"The eyes are the windows to the face"
This idea was inspired by a hysterical skit on Saturday Night Live with the wonderful Christopher Walken (I'm not able to add the video itself, so make sure to click that link to watch the skit and fully appreciate this post!).
I watched this skit a while ago, and happened to be sharing it with a coworker recently when I thought to myself, "You know what would make a great costume? A plant you can feel comfortable around!"
Once I got it in my head, I couldn't get it out, and thus, another costume is born!
It was pretty easy to put together too - I picked up some fake plants from the dollar store, a green t-shirt from the thrift store, a pair of "plant leggings" from Target, and my comfort inducing googly-eyes from the craft section.
The hardest part was figuring out how to best hot glue all the leaves on the shirt (and how many eyes would be considered too many eyes), and keeping the cat away (he really wanted to eat those leaves).
Because this is so ridiculous and the entire costume idea is pretty out there, you could honestly do a lot of different things to make your outfit unique. Any sort of clothing could work (or even one of those zentai suits covered in leaves and googly eyes), and you could easily add leaves into your makeup/hair (if you want to get really extreme, you could use body paint as a base and cover wherever else you'd like in leaves).
This could even be made into a couple costume if your partner wants to dress up as the gardener who is afraid of his plants!
Sadly, all of the people I've asked have no idea about this skit, so it may not be great if you're going for recognizable at your Costume Contest.
At the very least, the people who do know about it will get a good chuckle!
What do you guys think? Did you get a good laugh at this costume idea?
Stay tuned for even more costume ideas!