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Fall Tree - Homemade costumes for boys

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Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Amy, the 'Fall Tree' costume creator:

My 7 year old grandson, Adam Sheppard, is wearing the costume. He and I made the costume together. He loves trees and said that is what is wanted to be for Halloween. We purchased brown knit fabric, made a jumpsuit and hat. Used black marker to create knots and bark, and added plastic leaves. For the headdress, we used cardboard, made a circle to fit around his head and cut branches from the top of the circle. We covered it with the brown fabric and made straps which came down over his shoulders and under his armpits and put velcro on the straps to close them. He made leaves out of paper. He used real leaves and traced the leaves with crayons. Then he attached stiff interfacing to them. This is why he has such a variety of leaves on the headdress. He also added some artifical leaves to fill the headdress. We attached brown gloves and a squirrel in one of the knots for character. He loved his costume and we hope you do too.

Rating: 5.0 of 5. Votes: 22

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#1 comment by Uncle Rick November 10, 2012

Great costume, Adam and Gran!

#2 comment by Karen Whelan November 10, 2012

What a fabulous project for grandmother and grandson. Very creative!

#3 comment by Rita Freed November 10, 2012

What an original idea! Looks great.

#4 comment by Aunt Bubba November 10, 2012

Cool! I Never saw such a cute tree before!

#5 comment by Joanne Conte November 10, 2012

Love this costume! Great teamwork!

#6 comment by Darci Whelan November 11, 2012

This is the best tree ever! I would love to have a few in my yard!

#7 comment by Mrs. Dub November 11, 2012

The best tree ever! How clever!

#8 comment by Sophie Whelan November 12, 2012

I wish I could make a costume this awesome!

#9 comment by Cathy Vasco November 12, 2012

What a wonderful idea...GREAT JOB!! AWESOME!!! THE BEST !!!

#10 comment by Ginny November 12, 2012

LOVE IT! Great Job Adam & Amy!

#11 comment by Robert batt November 13, 2012

Your costume rocks and should enter every year.

#12 comment by Jimmy November 13, 2012

Where's the person in the constume??!

#13 comment by Peg Wright November 13, 2012

Adam and Amy-that is the coolest costume I have ever seen. It's so creative. Amy, you are my hero! Thanks for sharing this site and your ideas!

#14 comment by Janet November 14, 2012

VERY NICE.....YOU DID AN AWESOME JOB!!!!

#15 comment by Amy Sheppard November 14, 2012

Thanks to all of you who have praised our Fall Tree costume. Adam and I are grateful. We are glad we entered the contest. This website is great and I have gotten many new ideas for next years Halloween Parades. Adam and Amy

#16 comment by Madison November 19, 2012

I really like this costume! I think this is way cool!

#17 comment by Rosemary November 20, 2012

How clever! It is neat that you love trees so much.

#18 comment by Nate November 20, 2012

Awesome costume, one of the best!

#19 comment by Emi August 27, 2013

So cute! How did you make the headdress? It looks so great!

#20 comment by Amy Sheppard August 28, 2013

I used a piece of cardoard and formed it in a circle like a crown, however, made it large enough to fit down on his shoulders. Then we hot clued artificial leaves and fall greens. We added some live fall flowers too and a fake bird. It was easy to place on his shoulders and remove. Thank you for your comments.

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