How to make a Golden Leafed Tree costume?

Thanksgiving is a time for autumn leaves and beautiful colors. If you are looking for a simple yet effective Thanksgiving costume you might consider the golden leafed tree. This costume works great for school plays or even costume parties during the Thanksgiving season. It is also very easy to create with just a few steps.

##Materials Needed:##

* brown pants and shirt

* brown shoes

* fake or real leaves

* glue

* pipe cleaners

* brown felt

##Instructions:##

Step 1: The first step is creating the base of your tree. You can do this in a couple of different ways. The brown pants and long sleeve brown shirt offer you the covering for your person. The brown shoes will also help with the trunk section of the tree. The difference is how you create the branches. You could use a sheet of felt between the arms and hips in a triangle shape. This offers you a wide area to display fallen leaves. The other option is using the pipe cleaners to attach the leaves and then attach the cleaners to your shirt with glue.

Step 2: Attaching the leaves may be difficult if you are using real leaves. They tend to be on the brittle side. It is best to get a multicoloured amount of leaves, but with the majority being golden. Then you can attach them as you see fit.

Step 3: You may want to create a hat out of felt as well to get a leafy head. You can paint your face to match a tree’s trunk or go for a leaf look by offering multiple colours on your face.

For a very simple costume you can go with one kind of leaf, some brown clothing and glue. It just depends on the time you have to create your golden leafed tree for Thanksgiving.

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