How to make a Little Bo Peep costume

Written by ehow contributor | 13/05/2017
How to make a Little Bo Peep costume
Little Bo Peep is a shepherdess in a famous nursery rhyme. (Getty Thinkstock)

It's often difficult to come up with a cute, creative Halloween costume. A Little Bo Peep fancy dress is the perfect solution for both young girls and adult women. Just follow the steps below to create your own Little Bo Peep costume.

Find a bonnet to wear on your head. Visit some thrift stores or costume shops if you prefer to purchase one. If you'd rather make your own bonnet, find an inexpensive, flexible straw hat and cover the top portion with some soft, silky material. Manipulate the brim of the hat to create a more bonnet-like look. Then, use ribbons and flowers to decorate the hat.

Wear a light-coloured dress with short, puffy sleeves and a large, hoop-style skirt. Find a white petticoat to wear over the top of the dress. Short, white gloves will complete the look--the more ruffles and bows, the better.

Remember to include a shepherd's crook. The staff should be quite tall, so you may need to buy a special prop or make it yourself. If you have to make your own, collect cardboard paper towel rolls and tape them together with white duct tape. You'll have to work with the cardboard to create the curved section at the top of the staff. When you're finished, use a large ribbon to tie a big bow on the upper half of the staff.

Go easy on the make-up. Little Bo Peep was an innocent young girl, so some light blush and mascara should be adequate.

Enlist the help of a friend or significant other and ask them to dress up as a sheep.

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