Now, daFlores doesn’t sell Halloween costumes (there are times when the thought crosses our minds, but we do believe in focusing on what we’re best at). But we look out every year and see amazing flower-themed costumes, both home-made and store-bought. Our Halloween flowers lean towards gold, bronze and yellow, but there are no such restrictions in flower-themed costumes. Here are a few that we’ll describe for your Halloween fun. Give you some ideas? We’re all for turning people into fans of flowers!
The classic flower costume: The kid (or, sometimes, adult) waddles around in a green foam tube. Either the hands stick out of holes or sleeves masquerade as leaves. Sometimes, you see this variant in green fabric, allowing a bit more flexibility of movement. A home-made version could easily be crafted from green leggings and a green shirt, plus maybe a bit of fabric for the leaves. In the commercial version, the head is surrounded by a big cheerful flower. At home, that same effect could be built from green-painted cardboard or stiffened fabric. Ever seen a kid dressed up as a peanut or slice of pizza outside a mall, swinging a sign? You get the idea.
Bumble bee: We’ve never seen a homemade one of these. These foam outfits are rather bulky, cheerful and unusual. The kid usually has cheeks painted with big red circles, though no bee we’ve ever seen has such an embellishment. Either way, this sweet yellow-and-black striped costume is topped with curly antennae and a big, happy grin. With tongue firmly in cheek, we also reckon kids learn coordination by compensating for their sticking-out bustles…or should that be buzzles?
Flower power: Often seen on adults, some of whom we suspect aren’t really in costume, flower power outfits feature flares, long hair (sometimes wigs), big, loud sunglasses and bright colors. These hippie types wear headbands, floral patches or tie-dye. Guitars are a common accessory, though they’re not too great for collecting candy. Whether these costumes are fact or fiction, we at daFlores appreciate anyone who appreciates flowers!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our ever-so-whimsical look at flower-themed costumes. DaFlores can’t do the costumes, but we can bring you bright, beautiful and lovely Halloween flowers to decorate your home and cheer your loved ones. Happy Halloween!