Dress as a carrot to express your creativity on Halloween. You have several options for how to create your carrot costume, starting with an orange sweatsuit or a bodysuit as the base of your costume. You can pair up with a partner who has a pea costume for a fun pea-and-carrot tandem, or just go it alone.
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Things you need
- Orange sweatpants
- Orange sweatshirt
- Orange socks
- Orange felt
- Rubber cement
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tablespoons solid shortening
- Green food colouring
- Orange food colouring
- Green felt
- Green pipe cleaners
- Carrot juice
Dress in a bright orange sweatsuit, including sweatpants and an oversized sweatshirt. Wear bright orange socks. Cut a large carrot shape from a piece of orange felt using scissors and attach it to the front of your sweatshirt with rubber cement, which will hold better than regular glue on felt. Buy the orange felt at a fabric store.
Make green make-up by blending 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, 1 1/2 tablespoons of solid cooking shortening and 10 to 12 drops of green food colouring in a bowl. Apply the green make-up to your face using your fingers or cotton balls, to portray the green leafy part of the carrot. Use orange food colouring instead of green as an alternative, if you want to paint your face orange and leave the green for your hat.
Top off the carrot costume with a green hat. Cut out a piece of green felt, about 1 foot by 3 feet. Fold it into a cone around your head. Staple it at the rear. Buy the green felt at a fabric store.
Bend 10 green pipe cleaners into random positions. Attach the pipe cleaners to your hat using rubber cement, so they look like sprouts shooting out from the top of the carrot. Buy the pipe cleaners at a craft store or fabric store.
Fill a plastic carboy that includes a spigot and tubing with carrot juice. Buy the carboy, a type of container that holds liquid, at a home-brewing supply shop or a winemaking supply store. Hide the carboy inside your sweatsuit, running the tubing through your sleeve so that the spigot is in your hand. Walk around dispensing carrot juice from it.
Tips and warnings
- Wear orange sneakers or no shoes at all, just your orange socks, with your costume.
- Wear a bright orange bodysuit or an orange skirt with tights, as alternatives to the sweatsuit.
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