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Coolest Homemade Hydrangea Flower Costume 18

by Michelle from Gnomeclothes
(West Lafayette, IN)

Homemade Hydrangea Flower Costume

Homemade Hydrangea Flower Costume

This homemade hydrangea flower costume was made for my daughter when she was 3 years old. She absolutely loved the hydrangea flowers that we had growing outside of our house and just HAD to be a hydrangea for Halloween.

Where to start… I found a plain green turtleneck and some textured green fabric at the thrift store. I made a simple pair of green pants. I sewed some leaf shapes, which I cut from felt, onto the neckline of the turtleneck. For the back I shaped some leafs out of wire coat hangers and stitched some of the green fabric over the top to make some leaf wings. I used more wire, with fabric tube wrapping, to make the stems of the flowers.

On top of the stems I glued some large Styrofoam balls. For the flower balls I made small holes in the Styrofoam with a pen. I put glue in each hole and using the contrasting flower shapes I pushed them into the holes to create a flower ball. I attached the leaf wings and the stems in the back and added some elastic to fit around her arms. Since the balls were a bit top heavy I had to add a tie to keep them from falling forward. So there are two green ties around her chest with felt flowers glued to the bottom.

I covered a regular thick headband with a fabric tube. I then sewed up some flower petals out of felt and inserted a thin wire to keep the shape. I stitched the petals onto the headband and glued some small flower shapes for added dimension.

For the shoe covers I cut some felt to fit over her shoes with a hole in the back large enough for her foot to fit through. I then sewed some elastic to the middle of both sides which fit under her shoes to contour over her foot and so that they would stay on.

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