|Bite-size Nilla Wafers, Hershey Kisses, butterscotch chips.|
and frosting in a tube used for the acorn cookies below:
As I said in this post, I decided to make a half ladybug/half bumble bee costume, an idea I took from this reversible one:
I had once been a half devil/half angel (one I made myself that was similar to the one in the photo below) . Seeing the reversible ones made me think of this one and gave me the idea to a half ladybug/half bumble bee. I don't know if anyone else has ever thought of this idea.
Once I made this decision, I went to Goodwill and dollar stores for materials. First I made the antenna, using this pattern. Here is what mine looks like:
|I sued some black felt to cut some hearts for the antenna since|
I was unable to find black pompoms anywhere in town.
The heart idea came for the antenna sold with the reversible costume.
At Goodwill, I got two shirts and some black leggings (nAnd the white ot shown) and some costume wings. looks likeI had to look in the men's shirt racks to find a solid red and a solid yellow t-shirt. One was larger than the other, I noticed after I'd paid for them and taken them home. Eventually I cut them each in half and decorated each half appropriately. Here is what is looks like:
As you can see, I cut off the sleeves and the collar. The stripes were made from duct tape from the Dollar Tree. I used most of it for the stripes, then started to use what was left of the tape for the spots. But cutting circles from the tape was a little hard, so I stuck the tape on some plastic wrap and tried to peel the spots off. But this was difficult, so I decided to buy some poster board from which to cut the circles. I attached them with tacky glue. Then I had to sew the halves together and make the bottom of the red one nearly equal to the yellow half (the red shirt was a large and the yellow a medium). I had not sewn in such a long time and this took early all day. But I was determined to get this part done in one day and I did.
And the wings I decided to make black like those in the costume picture. I did so today using black spray paint:
I will definitely be putting up pictures of the whole thing later.
I am sooooo looking forward to seeing the finished costume.
You are having, and going to have, so much fun. Keep us updated.
I'm no fun, I'm not even making a costume. But you're very creative!
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