DIY Bee Costume: $9
I stopped by Micheals this weekend and spent $9 to buy:
- Yellow Duct Tape $4
- Black little puff balls $2
- Black Wire $3
I decided that I would dress up like a bee this year! I was excited about this idea, because who doesn’t have tons of black in their closet? You can make it as sexy or modest as you want, depending on the outfit you choose. Mine is tight, but no where near as revealing as what you will find if you search for ready-made bee costumes for grown ups.
I tested out my idea using an old cheap skirt I had — I think you could use a skirt you still wear since the tape seems quite gentle. I can’t do the top in advance since it is fitted. I made the stripes while wearing the skirt, so they are a little crooked (will try to fix!) and they aren’t as taut when the skirt is off.
I already had two coat hangers and old black nylons for the wings. I had a headband to attach the wire to for antennae, and black leggings so I’d look more bug like. I’m going to try to use a swimsuit string to fasten the wings on. I also want these yellow shoes for fun, but we’ll see. They aren’t even the right shade, but I’m in love with mustard right now.
If you want your boyfriend to roll his eyes, you could also consider carrying a fake gun/knife — then you are a killer bee!