How to Make a Broccoli Costume

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How to Make a Broccoli Costume
Broccoli makes an unusual Halloween costume. (broccoli image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

Many people like to have unusual costumes for Halloween or other costume parties. One unusual costume you can create is broccoli. A broccoli costume is very versatile. You can be a plain stalk of broccoli, add some blood and an angry expression to become evil broccoli or give the broccoli a gun or sword to hold to become a nightmare broccoli. The costume is very simple to make, and only requires a few simple craft supplies and no special skills. There is no sewing, and the project should take less than one hour to complete.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 2 green pool noodles
  • Green long-sleeve shirt
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Large brimmed hat
  • Green craft foam
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Green trousers
  • Blue ribbon
  • Felt

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut the pool noodles in half with scissors. Cut one end of each noodle into a pointed shape. Set the small pieces aside for use later.

  2. 2

    Lay the shirt down on a flat surface. Glue the pool noodles to the middle of the shirt with hot glue.

  3. 3

    Cut strips of craft foam into a wavy pattern. Cut strips in varying heights, from about 6 inches high to 18 inches high.

  4. 4

    Fold the craft foam into a fan or accordion pattern. Staple the foam to the brim and crown of the hat. Layer the foam pieces from the shortest around the brim to the tallest near the crown of the hat. You can anchor the foam in place with hot glue if you are afraid it will loosen.

  5. 5

    Glue wavy craft foam pieces to the top of the pool noodles for broccoli leaves. Glue the short pool noodles to the crown of the hat.

  6. 6

    Put on the sweatshirt, trousers and sunhat. Tie a blue ribbon around the pool noodles to simulate the rubber band holding the broccoli stalks together just like in the grocery store.

Tips and warnings

  • If the staples from the hat bother you or stick in your hair, you can line the inside of the hat with felt and glue it in place with hot glue. This will protect the head from the staples.

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