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One of the most popular commercial characters lately is Flo, the upbeat, ironic, and perennially perky Progressive Insurance peddler. Her easy-going demeanor has spawned a number of mini-crushes on the cheerful clerk.
A great and easily identifiable costume idea (thanks to a spiffy "tricked-out name tag"), check out how you can make your own Flo costume:
Step 1: Get a brown wig in a shoulder length or flippy style. If you can't find one, pick up any long brown wig and use scissors to cut it to shoulder length like Flo's style and add sideswept bangs.
Step 2: Put the wig on and top it with a blue headband. Back comb underneath the part that lies behind the headband for a slightly teased look and hairspray it and your bangs in place.
Step 3: Put on a white polo shirt, white pants, and a white apron over them. You can easily find these clothing items if you don't already have them, or just pick up a plain white cooking apron.
Step 4: Add a light line of liquid black eyeliner for a catlike efect that helps to widen Flo's eyes on the commercial. Add some bright red lipstick for a very exhuberant look.
Step 5: Make your own pins, nametags and badges. Grab some white poster board and cut out two rectangles of equal size. (Approximately 2" x 3.5") Poke a safety pin through the back of one of the rectangles in the middle and fasten it with the pin part on the outside.
On the second rectangle, write "FLO" in blue Magic Marker. Add a long blue line going across the top and a shorter yellow line next to it (See photo). Glue the front of your nametag to the piece with the safety pin. Wait until it dries to pin it to your apron.
Step 6: You can repeat the process above with a circular pin that says "I heart Insurance" (See photo again for reference). Instead, cut two circles and write "I heart Insurance" on the front piece with Black and Red Magic Markers. Wait until the glue dries and pin it to the other side of your apron.
Step 7: Voila! Let the good times "Flo"!
Posted by elizabethvanooyen 5 years, 10 months ago
I've seen Flo wearing black converse.
Posted by scj 5 years, 10 months ago
I love Flo!
Posted by kimkraft 5 years, 10 months ago
I am so totally making this costume for myself to wear out with my boys' on Halloween night..this is the only site I have found to let me know what I need to get to make the costume..thank you!!
Posted by heathergarbe 5 years, 9 months ago
I am so glad I found this I have been looking for ever I mean It is not hard to see what she is wairing but to have some one lay it out for you is so nice
Posted by nicebadge 5 years, 9 months ago
Get a real tricked out name tag at http://nicebadge.com/cart/index.php?mainpage=productinfo&cPath=3192&products_id=7720
Posted by marthasharp 5 years, 9 months ago
I hope there are not TOO many Flo's at my Halloween Party! I love her.. and how easy!!
we hade are party last week EVERYONE loved me as FLO but I could not get my hair to work correctley to thick i guess It looked great I made my appron with iron on letters and a make your own button kit It was so much fun
Posted by michellekelley 5 years, 9 months ago
LOVE the nametag site!! Thanks! and....dont forget to make your Auto Insurance box....simple prop. :)
Posted by wynonnarich 5 years, 3 months ago
Flo rocks! I am thinking of going as Flo this Haloween to. Except I plan to put the blue ribbon arround my Elvira wig from last year. Yea, Flo is brown hair and Elvira is black, but I think it'll wotk out ok.
Posted by NiceBadges 5 years, 1 month ago
http://www.namebadgestore.com has the big tricked out name tag as well as the I heart Insurance badge she is always sporting. Not only that but progressive recently added Pickles the dog as her side kick and the namebadgestore has his little badge for sale too!
Posted by johnrivera 5 years ago
Hummm. I wish to make this costume myself (minus the wig and girl stuff)and try to impress Flo by sending progressive headquarters a picture and video of me wearing the costume pretending to sell insurance thus allowing me to maybe get recognized and be in a commercial with Flo. No gurantees that this will work but always worth the try. Get what I mean?
Posted by costumzee 3 years, 9 months ago
I just found this: http://www.progressive.com/dresslikeflo.aspx
download the name tag: http://www.progressive.com/trickedoutnametag.pdf
download the button: http://www.progressive.com/iheartinsurancebutton.pdf
download the logo: http://www.progressive.com/progressive_logo.pdf
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