Choosing a Halloween costume is part of the fun of the fall season. There are countless Halloween costume ideas, from holiday favorites like ghosts and witches to trending costumes based on the year's hottest movies. You can always buy a ready-made costume on Amazon or make any complex costume that you have the time and skill to put together.
However, if you are looking for some fun, last-minute dress-up ideas, consider a fruit costume. A DIY strawberry costume is a charming idea for Halloween. It's a sweet outfit that makes the fruit trend wearable for parties and events. This DIY strawberry Halloween costume tutorial requires basic supplies and zero sewing skills.
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Things You'll Need
Black card stock
White chalk pencil
Hot glue gun
9-inch-by-12-inch green felt sheet (2)
Craft wire (22- to 24-inch gauge)
Black construction paper can be used in place of card stock.
1. Make a strawberry seed template
Cut out a seed shape from the cardboard. A seed shape is an oval that is pointed at the top end. It looks similar to a tear drop shape. The cardboard seed will be your pattern.
Draw a seed shape on the cardboard before cutting. This drawing can act as a template or cutting guide.
Using the white chalk pencil, trace the cardboard seed onto the black paper.
2. Trace the seed template
Repeat until you have traced the seed about 40-50 times. (The total number of seeds depends on your preference.)
Rotate the cardboard seed 180 degrees each time you trace it. This will interlock the shapes, allowing the greatest number of seeds to fit on the card stock.
3. Cut out the seed shapes
Cut along the white outline to cut out the black seeds.
4. Attach the seeds to the dress
Attach each seed to the dress using hot glue. Hot glue 20-25 paper seeds onto the front of the dress. Repeat on the back. Don't think too much about the placement of each seed. Remember, the seeds on a real strawberry are scattered randomly.
Be cautious when using hot glue. The glue is extremely hot when it first leaves the hot glue gun. Never touch hot glue until it has completely dried.
5. Glue wire to the green felt
Cut three strands of wire measuring 9 inches each. The wire strands should fit the 9-inch span of the felt. Place the wires on top of the felt, spacing them out evenly. Hot glue the wire to the felt.
Repeat with the remaining wire strands.
Don't worry if the glue looks messy. It will be covered up and will not be visible in the finished project.
Apply another line of glue along one wire. Place the second sheet of felt on top, making sure to line up the edges. Repeat with the remaining two wires, one by one. and press down to secure and make sure the wire does not move.
6. Cut out the strawberry leaves
Choose a strand of wire to start with. Find it between the felt sheets. Starting at the bottom end of the wire, cut across the 9-inch span of felt. The cut should be a curved line that ends right next to the top end of the wire.
Each strand of wire runs down the center of each leaf. Use the wire as a guide when cutting the felt.
Cut across the left side of the wire and repeat with the two remaining strands of wire.
7. Attach the leaf shapes to the headpiece
Rest the beanie on a flat surface. Place the three leaves on top, tilting the left and right leaves outward. If you prefer, you can use a green headband in place of a beanie.
Hot glue the leaves in place then bend the leaves upward.
8. Complete the no-sew strawberry costume
Wear the beanie and dress together to complete the final look. You can always add tights underneath your dress if the weather is cool.