Easy Ways to Make a Bee Costume

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Easy Ways to Make a Bee Costume
Stand out in your own bee costume. (Thomas Northcut/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Children and adults like to dress up for various occasions. Dressing up like a bee can be fun for all in the family. The costumes can be worn for parties or during Halloween. You can stand out with your own homemade costume; change it up from the ordinary and add extra detail to express yourself.

Young Child

Children like to play dress up. Making a bee costume is easy with a few items that are probably in your home. You can take black trousers, shorts or skirt and sew yellow strips of fabric in a vertical line on the clothing. Paint can be used too, but may not be as easily seen as using pieces of yellow fabric. For the upper portion, the child can don a black fitted shirt, or body suit. To make the antennae, use a head band and craft pipe cleaners. You can make the wings if you like, by using black wire that's bendable. Use Velcro to attach the wings to the bee costume.

Easy Ways to Make a Bee Costume
You can easily make your own bee costume. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Sew/Hot Glue Alternating Colors

Sewing and gluing is an easy way t make a bee costume . The length you choose is up to you, but it should reach about 4 inches to 5 inches below the waist. If you start off with a black top, then sew or use a hot glue gun to apply yellow strips of fabric or paper across the shirt. Place the distance of the strip about 4 inches from each other. Wear black tights and shoes to finish the look.

Shiny Bee

This costume is not only easy to make, but you will stand out. Take a large trash bag and make a whole in the bottom. This will be where your head goes. Take cotton and fill the trash bag so it looks full. Next, take yellow tape and make stripes around the trash bag. Be sure there is enough spacing between each yellow stripe. of tape. To hold up the costume, tape the ends of the bag around your waist to hold the cotton inside. Where black jeans or tights. Add a headband with pipe cleaners and pom-poms to complete your shiny look.

Balloon Bee

This type of costume will draw stares, questions and smiles. It works best for adults. Wear tights or a leotard. For the head band, use a black band and blow up two yellow balloons to tape to the head band. Use yellow balloons and attach them to the leotard. Attach the blown up balloons in rows. For this costume, water balloons may be used or regular latex balloons. Try to keep the balloons the same size or as closely sized as possible.

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