We’ve been on the go so much lately that I’ve been taking time from road trips to do some research on how we can make our own Where’s Waldo & Wanda costumes because I refused to pay $40 per shirt at the costume stores. Super easy to make.
Start by taping stripes on the shirts, including the sleeves.
I didn’t tape up the sleeves at first, I tucked them behind when I started spraying. Piece of advice – make sure all your taping is done in the beginning otherwise it’ll be a lot more time consuming.
I did the sleeves last, and my basement ended up looking like a crime scene. I started outside but ended up taking it all downstairs because it started to rain.
I found the hats and glasses at a local Halloween store for less than $10 for all four pieces and a denim skirt at Goodwill for $3.
Total cost for two costumes:
Breakdown of cost:
- White long sleeve shirts: $6 ($3/each)
- Masking tape: $3
- 1 can of spray paint: $4
- 2 Waldo hats & 2 glasses: $10 total
- Denim skirt for Wanda’s costume: $3
- Red & white striped socks for Wanda’s costume: $2 on eBay
In the end, I’m very happy with how they turned out!