Made by DeAnna St James Van Ruden
I used your bullfrog pattern to turn my husband into Mr Toad for Halloween. I had to tweak it a bit so that the hole was at the bottom instead of the back. In doing so, it gave him a bit of a cone head. Fortunately the hat took care of the problem. I also had to open the mouth a bit to give him a little more air. That worked out too though. It allowed him to hold the pipe in his mouth, which was a nice finishing touch to the costume.
To accompany him I made a toadstool hat for myself made of aluminum foil and paper mache. Every Halloween I try to dress my husband up so that he gets a ton of positive feedback to combat all the negatively that goes along with being a police officer. Thanks to you, we had a big win this year. Each parent of every trick or treater complimented him. He was the Belle of the ball. Thank you so much for helping me make him happy!
3 thoughts on “Mr Toad”
What a great idea for a mask. I love it! Great job!
Great costumes DeAnna – they’re brilliant. I have to admit that I’m prejudiced, of course – Mr. Toad is one of my all-time favorite characters. 🙂