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
Fake chicken (optional)
Plush cat (optional)
Wire basket (optional)
Milk bottles (optional)
Straw hat (optional)
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.
If you don't already own these items, you can located them in a thrift, costume or party shop.