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Easy Costume Idea: Jelly Belly

by Arwen O'Reilly Griffith

In need of a last-minute costume that's clever enough to make up for the fact that it's a last-minute costume? Don't have time for the Clorox bot? Shawn Connally, managing editor of MAKE, came up with this great suggestion: a bag of jelly beans.

1. Blow up a bunch of small, colored balloons.

2. Take an old dry cleaning bag and make two leg holes at the top. Step into the bag, and fill it with the balloons. Punch out two holes in the sides of the bag for your arms, and tie the top around your neck with a big ribbon.

3. Avoid being eaten...