Better late than never I say! After the pineapple costume was a hit, I’ve had a few requests for more fruit costumes. And, well, I listened!! So here’s a quick and easy little DIY strawberry costume you can whip up with some paper and a red dress. Just make sure you find a partner in crime (partner in fruit?) to be the pineapple, too!
What You’ll Need
- Red Dress
- Strawberry Hat Template (Printed on 11×17″ Paper)
- Adhesive White Felt
- Green Poster Board or Cardstock
- Small Cup, Candy Cup or Small Round Box (I used one of these!)
- Computer Paper
- Hot Glue Gun
How To Make A Strawberry Costume
1. Cut out several leaf shapes from your poster board/cardstock using the template provided. Cut a 3″ slit in the bottom of each.
2. Overlap the pieces on each side of the slit to give shape to the leaf. Secure with a bead of hot glue.
3. Run your fingers over the leaves several times to curve them more.
4. Poke a hole on each side of your cup or box. Cut two pieces of ribbon, long enough to tie around your head and string one through each hole, tying a knot to secure.
5. Starting at the front of your cup, hot glue one leaf to the center front.
6. Glue a second leaf right next to it, and continue gluing leaves on (one by one), working your way around the cup until it’s covered.
7. Cut a tall stem shape out of your poster board/cardstock.
8. Fold over about 1.5″ to form a tab at the bottom and glue to the top of your cup. If your stem needs support, cut a small strip of poster board and glue it to the stem and to the cup, letting it curve in the middle to stabilize the stem.
9. For the dress, cut out a bunch of tear drop shapes from adhesive white felt and adhere to dress! If they don’t adhere securely (this will vary depending on the fabric of the dress), you can either hot glue them on (permanent) or hand stitch them on (removable).
All Photos by Jeff Mindell
And that’s a wrap! Take your new fancy costume out for a spin! Like, literally, a spin. Jeff called me “The Dancing Fruit” when we photographed this.
Don’t forget! If you make a costume this Halloween from Studio DIY, be sure and tag #studiodiyincostume on Instagram to share it with everyone!