I wanted to do a Homemade Mother Nature Costume differently from any I'd seen before. I wanted it to be feminine but not fairy-like. I was very happy with the look of this cool homemade Mother Nature costume; I let my hair flow loose, walked barefoot and felt extremely comfortable in my dress. The basics of this outfit were everyday items and consisted of:
- A simple brown maxi dress bought from a popular discount retailer, with green leaves, autumn leaves, and small flower decorations sewn on. These decorations were all bought from a common craft store.
- A brown headband bought at the drug store with the same green leaves and flower decorations sewn on.
- Handmade jewelry which comprised flower dangle earrings, a necklace, two bracelets and two anklets adorned with various leaf charms. All of these materials, including the chain and leaf clasps, were bought at a common craft store. I used double ring connectors to make the jewelry, so it was as simple as putting keys on a key ring.
- Everyday makeup with appropriate colors. I used brown and green eye shadow, and spread a dusting of gold powder all over. A skilled make-up artist could really have fun with this though, adding more colors, glitter, and drawing vines on the face.
- Nude-colored flip-flops, bought at a common discount retailer, were worn when going out.
The total time spent on shopping, jewelry making and sewing was ten hours.
The total cost for all materials, although not everything mentioned above is necessary, was $75.
This is my Mother Nature costume. It started out as a tree costume for a charity event at a wild life preserve. I have been lucky to get to wear it a few more times for green festivals.
This costume took quite a bit of time to make. It is made of vines, leafs and flowers which were purchased at the craft store. I have woven and sewn the leafs and flowers into mesh netting. I am wearing stilts for extra height (don't try this at home...I am a professional stilt performer). I topped it off with a leafy hand woven wig and tiara of flowers and butterflies. Each of the flowers have crystal stones in the middle for extra sparkle.
My sewing room looked like a garden after I was through making this! It took forever to clean up but I had a great time making it! Hope you all enjoy this costume!
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I'm a mom, and what sort of costume fits best to us moms, but Mother Nature?! This was a super easy costume to throw together.
I used a burgundy colored "fairy" costume, made of a sheer fabric, and tied it back with a burgundy/silver ribbon. I found silver sandals at the thrift store for a couple bucks to match the ribbon. Underneath, I wore a pair of black pants and a black shirt, and I topped it off with a harvest-colored floral arrangement, meant to go around a pillar candle. I simply attached the floral arrangement to my hair with bobby pins, and I became "Mother Nature".
The fairy costume worked perfectly because it was sheer enough to flow with the wind.
I had ONE free evening to come up with a costume, and since I had all of the supplies left over from my daughters fairy party, I decided to recycle them into a costume as Mother Nature.
I had a bolt of green tulle that I sewed onto the sleeves of my shirt. I also used the tulle to create a scarf and a head wreath with a long veil in the back. I used leftover ivy, silk flowers, birds, fruit and butterflies and sewed them onto everything. I also found these cool long false eyelashes that were lined with green rhinestones, and then painted on some leafy swirls with green face paint.
This Mother Nature Costume is made with a green polo neck shirt, green leggings and a green circle skirt we bought from the Thrift store. Lengths of green sheer fabric were sewn over the skirt for a textured effect.
Flowers, birds, leaves, butterflies and ivy were bought from the Dollar store and added, with a glue gun, to the skirt and top. A headband was made from ivy with a large butterfly on the side (glue gun). Face paint finished the look.