The artistic in me struck again! Well, sort of. Hehe
Last Friday, July 22, 2016, in celebration of the Nutrition Month, students from different grade levels of SPARK Kids of Global City (the school where my daughters go to) were tasked to wear either a headdress or a costume showcasing different fruits and/or vegetables.
I browsed through the internet for some ideas and inspirations, and I decided to recreate this one - a Strawberry costume!
|(photo taken from the internet)|
As my daughter only advised me a day before about the costume "thingy", I opted for a costume that I can easily make, nothing grand as there was also no mention of any costume competition anyway.
Well, I was wrong. From each level, the teachers awarded two winners of Best in Costume! Fortunately, my daughter's Strawberry costume still bagged an award! Thanks to the effort and creativity of her loving Papa who made all the efforts to finish her costume ( I was supposed to be the one to do the job, but I was not feeling well so I just asked my husband to do it instead). Thank you so, so, so much! :)
|Yna with her classmates in their costumes.|
|Winners from different grade levels...|
So, how to make a Strawberry Costume?
As much as I really wanted to do a step by step instruction, with matching illustrations of of the procedures, unfortunately, I was not able to take photos as I was already fast asleep when hubby started to make the costume. :) So please, just bear with me and hopefully you can still be able to recreate this simple yet award-winning Strawberry costume (naks)!
1. Big carton (depending on the wearer's built). You can use either new or used ones. As for us, we used the box which previously contained our TV.
2. Red felt paper. You can also use red cloth but I really prefer felt paper because of its texture.
3. Green Crepe paper
5. Glue/double adhesive tape
6. White sticker paper / garter
7. White crayon
Step by step Instructions:
1. Measure the body size of the person who's going to wear the costume. The lenght should start from the shoulder upto the knee. But, actually, it depends really on how big the costume you really want it to be, it is really your call. And that same principle goes to the width of your costume too! :) Just make sure that the width is proportionate to the length of the costume.
2. Draw your pattern. Use a pencil so can easily erase your mistake, just in case. :) Make two identical patterns.
3. Cut your patterns into shape.
4. Cover your pattern with the red felt paper (or red cloth). Use double adhesive tape to secure the felt paper in place.
5. To connect the two patterns in order to look like a sando dress, you can make extensions similar to a sando. Cover the same with white sticker paper. But if you find this step a little hard to do, you can just connect the two patterns with a garter! Much easier, right?!
6. After connecting the two strawberry patterns, draw and cut some leave patterns using the green crepe paper. Attach the leaves to your strawberries. These leaves should serve as the calyx of your strawberry.
This is how your strawberry should look like after you have attached the leaves:
7. For the final touch, using a white crayon, draw the "seeds" or the "achenes" (which are actually the plant's ovaries), and your done!
|The Finished Product...|
And here is the complete look! Very easy, right?!
|Yna, My Strawberry Girl!|
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