bug costume needed for 3yr old

(15 Posts)
ep1977 Sun 14-Jul-13 16:45:44

Ok guys, need inspiration, prayers and guidance... dd's playgroup are having a bug fancy dress party on Friday. Have no money but can only think of .. a lady bird as she already has red/ black clothes.. just need ideas for where to get feelers for her head? apart from that I am stumped..off to google while you guys have a think.. back in a mo

Bearandcub Sun 14-Jul-13 16:46:46

Head band with straws and beads glued on.

Blatherskite Sun 14-Jul-13 16:50:35

Pigtails with black straws poked in? If you could get bendy black straws, they'd look quite effective.

ep1977 Sun 14-Jul-13 16:51:51

thanks bearandcub and blatherskite,, great ideas

ep1977 Sun 14-Jul-13 17:08:11

does anybody have any other ideas for homemade bug costumes? pretty please?

Picturesinthefirelight Sun 14-Jul-13 17:10:18

Headband with coloured pipe cleaners works well.

Picturesinthefirelight Sun 14-Jul-13 17:11:39

Also green works very well as a general bug. If you can get a cheapo tutu type skirt that would look great.

soundedbetterinmyhead Sun 14-Jul-13 17:13:12

Black t-shirt and leggings for her. Then fill 2 pairs of old opaque black tights with squished up newspaper and pin/sew to each side of her t-shirt. Hey presto! A spider. (if you are feeling clever, you can attach the legs with string to her arms so they jiggle when she waves.) Any good?

Blatherskite Sun 14-Jul-13 17:14:37

Do you have any black tights? Stuff 2 pairs with newspaper and tack them to a black long sleeved top, add black leggings and voila, you have a spider. You could tie thread between the real arms and the 2 tights sets to make them move when her arms move.

You could do the multiple eyes with facepaint.

Blatherskite Sun 14-Jul-13 17:15:08

Good x-post there sounded smile

Blatherskite Sun 14-Jul-13 17:16:20

How about a matching colour top and leggings and a cheap pair of wings to make a butterfly?

DeWe Sun 14-Jul-13 17:18:48

Claires Accessories sometimes have headbands and other stuff for ladybirds and bees.

soundedbetterinmyhead Sun 14-Jul-13 17:20:23

That was freaky Blatherskite! It is a really good idea though and has done me proud.

Blatherskite Sun 14-Jul-13 17:35:33
ep1977 Sun 14-Jul-13 18:47:57

thanks everyone, Blatherskite.. what a simple idea.. can easily make that head band, and dd has just come in and seen what I was doing and is excited... thanks all, feel reassured now. its so simple when you see others who have ideas. think I was trying to overcomplicate it!!!

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