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Mary Heckman
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Date: 10/3/12 2:39 PM

My grandson wants me to make a Sponge Bob costume. I have searched the web and most of the ideas use a box. He doesn't want me using a box because it is too hard to move around and sit. What can type of fabric can I use that would be cheap and hold the square shape? All ideas will be welcome. I thougth about yellow felt, but how would I make it hold the square shape?

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Date: 10/3/12 2:57 PM

What about the foam pieces for home dec? If you get a thinner piece, maybe a 1" or so, and glue them with foam glue. Would be great if you can get the foam already in yellow.

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Date: 10/3/12 3:03 PM

Try thin sheets of foam rubber found in places like JA's or try
mattress/upholstery places where you can get some of the remnants
cheap or free. You might just tape the corners together with good old
Duck Tape in yellow and paint the rest.
Or you could do just a cooler front and back over shoulders with a separate head piece? Many mascot costumes are made of soft foam.

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Date: 10/3/12 3:36 PM

Pop up laundry hamper?

Or use pop up truck front windshield shades for the front and back.

Sometimes the Dollar Store has a smaller square pop up hamper, about 12-14 inches.

Almost forgot, the little pop out rectangle side window sunshades might be ideally sized. I used those to make a boot holder (for traveling) for my husband's western boots.

The neck down costumes look like the safest ones.

I don't suppose he would appreciate my thought that going as a squirt bottle of dish detergent could be intriguing in a world full of Sponge Bob's.
-- Edited on 10/3/12 3:45 PM --

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Date: 10/3/12 4:39 PM

If I found the thin sponge by the yard possible only 1/4" thick, that might work. Though how would I attach the material or felt (yellow) to the sponge? I figured once I get the body, I can attach pants, tie, eye, nose and mouth. I was just going to cut a hole in the square for the head to fit up through and leave opening at the sides for the arms to come out. Thoughts?

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Date: 10/4/12 6:20 AM

Spray adhesive?

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