This past summer Emmy and I were out on a Saturday morning doing our thing… hitting the farmer’s market and yard sales along the way. We stopped at one yard sale and found an adorable brand new with tags small purple butterfly dog costume- perfect for Snowball! When it came time to choose what she would be this year, Emmy wanted to coordinate with Snowball. I suggested flower, fairy, another butterfly… but she picked bee! I was thrilled because I am not the master of costumes that my own mother is for my kids and was for me and this was one that I could easily create. In fact it took barely any time at all, so I thought I would share our easy 5 minute DIY bee costume with you in case your kids are in need of a quick and easy costume.
This costume was so easy to pull together. Emmy already had black leggings, a black skirt and gold pipe cleaners, so we just bought this black shirt and Yellow Duck tape from Amazon, and I found a black headband and the mask at a craft store.
I had Emmy put the black shirt on for me, and I used the the duck tape to create three stripes. I started at the seam on the side of the shirt and traveled across the front as straight and as evenly as possibly, then had Emmy turn and follow along the back bringing the tape back to its stating point. When we reached that I cut it slightly overlapping. Next I used my hands to smooth out any wrinkles and press firmly on the shirt, securing the tape in place.
For the headband I used two pipe cleaners, one per antenna. I found the center point and placed that on the underside of the headband where I wanted it. I then brought the pipe cleaner together and started twisting it which secured it in place. When I got to the top, I added a little bend to mimic a bee’s antennae.We actually had made one set of antennae with pom poms at first, but our sweet butterfly puppy got ahold of those… so these were plan b, but I think they work better as a bee anyhow.
This might be the easiest and one of the least expensive costumes we have ever put together!
And these two really are quite the pair, full of nothing but true love for one another. Our house is loud and crazy with three dogs, but I am so glad that we took the plunge with this sweet deaf puppy. She’s brought so much joy and love to Emmy, and to the rest of us… we all fall in love with her a little more every day. She’s a sweet and silly girl, which is why she’s a perfect match for Emmy. (Just so you know, she is still a puppy and of course does things that drive us crazy, like eating Emmy’s first set of antennae, eating the dirt out of houseplants, grabbing Catcher’s hind leg all the time as he tries to walk….)Emmy is looking forward to taking Snowball out when we go trick-or-treating this year. I am sure Snowball won’t know what to do with herself, but I am looking forward to one worn out puppy after a night like that!One costume down, and one to go! Wish me luck in sewing a Pokemon dragon hat… Or perhaps I should say pray for me and my sewing machine.
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