Cool Sunflower Surprise Costume for a Woman

My costume was inspired by my love for sunflowers. Being in college, I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on a pre-packaged costume (some of them run about $40-70) so I had almost given up on dressing up at all for halloween. I remember my friend told me that I remind her of a sunflower because I have blonde hair and I am always smiling and it completely inspired me to find a way to make a sunflower costume. My original idea was just to make a sunflower belt and sunflower headband and kind of give off the idea of the flower without actually being one. However, the more I spun my wheels, the more I felt like I could push the idea to make it more funny. I decided that I was going to try to manufacture a costume in which the flower petals could collapse to my sides  (on each side of my body) when my arms were down and when I grabbed the top of each of the side petals above my head, it would make the sunflower come to life. I don’t sew so I had to go to the craft store and think while I was shopping. I was able to make this costume work with popsicle sticks, felt, and a hot glue gun. Making costume was so much fun because my best college friends and I all stayed up late working on our costumes, talking, laughing, and listening to music. My friends had a huge party on halloween night and the costume was an incredible success. Everyone asked me all night what I was when my petals were collapsed and then I shocked them by lifting the petals up to make the flower. Everyonea asked me to take pictures with  and it was so great making people laugh and making light of a holiday which sometimes people take too seriously when choosing costumes. I am incredibly proud of this and I got to wear something of a symbol of what I have loved since I was a little girl.

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    • kayla

      Alexandra, please tell me how you made this? This is my dream costume and for weeks I’ve been trying to figure out how to make the pedals! it would be so helpful! thank you!

    • KMK

      it would be great to know HOW to make this…


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