Creating a frog costume requires specific items of clothing to use as a foundation for the costume. Using innovative ideas, frog costumes can range from basic construction to intricate works of art. A few ideas for a frog costume include tree frogs, a frog prince and Kermit the frog. Make frog costumes for any age group at any budget.
Basic Frog Costume For Baby
Creating a frog costume for an infant requires a green hoodie to keep the baby warm while the hood can be used as the frog's face. Use green sweat pants to recreate the look of a frog's legs and green mittens for webbed hands to complete the costume. Glue google eyes onto the hood for an adorable froggy face. Enhance the costume with yellow or white felt glued to the front of the hoodie.
Basic Children's Frog Costume
Using a green sweatshirt and sweatpants as the foundation of the costume; use a green baseball hat to make the frog's head. Cut two circles out of cardboard and glue google eyes on them. Glue the eyes onto the cap and use red felt to make the tongue. Cut red felt out in the shape of a tongue and glue it to the underside of the cap. Webbed hands and feet can be made out of cardboard, then tied with string around the child's ankles and wrists. To add extra flair to the webbed hands and feet, glue green glitter to the cardboard, or paint the cardboard green. Another idea for a frog costume is to purchase rubber insects and glue them on the tongue or sweatshirt.
Tree Frog Costume
Tree frogs are brightly coloured with orange arms and legs. Instead of using a basic green sweat suit as the foundation, choose a bright orange, yellow or blue sweats. The eyes of a tree frog are bright red or orange with a long black slit as the pupil. Instead of using google eyes, paint cut out circles of cardboard red with black slits. Use fabric paint to create black spots or stripes on the sweat shirt and trousers.
Frog Prince Costume
Make a frog prince costume using the basic children's costume as a foundation. Using yellow construction paper, cut out the shape of the crown and fasten it together using tape or glue. The crown can be decorated with markers, sequins, or glitter. Have the child wear the crown on top of the hoodie or baseball cap. This costume can become more detailed by making a belt with a sword out of construction paper, or purchasing toy swords and armour.
Kermit the Frog Costume
Kermit the Frog is known for the zigzagged collar around his neck. Using the basic frog costume as a foundation, the collar can be added for detail. To create the collar, use light green felt. Measure the neck and cut a wide band out of the felt the same length as the neck. Fasten the collar with Velcro, and cut a zigzag pattern out of the felt the same length as the collar. Attach the zigzag piece to the collar using double sided tape. Wear the collar around the neck to resemble Kermit the Frog.