Before I get too far in this post, let me be upfront and say, everything I know about Minecraft can be written on the edge of a penny. That is to say, I know VERY LITTLE about the game. I tried playing with my son, but couldn’t get the hang of the controls. I kept destroying things and my son was getting frustrated. Sorry Son. Thank you for your patience!
I had no idea what a Snow Golem was until my son said he wanted to be one for Halloween. But, after I made his costume, I had extra supplies left over. So, I did a quick search of other Minecraft characters and decided I’d make myself an Enderman costume.
Here is what Enderman looks like:
I’m told he has a killer death stare. If you look at his eyes, he attacks you. PERFECT! Sounds like me before coffee. Enderman is my spirit animal.
I made the head shape and cut the eyes with an additional slot for my own eyes to look out. Because it sat on my shoulders, I added a shelf inside with some scrap elastic for a chin strap.
I wanted the eyes to show up, but I didn’t want my eyes to show. So I added a layer of sheer black material from my material stash.
Enderman emits purple-like particles. I used a combination of purple shimmery chenille sticks (pipe cleaners) and spray centerpiece or balloon weights all from my local dollar store:
I cut and arranged the emissions in various places on a black dress and black blazer.
I wanted to have glowing eyes like the real Enderman. But I was also wearing this during the day time, so I taped some chenille sticks in the eye holes (I added the glow sticks for the evening). Black socks for hands.
To see how I made the grass block box as our trick or treat bags, click here. No. I didn’t get candy for myself.
What you can’t see is underneath both of our box heads, we are wearing face masks. We visited our neighbors and just walked around a few blocks. I was pleasantly surprised with how many houses did social distancing trick or treating. Some hand candy chutes and others had a table set up at the end of their driveway. We didn’t collect nearly as much as usual, but it was more than enough!
*Cheers my Fears!*