“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 happened to be sharing it with a co-worker 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!
Becoming a plant
It was pretty easy to put together:
- Fake plants from the dollar store
- Green t-shirt from the thrift store
- A pair of “plant leggings” from Target
- And last but not least, my comfort inducing googly eyes from the craft section of Michaels
The hardest part was figuring out how to hot glue all the leaves on the shirt, and keeping the cat away. He really wanted to eat those leaves.
Because this entire costume is pretty out there, you could do a lot of different things to make your outfit unique. Any sort of clothing could work, even one of those zentai suits covered in leaves and googly eyes. You could easily add leaves into your makeup/hair. And 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, everyone I asked had never heard about this skit. Meaning it may not be great if you’re going for recognizable at your Costume Contest. But at 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?