Published on October 22, 2019 | Last Updated on February 14, 2022
Is there anything cuter than babies in costume?! I honestly don’t think so. We created a tradition last year with the Winnie the Pooh onesie costumes, but this year, I was stumped on what the theme should be. Originally we planned on Toy Story, but after brainstorming the costumes, I realized it would be a lot more work than I could take on. So I asked my Insta fam for suggestions, and some of them were so creative it was hard to choose, and I bookmarked the post for years to come!
I enjoy simple DIY costumes you can create with some simple supplies and a hot glue gun. Vegetables are all solid colors making the majority of the costumes pretty darn easy. I’ve included a list of supplies from Amazon if you need a last-minute costume for your crew of kiddos!
A Farm Animal Costume is a piece of clothing that covers an individual to resemble the appearance of a farm animal. This could be done by wearing one item, such as a hoodie, or more items, like pants and gloves to make look like overalls with cow spots.
Farm Animal Costumes are usually worn for fun, although some can be worn to promote a cause. PETA, the organization that aims to protect animal rights, tends to wear costumes for this reason.
I made Kinsey the pea pod because I knew she was calm enough not to try to pop the balloons immediately, ha! She seriously the sweetest little girl.
Inflate the balloons to be about three inches each. Then use the low temp glue gun to glue the balloons together in line with the lip of the balloon facing down. Cut two long pieces of felt in an almond shape to create each side of the pea pod. Once you’re happy with the shape, you will glue the balloons with the lip down in the center of the shirt/onesie then add the pod pieces on each side. Glue then down as needed.
Naturally, the redhead in the group needed to be the carrot! This one is super easy to pull together. You twist the pipe cleaners around the top of the headband. I put Piper’s hair in a ponytail to help hold the pipe cleaners.
Inflate the yellow balloons similar to the green balloons for the peas. Glue the lip of the balloon down to the front of this shirt. Then glue them together ass needed to secure. Use a small clear elastic to tie together about 10-15 stands of raffia together and then glue then on the shoulders of the shirt.
Place the green felt over the neckline of the onesie and roughly trace a zigzag pattern to resemble the tomato stem. Glue to the onesie. Create 3-4 inches of the zigzag pattern for the headpiece and then glue to the barret.
Follow the instructions included with the pom-pom maker to create a handful of different sized poms. I made some two-tone to resemble broccoli florets. Glue them to the top half of the onesie.
You’ll cut out more zigzag patterns but make these ones long and skinny to resemble the radish stems. Glue the felt to the inside of the pink headband.
Draw a shape similar to a sun on the green felt and cut it out. This is the stem of the eggplant so it doesn’t need to be perfect. Variety in the points is a good thing! Secure the stem to the top of the headband with glue.
Last but certainly not least, the smallest veggie of the bunch, Smith!
Glue the leaf napkins starting at the bottom of the onesie then move your way up to the top until the front is covered in leaves. Cut out to leaf shapes with felt and glue to the barret.
It wouldn’t be a farmer’s market without the farmer himself! We dressed Lincoln up in a plaid shirt, jeans and a straw hat from Hobby Lobby. He was so cute standing there in the middle of all his veggies!!
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