Like most, I struggled to find a creative, non-provocative costume for a Halloween party I was attending this year. After walking down the aisles at a local store, I saw my inspiration for my costume: a clearance picnic basket.
The most time consuming part of this DIY picnic Halloween costume was figuring out where to find the materials I needed to look like a picnic. After shopping for the materials, the actual costume took less than 20 minutes to ensemble. My total cost for the costume was under $30, too!
Basket: $11 (Wal-mart) Fake fruit: $1 each = $7 total (Dollar Tree) Paper plates, cups, utensils, and napkins = $1 each = $4 (Dollar Tree) Red and White material: 2 yards for $5.99 (JoAnn's Fabrics)
Total spent: $27.99
I had the bread, chips, headband and blanket (that lined inside of the basket) already at home. I just hot-glued the plate, napkin, cup, and utensils onto a headband; cut a hole in the middle of the material, and placed the fake fruit and food into the basket. It didn't take much to fill the basket because I lined it with a big blanket to take up some extra space. Later on in the evening, my sister drew ants on my face just for fun!
This DIY picnic Halloween costume was extremely comfortable and the basket was lightweight! I had a lot of compliments throughout the night! It was definitely one of the least expensive and less time consuming costume I've ever made!
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A meal to go takes on a whole new meaning. I made a Homemade Picnic Basket Costume. Using tablecloth fabric, I sewed a dress that fitted over an eyelet dress (to represent paper doilies). I glued plastic ants to the hem and neckline. I cut off the bottom of a basket and used duct tape and glue gun to attach plates, cups and napkins to the basket's rim. I used a glue gun to attach the fork and knife to a napkin to make my "bow-tie".
If your basket is big enough, you could stick in an empty can of chips, empty bottle of wine, bag of cookies, water, or anything you want to keep handy at a picnic. I stepped into the basket and it stayed in place. I stacked cups and kept my cell phone and camera in them while I walked around. Grass would've been a nice touch, but I was in a hurry. You could use green fun foam, cut to look like grass, or some astro-turf, and stick these to your shoes or flip flops. Hope this helps.
I wanted to do a unique costume that no one else would have. The two main items that I bought for this Picnic Table DIY Halloween Costume were a vinyl picnic table cover and a 50 piece play food set. I first cut a hole in the middle of the table cover so that I could wear it like a poncho. I then glued on the paper plates, napkins, plastic silverware, and juice boxes.
Next I glued the food onto the plates. The pieces of food that I used were a hamburger, hot dog, strawberries, and corn on the cob with butter. I put a plate in the middle which had lettuce, tomato, cheese, and bacon as toppings for the hamburger. I used ketchup and mustard as condiments for the food. Donuts were served for dessert!
This costume was a huge hit at the party I went but unfortunately didn’t win most creative.
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