Most people don't care much for bumble bees on a day-to-day basis, yet dressing as a bumble bee for Halloween is quite common. Dressing as a bee isn't just for kids, a bumble bee costume can be fun for an adult too. Plus, you can make a bumble bee costume at home with little to no craft skill. As long as you can cut and paste you make your own bee costume in no time flat.
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Things you need
- Black clothing
- Black gloves
- Black shoes
- Yellow felt
- Fabric glue
- Black paint
- Black headband
- Pipe cleaners
- Black poster-board
- Safety pin
Select black clothing because you will dress in black from neck to toe. Look for a black body suit, or a black one-piece pajama. If your legs are exposed you will need black tights. You will also need black gloves and shoes.
Cut yellow felt into strips. Glue the yellow strips onto your black clothing so you have the black and yellow stripe pattern of a bumble bee. The stripes should be evenly spaced.
Cut a stinger out of cardboard. The stinger should be shaped like a triangle. Paint the stinger black. After the paint has dried cut a slit in the stinger so you can feed a black belt through it and wear the stinger around your waist facing the back.
Use black and yellow pipe cleaners to make antenna. Wrap the black pipe cleaners around a black headband, have them stick straight up after they are attached and wrap the top of each black pipe cleaner with a yellow pipe cleaner and roll the yellow pipe cleaner into a ball.
Draw wings for your bumble bee costume on a piece of black poster-board. To make them symmetrical bend the poster-board in half and draw one wing on the bend so that when you cut the wing and unfold the poster-board you have to identical wings. Use a hole punch to make a hole in the centre of your wings. Attach the wings to the middle back of your costume by clipping a safety pin through the hole.
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