Celebrate the culture of agriculture & share skills (Growing! Cooking! Eating!)

Another Halloween, another homemade felt costume. This year, we went together like peas and carrots. Organic, obviously. And locally grown.

I'm pretty proud of these ones, and am especially pumped about my leafy greens hat and our USDA certified organic status. We printed our USDA labels on a printable fabric sheet and hot-glued them on, although we could have sewn them. I made my felt hat based on these directions, though I used a 10" x 23" piece of fabric instead of the original dimensions. The leafy greens are a genius combination of felt, bendy straws and the top of a plastic drink bottle. The peas were sewn on the pod and then stuffed with regular poly-fill.

The materials set us back around $15 total, but we have plenty of extra felt, maybe even enough to make a whole additional set of fresh produce. And despite my best efforts, I did not end up using the piece of sparkly green tulle that I bought. So let's say that the proper amount of material would have cost $10, five bucks per costume.

I think we should volunteer to be the unofficial mascots of our local farmers market. That way we would get to wear them every single weekend.

This was my inspiration photo (found here). I think we came pretty close to it.

So, does anyone else still dress up for Halloween? Or, um, at least make cute costumes for your kids or pets? I'll tell ya, we went to a raging Halloween party and our peas & carrots costume were super popular. Homegrown love in the house!

(Cross-posted at http://unspeakablevisions.blogspot.com/2010/11/like-peas-carrots.html.)

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Comment by Cornelia on November 2, 2010 at 2:38pm
Any Forrest Gump reference gets extra points from me, but this. is. freaking. ADORABLE!
Here is a link to the Halloween Bike Ride that happens every year (this is the 10th) in Boston. Proof that, yes Christine, people do still dress up for Halloween.

Comment by Christine on November 2, 2010 at 2:38pm
A costumed bike ride! I love it! I could have joined that strawberry and we'd have a mobile produce section.
Comment by Aliza Ess on November 3, 2010 at 3:24pm

Comment by Christine on November 3, 2010 at 4:38pm
Ah! That's us!


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