Sexy Chiquita Banana Girl (Carmen Miranda)

Sexy Chiquita Banana Girl (Carmen Miranda)

I’ve wanted to create a Chiquita Banana Girl costume for a few years now, so I was so happy to see my ideas come to life. I was inspired by a Carmen Miranda costume that I saw online. It was a yellow bra top with heaps of fake fruit attached, I thought the idea was … Read more

Cool Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

Cool Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

Bought a high-low skirt from Forever 21 and bandeau from Urban Outfitters. Made the headpiece with various fruits by hot gluing to a stretchy headband. Received so many compliments and was told I had the most unique/best costume! Loved this and I’m not sure how I’ll top it this year.

Coolest Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

I LOVE Halloween. Each and every year I try to outdo last year’s costume. I often go for hilarious, random characters and love group costumes, as well. Last year, I created and wore my favorite Halloween costume of all time: the Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume. I literally got stopped on the street asking me … Read more

Coolest Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

I started this Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume with the love of Chiquita Bananas! I handmade this outfit over a year. It seems I keep adding and adding more fruit! I am 5’5″ and with the headpiece I am now 7′ tall! I give out all Banana flavored treats with this costume, Banana lip balms, … Read more

Coolest Little Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

Homemade Little Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

My daughter always likes to be something unique for Halloween. I thought she would make the cutest Carmen Miranda Chiquita Banana Girl so I asked my mother in law to help me make a Little Chiquita Banana Girl Costume. I had an idea in my head and it turned out great. To make the hat … Read more

Carmen Miranda Halloween Costumes

I made this Carmen Miranda costume for my daughter several years ago. A friend of mine was doing an “It’s a Small World” float for our local parade. All of the children were to dress from a different country. After looking up costumes at our local library I decided on a Carmen Miranda look. I … Read more

Carmen Miranda Halloween Costumes

These kinds of Halloween costumes are really simple and easy to make. Once I gathered the materials it was under 30 minutes. The hardest part was finding a dress with fruit on it, but you could easily do your own with sewing patches or even fruit stickers. Okay, so you know those plastic fruit candies … Read more

Coolest Homemade Carmen Miranda Costume

Homemade Carmen Miranda Costume

To make this Homemade Carmen Miranda Costume, I took the bodice off of an old prom dress and hemmed it. Then I took scraps of various cloth to make the skirt and sash. The hat, of course, was the focal point. I took a piece of floral foam, used bobby pins to secure it to … Read more

Coolest Carmen Miranda DIY Costume

Carmen Miranda Costume

I had been wanting to go as Carmen Miranda for the last couple of years, but had not found the perfect dress; finally, I found it! It was a size or so small, so I bought about three yards of ribbon and a skein of embroidery thread. I sewed along either side of the zipper … Read more

Coolest Carmen Miranda Homemade Costume

Coolest Carmen Miranda Costume

My daughter has always wanted a Carmen Miranda costume because it is vibrant and unique. I began with the headpiece. It is very simple to do. I just purchased plastic fruit from my local Dollar Tree and added plume feathers that I purchased for $1.99 on eBay! All of this was randomly hot glued onto … Read more

Coolest Carmen Miranda Costume

Homemade Carmen Miranda Costume

For the Skirt: Hit the thrift stores to find a hip hugging flowering skirt that flares out at the bottom. Cut a slit up by the leg you want to show of and sew or glue some ruffles in so it adds some body and flow to the skirt. You could also use one of … Read more

Coolest Carmen Miranda Costume Idea

Carmen Miranda Costume

I’ve always loved the 1940’s and what a better costume idea to have and enjoy the look of the 40’s than a Carmen Miranda costume! I knew I’d have to make my own costume as no store bought one would do her justice. I’d never sewed before so I borrowed a friend’s sewing machine and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Carmen Miranda Halloween Costume

Homemade Carmen Miranda Halloween Costume

This Homemade Carmen Miranda Halloween Costume was fun to make. Most people today, I imagine, do not even know who Carmen Miranda was! First, I went shopping for all kinds of fruit and bright material. I took an old lime green top and sewed layers of bright material onto a piece of material and then … Read more

Coolest Homemade Chiquita Banana Costume for a Girl

Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

This Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume was handmade with lots of love by Aubrey’s grandma Nancy. She modified a pattern to create this great look that is inspired by the Chiquita Banana lady. The dress is made of shiny satin fabric with slight sparkle accents. The skirt has boning to keep its shape so each … Read more