My daughter always likes to be something unique for Halloween. I thought she would make the cutest Carmen Miranda Chiquita Banana Girl so I asked my mother in law to help me make a Little Chiquita Banana Girl Costume. I had an idea in my head and it turned out great.
To make the hat we bought a blue hat and cut off the bill. We wrapped the blue fabric around to make the wrap and glued a Styrofoam cone to the hat. We then started attaching fruit and flowers to the cone to make the fruit hat. We bought primary colored fabric and my mother in law made the shirt and skirt. The best part about the costume (other than it is so adorable) is that it cost under $25 to make with all the materials. There is no way I could ever buy a costume this cute for $25. I do have a skin colored leatard for her to wear under it if it's cold on Halloween night. She is so excited to enter the local costume contests. I think she has a pretty good chance.
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I started this Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume with the love of Chiquita Bananas! I handmade this outfit over a year. It seems I keep adding and adding more fruit! I am 5'5" and with the headpiece I am now 7' tall! I give out all Banana flavored treats with this costume, Banana lip balms, banana laffy taffy, banana nerd etc. I even do showings at the Elementry Schools, giving out real bananas!
The outfit is a hit with the kids, and it seems all kids will eat a banana if it's from the "Chiquita Lady". It is a great way to promote healthy eating in the school, plus I just like dressing up! The headpiece is about 45 lbs, and quite the balancing act but is worth the looks on peoples faces, everyone knows who Chiquita is!