Chiquita Banana Lady and Banana

Chiquita and banana mommy and baby costume

Chiquita Banana Costume Recipe:

  1. Ruffle sleeve blouse
  2. Ruffled skirt
  3. High heels
  4. Banana sticker template
  5. Ochre Solly Wrap
  6. Yellow baby hat
  7. Head Piece (Instructions below)
  8. plastic fruit
  9. earrings (doh! We forgot to put them on the model)
  10. Necklaces and bracelets (Instructions below)

Chiquita Banana mommy and baby costume recipe

Head Piece Supplies:

  • Length of fabric
  • Hot glue gun
  • Plastic fruit
  • Spray paint in pretty colors

Head Piece Instructions:

  1. Spray paint each fruit (we used four pieces) in different colors. Allow to dry completely.
  2. Use the “Big Bow” tutorial here to tie your headwrap:
  3. Nestle fruit into the fabric of the head wrap and hot glue in place.

Necklace and bracelet supplies:

  • Spray paint in pretty colors
  • Old shoe boxes
  • Bamboo skewers and/or floral wire and wire cutters
  • Twine
  • Wooden beads in various colors
  • Scissors
  • Elastic thread

Necklace and bracelet instructions:

  1. Thread wooden beads onto bamboo skewers or floral wire. Lay the skewers or wire across the top of an open shoe box. Spray beads. Turn and spray paint the undersides. Allow to dry.
  2. Thread beads onto elastic thread for bracelets and twine for necklaces. Vary the lengths of the necklaces.  

Chiquita banana label:

  1. Download the Chiquita banana label
  2. Cut it out with your craft cutter onto adhesive vinyl
  3. Attach vinyl to blue fabric
  4. Attach to the solly wrap with velcro or safety pins

Makeup Tips:

An earthy toned look like this is easiest to achieve if you keep one color in mind as your “home base”. For this specific look, that color was chocolate brown. Because of that, her lips, cheeks, eyes, and brows all tie into one earthy vibe.
Chiquita and banana mommy and baby costumeChiquita and banana mommy and baby costumeChiquita and banana mommy and baby costume
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