This Homemade Christmas Tree Costume began 9 yrs ago, when I made a Christmas tree costume for my 2 yr old daughter. When she won a contest that year, I was thrilled! Last year in August, I asked my daughter what she wanted to be for Halloween and she said, “Mother Nature! and why don’t you be a Christmas Tree, Mom??” I thought what a great idea! So I began working.
Went to the thrift store and bought a green sheet, bought a hulahoop and started sewing. Got out the box of Christmas Decorations and sewed all the branches on. Made it into 3 pieces… a bottom complete with suspenders, a Poncho middle that slips over my head, and a hat/helmet that sits onto my head that was started by a wreath. I sewed fabric into the head so its not itchy on my face or my neck and put some support in the top to secure a glowing star. I added more and more branches as I found them at stores and resale shops, 8 packs of battery operated lights, ornaments, garland and finished it with my ipod of Christmas music!
The costume took about 3 months to make, and I’m always adding more stuff to it. It has been a total blast and gets people in the Christmas spirit! Christmas is my favorite holiday, so why not celebrate it in October!!!
About two months ago I was hanging out with my friends at lunch and I jokingly put o water bottle on the top of my head and put all of my hair around it to make it stand straight up in a cone. I then wondered how I could incorporate this into my Halloween costume, and we came up with a Christmas Tree Costume!
Then the idea just skyrocketed from there as we thought of wrapping tinsel up my hair and dress and having presents for my feet! My mom made the dress out of green material and then she sewed a circle of wire (made from coat hangers) into the bottom of the dress to make it have a shape. We wrapped shoe boxes and then cut holes in them for my feet. My hair was done using a piece of paper shaped like a cone, green hair dye, and a ton of hairspray. We then wrapped the tinsel up my dress and my hair, added ball ornaments with safety pins and bobby pins, and then cut out a cardboard star wrapped in shiny paper and attached it to the top!
And voila! You have the coolest and most creative Christmas tree costume ever!
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I wore a homemade Christmas tree costume. I bought a tutu on and sewed on ornaments throughout the skirt. I then strung battery operated lighters that actually lit up throughout the night. There was also garland along the waist band. The head band was just a basic head band that I then used wire to secure a star on top.
The shoes were cloth flats that I stuck bows on the top of. I used a Christmas bag as a purse filled it with candy canes and passed them out throughout the night. The coolest part was the lights, throughout the night they were lit up and made the costume stand apart.
You can wear any shirt; I found that shirt randomly. I did wear leggings when it got cold outside.
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