DIY Halloween Costume: Gumball Machine

It is that time of year again! Instead of going to the halloween store and dropping major cash on a costume, use that cash to buy yourself something nice that you will use over and over again. I personally only spent $7 to make this ADORABLE gumball machine costume and I have all of the details on how to make one of these for yourself below!

What you will need:

Gumballs- go to the candy store and buy a gumball machine refill pack. It was only $6!

Old bra you don't care for anymore

Pink or Red pencil skirt

Glue gun

Black Sharpie (optional)

Silver colored shipping bag or just duct tape (optional)


How to make it:

Line the bra with a strip of the hot glue and quickly begin adding the gumballs. I added pink across the top and mixed up the colors as I moved down the bra line by line. It is important not to put glue all over the bra and think you could quickly add them on there. You really won't and it will be a HOT mess. Literally! GREAT TIP: Do not put gumballs on your shoulder straps or the back part of your bra as those need to stretch around your body and the glue will not allow for your straps to stretch. Voila, your delicious bra is done!

Lucky for me I had a pink pencil skirt already in my closet so I opted for that but if you want to TRULY look like a gumball machine, opt for a red skirt. You can find these at Forever 21, H&M or any fast fashion store. OPTIONAL: With duct tape or the silver shipping bag (as pictured above) create a square that you will sew or glue on to the front of your skirt. On the silver square, write 25 cents to make it look even more like a gumball machine!

This literally took me 25 minutes to make. Easy as pie! Good luck and feel free to email me if you have any questions!


Posted on October 28, 2014 and filed under diy.