Grass costume

My son was grass this year. It was so easy and caused quite a stir at his school carnival. Everyone was snapping pictures with their cell phones!
I used heavy duty hair gel and then sprayed it with tons of hair spray. Then I sprayed it with green hairspray. I used the blow dryer to dry it quickly (we have early school) and then for some of the plastic bugs I hot glued them to the hair. Yep, I used my glue gun :) I tested it on the tips of his hair just in case it didn’t come off easily. I figured I could cut it off. But it did come off pretty easy. I think it is because the glue was mainly sticking to all the gel and hairspray and not his actual hair.  Some of the critters I attached with fishing line. I tied it around the bug and then around a chunk of hair. I then added a glob of hair gel to act as glue so the knot wouldn’t come out or slip out of the hair. Both ways worked great. If I had had more time I probably would have done them all with fishing line.

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I wish you could see the back. The dragonfly perched on the back was my favorite. The bugs stayed in all day and night. And then they came out pretty easily. A big glob of shampoo and we were back to normal!
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  1. Allyson & Jere says

    Stopped by from SITS. That is one of the most creative things I've EVER seen. Super cool, and good for you for being all creative like that.

  2. Dakota says

    So incredibly creative! It seems like most of the creative costumes cost way too much and take too much time, but this is an awesome alternative.

  3. Stefanie says

    OH MY GOSH! I wish I had a boy to do this with! My girls both have long hair. Not sure it work for us… VERY CUTE! Thanks for sharing.

  4. ciara says

    that's very clever! not to mention budget friendly option. i wish i could come up with creative stuff like that :o/

  5. HSDesigns says

    I am kaboodling this to keep in mind if the school does a crazy hair day. This is AWESOME! Still in shock about the hot glue…lol

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