My 6 year old’s new favorite show is Billy the Exterminator. So of course, he wanted to be Billy for Halloween. If you have never seen the show, it is on A and E, here is a link to one of the clips: Billy the Exterminator: Playing Possum. The show is kind of interesting, Billy is a crazy character who runs a pest control business in Louisiana and they come across all types of animals and situations.
The Billy the Exterminator costume was pretty easy to put together. I printed out their logo and used it to make a freezer paper stencil. I used the stencil to paint the logo on the front of his shirt and black bandanna. (Never heard of a freezer paper stencil? See my tutorial here.) I cut the fingers off of a pair of gloves and added studs to the gloves and t-shirt. I found some fake hair at the dollar store and hot glued it to the bandanna. We picked up a length of chain from Lowes and a hook for his belt. You can’t see it, but on the back of his belt, he has a mouse trap attached to the belt with a snake in the trap. (I wanted to use a plastic mouse, but I never found one…)
He actually won Funniest Costume at the party we went to on Saturday night.