October 29, 2018

Watermelon Costume

Keeping with the food theme from my Halloween costume last year, I decided to find a somewhat low maintenance costume since last year's donut took some effort to make. I'm not how my search ended when I found this watermelon costume but I knew it would be the perfect, easy project for me this year.
I went the no-sew route since I wanted to rewear the dress but also because I don't know how to sew beyond VERY basic skills. I used a ribbon for the rind, which was attached with hemming tape but I've also seen tutorials that used green duct tape. Either option is pretty low maintenance! 
DIY Watermelon Costume adapted from Studio DIY
Supplies:
a-line red dress (mine came from Old Navy)
2.5 inch or wider green ribbon
black duct tape
hemming tape
scissors
Directions:
1. Cut ribbon and line the bottom of the dress with ribbon. Attach with hemming tape. (I used green ribbon with wire, which gave the dress more of a flared structure but it was a little difficult to line up against the dress).
2. Cut seed shapes out of black duct tape and attach to dress.
3. Accessorize with some watermelon earrings or a headband (I found one at target).

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