You can learn how to make a flower costume for Halloween or for your next costume party. Be creative and you can make a costume for an adult, child or even for your pet. There are many different types of flowers and only your imagination will be the limit. Start with step 1 to learn how.
Part 1 of 3: Margarita for the face
Step 1. Measure the face
Measure the outline of the face of the person who will be wearing the flower costume. If you are making a homemade daisy costume or some other flower costume for a dog, measure the outline of its neck.
Step 2. Cut and make the base
Cut a 2-inch (5.10 cm) strip of fabric (thin felt is best) based on the distance from the person's face or dog's neck plus 2 inches (5.08 cm) of long. This fabric will look better if it is green. Next, fold the fabric in half its length, then iron it to make the fold sharper.
Step 3. Make the petals
Draw the petals on the white or yellow felt. Make the petals 3 inches (7.62 cm) wide at the bottom and pointed at the top. The length of the petals is up to you. You could make each petal the same length as the person's face.
Make enough petals to surround the entire strip of fabric on the daisy or sunflower costume. Leave 2 inches (5.08 cm) on one side for the velcro closure
Step 4. Cut and fold the petals
Cut each petal and fold it in half lengthwise. Iron them to form a crease.
Step 5. Place the petals
Stretch the fabric out on your work surface. The folded and ironed side should face you. Now fold the last 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) of each petal inward and place the petals in a row in the center of the fabric strip, matching the folds. The tips of the petals should face away from you.
Step 6. Join the petals
Thread 18-inch-long thread onto a sewing needle. Tie a knot at one end of the thread. Push the needle through the back side of the fabric, up to the folded part of the first petal. Don't pull the needle with the thread through the center of the petal so that it sticks out when wearing the flower costume. Sew all the petals by hand, attaching the folded part of each petal to the strip of fabric with a hem stitch.
Try to use a long thread, but if you have to break it, break it up and divide it into sections
Step 7. Put on a clasp
Cut a 2-inch strip of velcro. Separate both sides, then pin the rough side of the velcro to the top of the fabric strip where there is 2 inches of extra fabric. Then pin the soft side of the velcro to the wrong side of the fabric strip, on the opposite side, under the petal. Sew the velcro by hand.
Step 8. Put on the costume
Wrap the petal headband around the person's face or around the dog's neck. You may need to put bobby pins under the strip of fabric to hold it in place if you're wearing it around your face. If the petals are not standing straight, you can glue plastic straws to the back to make them straight.
Part 2 of 3: Leaf Arms
Step 1. Make your pattern
Draw a leaf shape on large pieces of green felt. Instead of leaving a vertical strip for the stem, make an additional horizontal strip. This will help you make a fist that will be attached to the arm.
Step 2. Cut and finish your sheet
Cut out the pattern you made. You could also paint some veins on the sheet or add some touches to it, such as painting a ladybug or putting a plush ladybug.
Step 3. Add velcro
You will need to cut a square of velcro and glue or sew it on the cuff. Make sure it's a size that fits where you want to put it. It would be better around the elbow.
Step 4. Put on the sheets
Make one or two for each arm and put them on when you're done.
Part 3 of 3: Body Pot
Step 1. Get a flowerpot
This should be a large pot with the base wider than your hips. It should also be made of plastic, rather than terracotta or similar materials.
Step 2. Cut some holes
You will need to use a utility knife (utility knife) or some melting technique to cut the entire bottom of the pot. Then, you will have to make four holes separated by the same distance, under the edge.
Step 3. Make straps for your shoulders
Make special bungee cord shoulder straps that have hooks on the end. You can also use thick twine if you need a more adjustable length. You can paint these straps green.
Step 4. Attach the shoulder straps
Tie the straps to the pot in the holes you made in the sides.
Step 5. Put the pot on
Put the pot on the body, placing the straps on your shoulders to hold the pot.
Step 6. Add the finishing touches
You can add some finishing touches, like putting a stuffed worm on top or gluing artificial grass to the inside of the trim.