DIY: Farmer's Wife Costumes

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)

Step 1

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

Step 2

Tie a long white apron around your waist.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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.

Tip

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

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