Family Tree Costume

I used a pop-up laundry basket for the torso of the costume and covered it with a large turtle neck shirt. I stapled the basket to the shirt around the collar and bottom hem, and then stuffed the sleeves with small dryer vent hoses. Then I covered the whole torso with paper mache strips of parcel wrapping paper. When it dried completely I dry brushed several layers of brown paint colors to look like wood, and then stapled and wired vines, leaves and small doll figures on the “tree trunk,” I used pyjama pants for the bottom half, stuffed the legs with large dryer vent hoses, and then paper mached the pants.

I used the same paint colors and dry brushed them to look like wood, but also glued wood mulch chips to the pant legs. I bought a metallic mask from the store, and dry brushed it to look like wood and glued grass on it to resemble hair. For the treetop, I used a bike helmet. I sanded it and then painted it to look like wood. I plugged the holes with styrofoam pieces and stuck silk tree leaves in the holes.

Family Tree Costume

Family Tree Costume

Family Tree Costume

Family Tree Costume

Family Tree Costume

Family Tree Costume

Family Tree Costume

Family Tree Costume



Coolest Homemade Costume Contest 2021