I made this Homemade Muffin Costume for Karneval 2011 in Germany. A friend of mine wanted to celebrate her birthday in Cologne on the Wednesday before Karneval. So I had to find something really nice and I allways loved those gigantic-something-costumes, and because I felt “pink” I thought about a strawberry-muffin.
First I made the hat. The base is some kind of Chinese-style hat which I made from carboard. Then I put on some frosting using foam which is used for doors or windows. Unfortunately I couldn`t find pink foam so I had to paint it pink and glue some topping on.
The muffin itself is a white cloth which I painted lines on and ironed it to gain this muffin-base look. Then I sewed a “collar” around, which I filled with the inside of two old cussions. Finally I made a short jacket out of some shiny pink cloth, because I didnt have a pink shirt. Then glued some topping on it an this was it. The little sugar hearts were bought, the big strawberry’s were selfmade out of a funny material and finally the red sugar bits were cut off a glove for cleaning cars.