made sure to put them very close together.
Once I was done I waited an hour to make sure the glue settled. Then I bought a clear/top coat from my local hardware store, which was very inexpensive and sprayed a nice even coat all over the bra. It was to help preserve the M&M’s and make them really shiny, plus I didn’t want anyone trying to eat them off of me, lol.
To Make The Skirt
I went to an inexpensive girl store and in the clearance I found a white semi-pleated skirt. I figure using the trial size wrappers from the M&Ms that I put on the bra would be perfect for the skirt. I started from the top of the skirt and hot glued just the edge to the skirt and slightly overlapping each wrapper. I went three rows down then tried the skirt on to make sure it was the perfect size. I then cut the excess of the skirt so the white wouldn’t show.
For the band part I used the E6000 and glued brown M&M minis to spell out M&M for the middle. I also glued the regular m&ms on the belt bands. I sprayed the clear coat on them. After that I took colorful permanent markers and wrote out the saying “melt in your mouth” “not in your hand.” Perfect.
all the pieces of the costume
To Make The Jacket
At the girl store I bought a white cardigan jacket, since I wanted it to match the skirt. I hot glued M&M’s onto the buttons and then sprayed clear coat on them. I then looked on the internet for the M&M’s faces and their signatures. I took the permanent markers and free hand their faces and their signatures all over the jacket once the M&M buttons were dried.
As far as the head band I took a regular size M&M bag, both regular and peanut flavor. I squished the center together and hot glued it so it would stay. I then hot glued the bow to the head band and finished it off with a M&M in the middle. For the shoes I did the same as I did on the head band on the heel of the shoes, but I used the trial size bags. And for the toes of the shoe I used the e6000 to make the “M” on each toe. I hot glued M&M’s to some bangles I had and to my navel ring and necklace.
I had green round shape earrings that I used the white nail polish and drew an “M” on each earring. I then sprayed clear coat all over the M&M’s. As far as my purse I knew it had to match my costume, so instead of going out looking for a bag. I used the bag the trial size M&M’s came in. I made a slit on the side. DON’T CUT THE TOP OF THE BAG. I then cut out cardboard squares and hole punched the centers. I hot glued the squares to the corners of the bag in the inside. I then slipped thru some brown ribbon on both ends and tied a knot. For the middle opening I hot glued some Velcro so I can open and close it. I will say the bag helped up pretty well, plus it matched my entire costume.
the headband and bangles