Earlier in the week I promised I’d reveal my littles’ costumes. Sadie is going to be a bee, a cute little bee. This costume was super easy to make and very inexpensive. It didn’t really take a lot of time either. So here’s how you can diy a bee costume for your toddler.
Black top and black pants
yellow Duck tape
antenna and stinger
I purchased the top and bottom a size larger than what Sadie is currently wearing because it’s usually cold on Halloween night in central Indiana. I could have gone another size larger, leaving extra room to layer up underneath her bee costume. Both pieces were purchased at Walmart for $3.88 each.
Did I tell you this is easy? Cause it is super easy! Just lay the shirt on a flat surface and decide where you want stripes to be. I pulled enough tape to be longer than the shirt was wide, then applied it to the shirt leaving enough so the ends wrapped around and overlapped in the back.
I cut a small piece of duct tape to be a spacer so the yellow stripes were spaced the same width apart and the black stripes would be the same width as the yellow.
For the neck area I cut slits and folded the duct tape inside.
Do the same for the pants.
There are a lot of tutorials out there to make tutus. We actually had this yellow tutu from last year when my oldest daughter went as Bat girl. I just adjusted the elastic waist band to fit Sadie. I was going to make the antenna but found this cute set with a fun stinger at Target for less than $5.
The wings came from the Dollar Tree, either there are a lot of DIY bee costumes or they didn’t make many in yellow, there were lots of pink and green wings there. Luckily I found a yellow one at the back of the rack.
I took these photos right before lunch. Just as we were finishing up Daddy came home, the look on his face was priceless, I think the finished results were a success.
You can just barely see her little stinger in her tutu.
Come back later in the week to see what Nolan will be. In a corny way Sadie and Nolan’s costumes go together. Any guesses as to what he’ll be?
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