DIY: Farmer's Wife Costumes

Use a rubber chicken as a prop for the costume.
Use a rubber chicken as a prop for the costume. (Image: Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Whether you're creating a couples costume for a Halloween party, or you're little one is putting on a performance of "The Farmer in the Dell," making a farmer's wife costume is a fairly easy task. With a few simple items that you may already have in your closet, or that you can purchase inexpensively, you can transform yourself or a child into a country-styled lady who is ready to try her hand at farming.

Things You'll Need

  • Dress
  • Apron
  • Bobby pins
  • Wire-framed glasses
  • Basket
  • Hay
  • Plastic eggs
  • Fake chicken (optional)
  • Plush cat (optional)
  • Wire basket (optional)
  • Milk bottles (optional)
  • Straw hat (optional)

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Dress in a floor-length, country-style dress. A dress that features small flowers, gingham or even a plain dress is ideal.

Tie a long white apron around your waist.

Pull your hair into a ponytail and wrap it into a bun on the top of your head. Use bobby pins to secure the bun. Alternatively, instead of wearing your hair in a bun, wear a straw hat.

Put on a pair of round, wire-framed glasses.

Fill a basket with hay and set plastic eggs on top. Carry the basket around with you as an accessory to the costume. Other accessory ideas for this costume include a fake rubber or plush chicken, a plush cat and a wire basket filled with milk bottles.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you don't already own these items, you can located them in a thrift, costume or party shop.


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