At my office, we have a Halloween pot luck every year. I also have a coworker that I compete with for prizes. She is very talented and creative, and I always use her as the bar that I have to reach. Last Halloween I went with a Ms Pac-Man theme.
The idea came to me at work one day. While walking around the cubicle pods and the hallways it made me think of a Pac-Man board. So I started plotting out a Pac-Man board around the office in my mind.
I bought my Ms Pac-Man costume online, but I made many of the props. I started with creating poster board Pac-Man, Ms Pac-Man and Ghosts to hang up around the office. For the cherries, I bought two extra large round balloons and green balloon sticks that I taped together. I also made some Pac-Man and ghost chocolate pops. For the Pac-Man board around the office I bought a roll of heavy black paper and rolled it around the office. I also used yellow poster board and construction paper to make the dots and power pellets.
I found this free Ms Pacman pattern to make a small crochet Ms Pacman. I also found this other free ghost pattern. One modification I made was to hot glue googly eyes on the ghosts instead of making the eyes out of felt. I also created my own crochet Pacman board. For my board I didn’t really plan it out I did a simple single crochet square. Then I sewed on the Pac-Man board pattern. For the dots and power pellets I bought some jewels and glued them on.
In the end, I won 1st Place for best costume! Afterwards I immediately started planning for this year’s Halloween pot luck.