5 Classic Halloween Costumes for Papasan Chairs

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Tap, tap, tap. That's the sound of me tapping my fingers on a keyboard, trying to come up with some good ideas for this week's blog post. But then I realized something: Halloween is right around the corner! And if there's one thing in this world that we can all agree on—whether we like it or not—it's that Halloween is an amazing holiday filled with fun costumes and sweet treats. What better way to kick off your Halloween festivities than by dressing up your favorite household objects as classic Halloween costumes? So here are our top five classic Halloween costumes for papasan chairs! Enjoy!

This year, we've decided to focus on good, old-fashioned Halloween fun. The kind of fun that involves taking a household object and dressing it up in a costume. Don't worry about the perfect costume; don't worry about other people's costumes; don't worry about what they think, or say—and most importantly, don't be afraid to have fun with your papasan chair! Take an extra minute or two and come up with something funny and creative for this Halloween season!

The papasan chair can be a great addition to a Halloween costume, as long as you use it properly. If you're worried about the durability of your papasan chair, don't be. Papasan chairs are made to last and will hold up in any situation.

And because they're so durable, they can easily be reused year after year with no problem at all! In fact, many people who get new papasans every time they throw a party have their old ones hanging around for years on end—and that's where these costumes come in.

1. A "Ship-San" Chair
Papasan chairs are a classic Halloween costume. While you can wear your papasan chair as is, it will make for a much more spectacular costume if you add some accessories.
  • Papasan Octopus Costume: This is the perfect choice if you want to be an octopus while also really enjoying Halloween. You can get creative by using the shape of your papasan chair to create tentacles, or simply use cardboard tubes covered in black fabric and duct tape to make them look like tentacles. Then you'll need a giant octopus head (but not too big because then it won't fit on top of your chair!) and maybe some fake eyes glued on so people know who they're looking at!
  • Papasan Zombie Costume: Zombies are always popular costumes, especially around Halloween time! To go full papasan zombie, all you have to do is sit in your normal papasan chair position with red eyeshadow across your face and fake blood dripping from certain parts of the body (like from the mouth). You might want to add some fake cuts somewhere on there too for extra effect--and don't forget about that wig!
  • Papasan Ghost Costume: Ghosts are another classic costume idea for any holiday because they're simple yet effective! All it takes is buying some white sheets or tulle fabric from any craft store (or even just finding some already made up), sewing them into long strips and putting those strips over top of one another, until there's enough material hanging down off each side where everyone can see clearly that it's meant as part of their outfit instead just being normal clothing pieces like pants/dresses et cetera.
papsan chairs for halloween
2. Grapes (Made for the Whole Family to Wear)
Grapes are a classic Halloween costume that you can make yourself with a few basic supplies. This is a great idea for the whole family to wear; it's easy to make and fun to wear, so everyone can get involved!
  • Purple fabric
  • Sharpie or other fabric marker (optional)
  • Scissors (or pinking shears)

3. A "Papa San-wich" (with a Papasan Chair as the Bread)
You're probably wondering how you can make a papasan chair sandwich. It's easy!
You have three options:
  • Use one papasan chair as the bread of your sandwich and put another papasan chair on top. This is what we did, and it was delicious!
  • Use two papasan chairs as the bread of your sandwich, then add stuffing (like pillows) on top before putting another papasan chair on top for garnish like lettuce or tomato slices. Yummm!
  • Use one papasan chair as bun for hamburger sandwiches with stuffing in between two buns for burgers—either way works because it's all about having fun with whatever food you have around you at home.

4. A Burger (with a Papasan Chair as the Bun)
Let's take a look at how this costume is put together. First, you'll need to find a papasan chair. If you can't find one at the store, then just ask some of your friends who might have a spare one that they're not using anymore. Next, put on your pants and head down to Burger King for some food items (you can get all of these things there). Now, go home and start crafting:

  • Papasan Chair as Bun: Take off one of the cushions from your papasan chair and stretch it out over the seat portion like butter on bread. Use hot glue to secure it in place if necessary—you don't want anything falling apart during Halloween night!
  • Papasan Chair as Patty: Use more hot glue to affix three marbles onto each side of the bun so that it looks like meat when viewed from above (this is where having multiple marbles comes in handy). You could also use ping pong balls or other small balls if needed; just make sure they're sturdy enough not to fall off when moving around during trick-or-treating!
  • Lettuce Leaves: Cut paper towels into squares big enough that they fit snugly within each clump of lettuce leaves on top of the burger patty; secure using tape or another adhesive method such as glue sticks or even rubber cement (just make sure whatever material you use won't stain clothing!). Alternatively, craft patterned fabrics that match those found within real leafy green vegetables; cut them out carefully before placing them into their designated spaces atop said patty!
  • Tomato Slice(s): Cut out two circles from cardboard boxes which will serve as bases for tomatoes made out of paper towel. You can cut out one big circle and make two small ones, or cut out a rectangle and then fold it in half before cutting out your circles/rectangles (as seen below). Make sure they're large enough that they'll fit snugly within each slice of tomato on top of the burger patty; secure using tape or another adhesive method such as glue sticks or even rubber cement (just make sure whatever material you use won't stain clothing!). Alternatively, craft patterned fabrics that match those found within real leafy green vegetables; cut them out carefully before placing them into their designated spaces atop said patty!
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5. An Eclipse (with a Sun-Yellow Papasan Chair in front of a Moon-Blue Papasan Chair)
To create this costume, you'll need a sun-yellow papasan chair in front of a moon-blue papasan chair. The moon-blue papasan chair will be the "moon," and your sun-yellow papasan chair will be the "sun." You can go about this any number of ways depending on how much time you have to prepare for Halloween night. You could buy a cheap yellow blanket or towel from Walmart or Target in advance, so it's ready when it's time to put your costume together on Halloween day; or if you're feeling ambitious—and very crafty—you could paint one yourself! If neither option works for you, there are plenty of other ways to get creative with materials at hand (e.g., duct tape).

Papasan Chairs Make Great Costumes!
Papasan chairs make great costumes! They're a perfect way to dress up for Halloween, and they're easy enough to make that you can have your whole family in on it. Want to be an astronaut? No problem! How about a ship captain? Piece of cake! If you have any imagination at all, there are plenty of ways to use papasan chairs as part of your costume.

If you have never made one before, or if it has been years since you last made one—or even if it has never been done at all—don't worry; this guide is designed so that even beginner crafters will be able to create some awesome papasan chair costumes in no time flat.

These are just a few of the many ways you can use your papasan chair to create an awesome Halloween costume. You don't have to go all out with elaborate props or complicated accessories; sometimes simple is best! And if you're still not convinced that this is the right look for you, maybe it's time to consider giving up on Halloween altogether because it's just too stressful. Or not? That's cool too!

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