This Halloween I really wanted to be a Bumble Bee. Because I'm 14, and most bumble bee Halloween costumes are for little kids, I tried finding a costume that was right for me. The only ones that were not super scandalous were way too overpriced.
Because I couldn't find a costume, I decided to make it. I finally chose to make a tutu, and then use different black and yellow pieces of clothing.
Materials I used:
2.5 yards of Yellow Tulle (fabric) 2 yards of Black Tulle (fabric) 28 inch waistband Yellow Ribbon
Rest of Costume:
Pair of Black Tights Long Yellow Softball Socks Yellow Duct Tape Wire Black Tee/Thermal
First, I made the tutu. I found the directions on youtube, and it turned out amazing. (For the tutu (if anyone's making it) I used the pattern of 2 yellow then 2 black then 2 yellow...After the tutu was complete, I made the wings, I just shaped little pieces of wire and then on Halloween morning taped them on (with the yellow duct tape).
The tape striped on the shirt was the most complicated part of the costume. First I tried to put the tape on the shirt, but then when I put the shirt on, it was too tight. So, I waited till the morning of Halloween to tape my shirt. I wore the black tights with the yellow socks and the black shirt with my tutu. I striped the tape horizontally on the shirt, and all down the back. I tried it on the tights too, but it looked a little bit weird, so I didn't. Voila!
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I made this Bumble Bee Baby Costume for my 18mo son. I took a white onesie and dyed it yellow by adding turmeric spice to a bowl of water and soaking for several hours. Then I hung it to dry thoroughly to set the color, rinsed it well, and dried it again. I used electrical tape for the black bee stripes, three strips of tape for each wide stripe.
However, the onesie didn't stretch with tape on it and was hard to get on and off, so black fabric paint might have worked better. I ended up having to reposition the tape with my son wearing the costume. I used the black tape for the stinger too.
The wings were cut out of a scrap of window screen fabric and stuck in under the electrical tape. I made them kind of small so my son wouldn't grab and pull on them. He wore black pants with this.
I took black and yellow felt and sewed strips of it together and then eyeballed the general shape of the shirt and cut those out, along with black lining. One of the shoulders was left open and velcros together. I sewed that all together and stuffed the costume with batting. I took hard felt and cut out the wing shapes and sewed that on.
For the antenae I sewed a tube of yellow felt that was left over, pinched it together around a pipe cleaner that I attached a ball on the end, tying the pinch with a fabric strip. This Homemade Bumble Bee Girl's Costume was very easy to make.