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Need help with "corn" costume!

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive April 2006: Need help with "corn" costume!
By Mia on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 02:17 pm:

Oh boy! I'm not very crafty! Ds is to be the vegetable "corn" for the school play. The note home says: green shirt, yellow shorts, leaves on arms, spikey headdress.

Uhmmm.....Help! How do I get leaves on his arms, what do I use for leaves? And how to make a spikey headdress, out of what? I assume that means the silky tassle on an ear of corn?

I searched google and found nothing except a picture showing spray painted bubble wrap for the corn, which I think is very cute and I might do. But for the rest is there any ideas?

Thank you!

By Bemerry84 on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 02:27 pm:

Check your local dollar store. Ours has silk flowers and greenery. I have even seen that tall spike grass that is kind of brownish that would look awesome on a headband. The leaves I have seen in garland and many different kinds of them. How cute he will look as an ear of corn.

By Mia on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 02:43 pm:

The Dollar store is a good idea Bemerry84! Now, how to make a headband and how to get the leaves on it? Is there a special glue or will staples work? It must be strong since he has to wear it two different days.

By Mia on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 02:47 pm:

p.s - I know I must sound the idiot but I really don't know how to make things except with crayons & glue sticks!

By Kaye on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 03:22 pm:

Okay Mia...hot glue is your friend! As a one time costume you can use hot glue to glue almost any two surfaces together. I would buy the greenery and attach it to a shirt with hot glue. As far as a headband. You could get a thick ribbon, cut a ?? inch by 2 inch strip (?? being the measurement of your sons head plus a couple of inches. Use velcro on each side to make like a belt for his head. Then just glue whatever looks "cornish" to his head.

Good luck...corn is not one of those costumes i ever wanted! Is he the only corn? If not maybe you could get with another mom!

By Mia on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 03:49 pm:

Thanks Kaye for telling me about the glue and the ribbon with velcro. Very creative. The hot glue will come off the shirt when he's done?

He is the only corn -there is everything from scarecrows to lawn ornaments. But the one I feel worst for is the one with a headdress to look like a head of cabbage!

By Kaye on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 04:46 pm:

The hot glue won't come off the shirt..you will want to use and old one or buy a cheap one. Techincally you can remove hot glue by heating it with a hair dryer and scraping it off, been there, done that, shirts are cheap :)

By Annie2 on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 08:02 pm:

Mia, just to add to Kaye's great suggestions...you can buy Velcro which is iron-on, so you don't have to stitch it. :)

Have fun!

By Marcia on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 11:30 pm:

I think the bubble wrap idea is great!

By Bemerry84 on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 09:39 am:

Kaye has some good ideas, sounds like she's done this before also. I would dress him all in green then velcro the yellow painted bubble wrap all the way down his front to maybe the knees. You could iron on or hot glue the velcro to the shirt and pants to attach the corn. Like Kaye suggested old clothes or I've gone to the Salvation Army store and bought used to use for costumes. The leaves on the arms and the spikey head dress. How cool!!!! Please post pictures when you are done.

By Mia on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 06:40 pm:

Thanks everyone for the really excellent ideas. Iron-on velcro, love it! I'll check out the thrift store for some clothes.

I thought this would be impossible :)

By Mia on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 11:04 am:

After all this, I received a note from his teacher yesterday saying that he's been changed to a "weed" for the play! Grrrr And the corn costume was going to look so cool, I think.

By Amy~moderator on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 04:07 pm:

You've got to be kidding! What would happen if you already had the corn outfit made or in the works?! I can't believe they changed it.

Have any ideas for a "weed" costume? Ugh, I feel your pain...


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