How to make a Flo (Progressive Insurance Girl) costume

posted by Lana417 on (5 years, 2 months ago)

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:

Things You'll Need

  • Brown wig or Brown flip wig
  • Scissors
  • Blue hair band
  • Hairspray
  • White polo shirt
  • White pants
  • White apron
  • White sneakers
  • White cardboard or Posterboard
  • Stencils
  • Glue
  • Blue and yellow markers
  • Safety pins
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Red lipstick

Putting together your Flo (Progressive Insurance Girl) 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"!


Comments & Reactions

  • elizabethvanooyen

    Posted by elizabethvanooyen 4 years, 11 months ago

    I've seen Flo wearing black converse.

  • scj

    Posted by scj 4 years, 11 months ago

    I love Flo!

  • kimkraft

    Posted by kimkraft 4 years, 11 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!!

  • heathergarbe

    Posted by heathergarbe 4 years, 10 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

  • nicebadge

    Posted by nicebadge 4 years, 10 months ago

  • marthasharp

    Posted by marthasharp 4 years, 10 months ago

    I hope there are not TOO many Flo's at my Halloween Party! I love her.. and how easy!!

  • heathergarbe

    Posted by heathergarbe 4 years, 10 months ago

    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

  • michellekelley

    Posted by michellekelley 4 years, 10 months ago

    LOVE the nametag site!! Thanks! and....dont forget to make your Auto Insurance box....simple prop. :)

  • wynonnarich

    Posted by wynonnarich 4 years, 4 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.

  • NiceBadges

    Posted by NiceBadges 4 years, 2 months 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!

  • NiceBadges

    Posted by NiceBadges 4 years, 2 months 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!

  • johnrivera

    Posted by johnrivera 4 years, 1 month 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?

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