How to make a Cornucopia costume?
Cornucopias have been part of Thanksgiving since the beginning of the holiday. They are very often used as a centrepiece for the holiday table. It is filled with the harvest bounty that represents the reason for Thanksgiving. If you want to show your holiday cheer one of the best costumes can be the cornucopia. Below are the details in how to create your own costume.
* Fake fruit
* Fake vegetables
* Tan or brown material
* Sturdy florist wire
* Tan pants and shirt
* String and needle
* Marking pen
Step 1: As the cornucopia is a rare costume, you will most likely not be able to find a pattern. For this reason the use of the internet may be paramount to getting the appropriate shape. You will need to create a cone like shape from the brown or tan material. The shape will be taller in the back and circle around to your mid torso.
Step 2: Once you have the shape of your cornucopia cut out you can begin to fashion it. You will want to use glue to attach the florist wire to the outer edge of the cornucopia. You also need wire to help you get the cornucopia shape around the head. The marking pen will be used to create the basket effect. You could also find tan material that already has this look.
Step 3: You will need to assemble your fruit and vegetables next. They should be in a creative way that shows off the foods to the best advantage. The string and needle will allow you to string the food into a necklace. You will also want to use thread to attach them to your clothing. Sometimes you may need an Awl to help puncture the fruit.
Step 4: The tan shirt and pants will help the rest of your body to meld with the cornucopia.