why spend a lot of money on a Halloween costume when I can make my own from scratch? I've loved sock monkeys since forever and found inspiration online. all I needed to start my paper mache adventure was to obtain a large beach ball, which isn't so easy in October!
once I got past the technicalities (and found a toys r' us!), I was ready to make my giant head. I spent a whole weekend completing my masterpiece: applying the glued newspaper strips, painting the face, and forming the eye-holes.
and my costume was definitely a hit Halloween weekend! I've even kept him in the trunk of my car for random photoshoots such as this one with my friend Sherin and her boyfriend: