Homemade Farmer Costume Ideas

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Homemade Farmer Costume Ideas
Get your farmer costume dirty for a realistic appearance. (Farmer image by Benjamin Huseman from Fotolia.com)

A homemade farmer costume is a simple costume that you may be able to throw together using items from your closet. Look for old clothing to make the costume as a dirty or worn appearance will enhance the overall effect. If you would like to give the clothes a dirty appearance but the thought of wearing dirty clothing repulses you, apply a little brown shoe polish to a rag and rub it into the fabric.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Denim Overalls
  • Plaid flannel shirt
  • Trucker hat
  • Bandanna
  • Milk bucket

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  1. 1

    Scour your closet for an old pair of denim overalls. If you don't own overalls, look for a pair at a thrift store. They do not have to fit properly as a slightly too large pair of overalls will work just fine.

  2. 2

    Pair the overalls with a plaid flannel shirt. This is another item you can find at a thrift store if you cannot locate one in your own wardrobe.

  3. 3

    Wear a trucker hat or a wide brimmed straw hat. Farmers spend a great deal of time working outdoors and need a good hat to protect them from the sun.

  4. 4

    Tie a bandanna loosely around your neck or tuck it halfway into the front pocket on your overalls.

  5. 5

    Equip trick-or-treating farmers with a shiny metal milk bucket to collect their treats.

Tips and warnings

  • Load young farmers into a wagon containing straw and several stuffed farm animals such as pigs, horses and chicken. This will prevent young children from becoming tired and cranky while trick-or-treating.
  • If your flannel shirt or your overalls have a hole (or even if they don't), patch it with a different colour of fabric to add character to your farmer costume.

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