Homemade Carrot Costumes

Written by erin ringwald | 13/05/2017
Homemade Carrot Costumes
Dress up as a carrot for your next costume party. (carrot image by Henryk Olszewski from Fotolia.com)

Choosing the perfect outfit for your next costume party or to wear for trick-or-treating at Halloween can be a challenge with the number of commercial costume choices available. If you are looking for a different and fun costume, consider a carrot costume. Making your own costume takes little time to create and requires little more than a sweat suit, a ball cap and some yarn to complete.

Wear an orange pair of sweat pants and matching orange sweat shirt. If you cannot find a set in the right shade of orange, purchase a white set and use fabric dye to colour it orange. Follow the package directions for appropriate dying method. Many fabric dyes have options to pour the colouring into the washer with the clothing. Wear orange socks and orange gloves as well.

Crumple up newspaper and stuff it into a pair of white canvas shoes to protect the insides of the shoes. Use orange spray paint that matches the colour of your sweat suit, and spray the shoes, including the laces. Allow the paint to dry. Alternately, you can use the fabric dye to colour the shoes.

Cut out strips of reddish-orange yarn. The strips should be long enough to encircle the entire width of your body. You need a total of seven lengths. Use hot glue to attach the lengths of yarn to the sweat suit by wrapping them around the suit. These are the veins of the carrot.

Wrap a piece of green yarn around a 6-inch square of cardboard. Wrap it around 10 to 15 times. This will loop the yarn. Use scissors to cut along the edge of the cardboard and snip the yarn into individual lengths. Tie a 3-inch piece of green yarn around the centre of the yarn to hold it in place. Use hot glue to attach the tuft of green yarn to the top centre of an orange ball cap. As before, if you cannot find a hat in the right colour, you can dye a white one with fabric dye.

Apply orange face paint to your face to finish the look.

Things you need

  • Sweat trousers
  • Sweat shirt
  • Fabric dye
  • Newspaper
  • White canvas shoes
  • Yarn
  • Hot glue
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Ball cap
  • Orange face paint

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