We had just moved to Mesa, AZ… in honor of the heat and the local flora, we decided our six-month old daughter just had to be a cactus! After scouring the internet and only finding a few very ugly cactus costume ideas – I knew there was a way I could do it and make it so much cuter.

The homemade cactus costume was a complete original design and was sewn from fleece, twine, fake flowers, and pot from the dollar store. The sewing was pretty tricky, so I first made one out of scrap fabric to see how I wanted it to look and once I tweaked it how I liked then I used that as a pattern for the real fabric I wanted to use.

The pot was hard to figure out how to get it placed without restricting my daughter’s movement too much. I finally decided on just hot-gluing the fabric of the costume to the pot which seemed to work the best.

This homemade cactus costume was lots of fun to make and my daughter was extremely patient while wearing it to three different Halloween parties. Mom didn’t want to miss out on the fun and she dressed up as a gardener to go with the theme.