This grapes costume was a relatively simple costume to make. She wore a purple sweatsuit (with a hood) and I made, out of a big piece of felt from the fabric store, an A0line shaped dress. I am not a big sewer – don’t worry, it’s easy to hide flaws with this thing.

I cut open the back and added ribbons to tie it closed, so that way it would be easy to get the balloons on and off over clothing. I blew up the balloons (from the dollar store) and safety pinned them on.

I pinned to the top of the hood some leaves I had made out of felt as well as a felt stem (I used a marker to color the stem and make it more realistic). I also cut out leaf shapes as shoe covers. I put ribbons to tie around the ankle and the bottom of the shoe.